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What Does it Take to Get an Injunction Against Repeat Violence?

If someone has repeatedly acted violently toward you, it’s essential to understand that you have a right to seek protection. This protection can be attained by requesting an injunction – or a court-ordered demand for someone to refrain from committing an act toward another person. For example, it can restrain someone from coming within 150 ...
by Thomas Feiter - January 06th, 2020

What Happens If You’re a Sexual Assault Victim During a Rideshare Trip?

Rideshare programs have grown increasingly popular over the last couple of years. Uber and Lyft both do a great job informing passengers who their driver is and what vehicle will pick them up.  But how safe are you really? If something goes wrong during that trip – what happens next? The first step is always ...
by Thomas Feiter - December 27th, 2019

Is Stalking Considered Different from Bullying?

Anyone who has been a crime victim understands how it can affect their sense of well-being. Stalking and bullying are both crimes that make victims feel unsettled and troubled in their daily lives. The fact that many victims of stalking and bullying experience threats for a continuous period of time can worsen the effects of ...
by Thomas Feiter - December 14th, 2019

What’s the Difference Between Stalking and Cyberstalking?

Fourteen out of every 1,000 adults get stalked every year, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Stalking is considered a crime in all 50 states and U.S. territories, but how is it defined? In a time when technology rules most of our lives, is digital stalking – or cyberstalking – viewed as being similarly ...
by Thomas Feiter - December 05th, 2019

What Is Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Person?

As a person gets older or sick, they become more vulnerable. Unfortunately, that vulnerability is often taken advantage of by others. One of the most common ways vulnerable individuals are taken advantage of is financial exploitation. Financial exploitation is when a person takes advantage of a vulnerable individual’s finances for their own benefit.  It’s important ...
by Thomas Feiter - November 28th, 2019

What’s The Difference Between Dating Violence and Domestic Violence

Across the United States, dating and domestic violence are serious issues. These forms of violence are present in relationships of all kinds. No one, no matter what they have done, deserves to be abused by someone they’ve loved.   When cases of domestic and dating violence are brought to the attention of officials or trusted attorneys, ...
by Thomas Feiter - November 14th, 2019

What To Do If You Have A Restraining Order Against You

A restraining order is a legal course of action that prevents one person from approaching another. Commonly restraining orders are obtained in cases of domestic violence or familial abuse. Many times, family members or close acquaintances file for a restraining order to embarrass or cause hardship for the other party. If someone you care about ...
by Thomas Feiter - November 05th, 2019

I have a will, I won’t need to go through Probate.  Right?

One common misunderstanding many of our clients have is the belief that having a Last Will and Testament avoids the probate process.  Your Will is a probate document. Although the will is valid if it was executed properly, the Will must be admitted to the probate court to be effective.  Florida has laws regarding the ...
by Skiles Jones - July 12th, 2019

Don’t Ignore the Effects of an Expired Domestic Violence Injunction

Domestic violence injunctions are taken quite seriously in the state of Florida. They involve a two-step process. The first step consists of a court deciding if a temporary injunction, or restraining order, is needed while they consider whether a final injunction is necessary. The temporary injunction usually only lasts a few days, typically until the ...
by Thomas Feiter - March 21st, 2019

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