By Paralegal Courtney D. Hess Couples who choose to legally dissolve their marriage through divorce will need to address many different legal, financial, and practical issues. The division of marital property is one of the key issues that will need to be resolved, and all of the assets and debts that a couple acquired while married will need to be divided as fairly and equitably as possible. While determining how to divide some assets can be a straightforward process, complex financial issues may arise when addressing certain types of assets, including retirement accounts and pension benefits. When dividing these assets,…
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It may come as no surprise that litigation can be costly. Many times, potential claimants seeking to temper their litigation costs look for the least expensive counsel they can find. But in the end, are litigants truly saving money by focusing on the lowest hourly rate? Retaining the wrong attorney simply because that attorney or firm offers the lowest rates can have devastating consequences for any litigant. When your community association is seeking transition counsel, it’s critical to consider a number of factors to ensure your resources are well placed and well spent.…
By Attorney Christopher M. Hayden Real estate transactions can be very complicated, and there are multiple types of legal issues that buyers and sellers will want to be aware of. Easements are one issue that will affect how a piece of property can be used. If easements are not properly disclosed during a transaction, real estate litigation may be required to address this issue. Understanding Easements An easement is a legal agreement that gives a person, company, or organization the right to use someone else’s property. Easements come in several forms, including: Public easements – A portion of a person’s…
Lee County -Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash between a sport utility vehicle and Lee County School bus has left one person in serious condition. The crash took place Monday afternoon as an SUV driver by a 17-year-old boy was traveling with excessive speed in the left lane of Lee Boulevard heading east, approaching the intersection with Olympia Point Boulevard. Also riding in the SUV driven by the 17-year-old, was a 15-year-old male passenger. As the SUV traveled toward the intersection, a Lee County School bus driven by a 53-year-old man from Lehigh Acres was on Olympia Point Boulevard preparing…
There is nothing more terrible that can happen to a Florida Suncoast resident than the loss of a loved one well before their time. It is even more traumatic if that death was a needless one, caused by someone else’s carelessness. When that kind of death occurs, even if it was an accident and not a crime, the law is on the side of the surviving family. Wrongful death lawsuits are ways for families to compensation, in the form of financial “damages” back from the people or organization responsible. But what does compensation mean in this sense? Here are the…
By Attorney Christopher Strohbehn and Law Student Quron Payne The simple answer to this question is “yes”.  Alcohol or drug use can have a huge impact on a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. While the dangers of driving while under the influence are well-known, many people still do so. This can lead to dangerous car accidents. While a drunk driver may be held liable for injuries inflicted in these types of accidents, victims may wonder whether other parties may also be civilly or criminally liable. The answer to this inquiry is “it depends.”  Social Host Liability…
In the United States, an increasing number of parents are using non-parental child care facilities. The services offered by a daycare have become essential to working American families. As per the Economic Policy Institute, Minnesota is one of the most expensive states in the country when it comes to child care costs. Yet, even after spending a substantial amount on child care costs, parents may often be faced with the traumatic experience of daycare injuries. If your child suffered injuries at a daycare, learn how a Minnesota daycare injury attorney from Tyroler Injury Law can help you understand your…
Road rage is rampant in Florida. In fact, it is rated as the state with the highest number of road rage incidents in the United States three years in a row. Road rage is extremely dangerous and causes severe auto accidents every year. If you’ve been in a car accident as a result of road rage, it’s important to know what steps to take to protect yourself. Here is what you need to know. What Is The Difference Between Road Rage And Aggressive Driving? People often mistake road rage and aggressive driving as the same thing. However, they are not…
NOKOMIS -Florida Highway Patrol announced a cyclist has died after being hit by a car Friday evening. The crash happened as a 52-year-old man from Sarasota was riding a bicycle on U.S. 41, heading east, attempting to cross all four lanes of traffic near the intersection with Spanish Lakes Boulevard in Nokomis. As the cyclist attempted to cross US 41, a 32-year-old man from Venice was driving a car heading northbound on US 41 approaching the intersection with Spanish Lakes Boulevard. At 10:25:00 PM, the driver from Venice encountered the bicyclist from Sarasota and failed to see the cyclist in…