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Domestic Violence Injunctions in Florida: The Need to Know Basics

By Mander Law Group |

An injunction against domestic violence (also referred to as a “restraining order”) is a court order that directs a specific person (the respondent) not to have any contact with you (the petitioner), and is one important measure that can help protect you against threats or acts of violence. In Florida, a Petition for Injunction… Read More »

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Florida Family Receives $33.8M in Birth Injury Med Mal Case

By Mander Law Group |

According to Local10.com, a Miami Gardens family recently received a $33.8 million medical malpractice award against the federal government earlier this week for brain damage sustained by their son during birth. In its decision the court held the federal government liable for causing the baby boy to suffer irreversible brain damage during his birth… Read More »

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Two Proposed Bills Aimed at Helping Florida’s Juvenile Offenders

By Mander Law Group |

According to the Orlando Sentinel there is widespread agreement amongst lawmakers in Florida that our state needs to do more to help juvenile offenders who have had a run-in with the law to move on from their adolescent mistakes and to stay out of trouble in the future. However, lawmakers disagree about the best… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Connection with Fatal Scuba Diving Expedition

By Mander Law Group |

Last February tragedy struck in the Atlantic Ocean off of the Florida Keys when the body of 37-year-old Rob Stewart, a filmmaker from Toronto, was found after a fatal scuba diving expedition. Now, a couple months later, his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Stewart’s dive organizers and others claiming that their… Read More »

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Florida’s Criminal Statutes of Limitations

By Mander Law Group |

A statute of limitations is a law that limits the timeframe within which a legal proceeding may be brought. In Florida we have a wide variety of statutes of limitations, some of which apply to civil lawsuits and some which impact criminal actions. This article provides a brief overview of Florida’s key criminal statutes… Read More »

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Florida Drivers May Not be Required to Carry PIP Auto Insurance in the Future

By Mander Law Group |

A huge percentage of the personal injury claims filed each year in Florida involve car accidents. Who ends up paying for what is largely determined by Florida’s no-fault insurance system, which currently requires drivers in Florida to have at least $10,000 of injury coverage for themselves. However, some lawmakers in the state legislature are… Read More »

Guardianship

Guardianships: The Need to Know Basics

By Mander Law Group |

According to the Florida Courts’ website, a guardianship is formed when a court appoints a surrogate decision-maker who is in charge of making personal and/or financial decisions for their ward (a ward can be either a minor whose parents are unable to care for them or an adult with a mental impairment who is… Read More »

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Prostitution Related Offenses in Florida

By Mander Law Group |

Most people are aware that is it illegal to prostitute yourself in Florida, but did you know that it is also illegal to compel someone else to become a prostitute? In fact, Florida has a variety of prostitution related offenses codified in chapter 796 of the Florida Statutes. This article provides a general overview… Read More »

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Lawmakers Push to Decriminalize Marijuana in Florida

By Mander Law Group |

Just recently Florida lawmakers introduced companion bills in the state Senate and the House of Representatives, House Bill 1403 and Senate Bill 1662, which are aimed at decriminalizing the possession of marijuana in Florida. If passed, this law would stop people from being arrested in Florida for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana…. Read More »

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Florida Child Support FAQs

By Mander Law Group |

Do you have questions about obtaining, enforcing, or modifying a child support order in Florida? If so, you are not alone. Child support can be a confusing area of the law and unfortunately many parents are left with questions about their legal rights and responsibilities. This article is designed to help ease confusion by… Read More »

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