What You Need to Know About Florida DUI Laws

When it comes to driving under the influence, or DUI, Florida’s laws are among the toughest in the nation. If you are found guilty, it is a mandatory conviction, meaning that the charges cannot be eliminated from your record. You also face additional penalties, such as loss of your driver’s license, fines, and possibly incarceration. These are two of the many reasons why it is important to fight back against DUI Read More

What Florida Parents Need to Know About Child Support

When child support is mentioned, most people automatically assume it is in the context of a divorce. While this is oftentimes true, child support-related legal disputes can occur in numerous different scenarios outside of a divorce case as well. In most circumstances, Florida requires both lawfully recognized parents to support their children financially, whether they are married or not. When it comes to a dispute Read More

A Brief Overview of US Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

At one time, the U.S. immigration benefits inherent in marriage were strictly available only to heterosexual couples. That changed in 2013, when the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in United States v. Windsor. This widely-acclaimed decision invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had previously defined marriage, for all purposes pertaining to federal law, as a legal union between a man and a Read More

Understanding Parental Alienation

It’s no secret that a divorce can quickly turn into an incredibly contentious affair. When two people who have spent years trying to build a life together decide to end their marriage, things can get messy—especially when there are children involved. For most parents, there is nothing more important in their lives than their children. Unfortunately, when you combine this fact with the emotional turmoil and Read More

Immigration Update: How the Unlawful Presence Waiver Has Been Expanded to Help More Immigrants Obtain Their Residency

Immigration issues can be overwhelmingly stressful and difficult to understand - and the stakes couldn’t be higher, particularly when you’ve been in the country illegally and have the ability to apply for residency. In this blog entry, we’ll break down one possible solution. It’s known as the I-601A Unlawful Presence Waiver. The I-601A Unlawful Presence Waiver was first designed to help people who were restricted Read More

Time for a Change: When to Modify Your Divorce Agreement

Anyone who has gone through a divorce knows that it is not something that you want to do again. The fact is, however, that whether it is a judge that dictates the terms of the divorce or the spouses who come up with the terms themselves, there is no way to perfectly plan and account for everything the future will bring. There are times when it becomes necessary to revisit and modify one or more aspects of the Read More

A Brief Q&A on the US Naturalization Process

What is naturalization? Naturalization is the legal process whereby a foreign-born individual can become a U.S. citizen. Once you become a naturalized US citizen, you will be eligible for all of the same rights and responsible for all of the same duties as someone who was born a US citizen. Who is eligible for naturalization? In order to apply to for naturalization, you must fulfill several requirements. In Read More

5 Things You Cannot Include in Your Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements can be an incredibly beneficial tool for couples who are getting married. They allow you to define the various financial terms of your impending marriage, protect assets and lay out expectations in case of a future divorce, and they provide an impetus for couples to talk about their finances before getting married and ensure they are on the same page. However, there are a lot of Read More

8 Tips for a Successful Asylum Interview

If you have come to the US seeking protection from persecution in your home country based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or your political opinion, then you may be eligible to apply for asylum. If you are granted asylum, you, your spouse, and your children will be allowed to remain in the United States permanently—but achieving asylum is not an easy process. You must submit an Read More

Nuns on the Bus reach Tallahassee with immigration message

The roaming ”Nuns on the Bus” reached Tallahassee on Tuesday in an organized thank-you to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for his support of comprehensive immigration reform. Sister Simone Campbell said the 10 Catholic nuns on the 15-state tour, which began in Connecticut this past month to end in San Francisco in mid-June, is aimed at rallying public support for a “path to citizenship” and family unity in dealing with the Read More

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