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Am I Legally Married, What Are The Consequences If I Am Not?

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There are many factors that determine whether a couple is legally married. To protect the privacy of the client, some of the facts in the account below may not coincide with the facts of the actual case, but they serve to illustrate the legal principles and arguments involved.

Harmless Errors on Appeal: No Reasonable Possibility Test

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In November 2014, the Florida Supreme Court clarified the standard for determining whether an error committed at the trial court level in a civil case constitutes a harmless error. This is important because harmless errors do not result in a reversal of a trial court or jury decision. Only harmful errors can result in a reversal.

The Divorce Process: Important Steps to Know when Filing

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Once the divorce petition is filed with the court, it must be served on opposing counsel. The party filing for divorce should be aware that many attorneys now monitor the new filings with the court and may send your spouse a solicitation letter prior to him or her being served.

Liquidated Damages Provisions Come in All Shapes and Sizes

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In Lefemine, the Supreme Court established a test to determine when a liquidated damages provision will be enforceable, and when it will be unenforceable as a penalty clause.

Relocation During Divorce in Florida

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In reaching a decision regarding whether relocation is appropriate, either temporary or permanent the court should evaluate the following eleven factors provided for in Section 61.13001(7), Florida Statutes:

Five Things to Know Before Filing for Divorce

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A divorce is a stressful process for any family. One home splitting into two can affect your life, your children, your home, and your assets. As you move through the divorce process, it is important to understand each stage of the divorce and how to protect yourself, your children, and your assets. It is also imperative to have an advocate by your side who can properly guide you through the divorce process. Failing to do so may lead to irreversible consequences.

Christopher Nasseh of DeWitt Law speaks with Action 9

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Attorney Christopher Nasseh of the DeWitt Law Firm speaks with Todd Ulrich from Action 9 regarding his efforts to recover money on behalf of one alleged victims.

Obergefell v. Hodges: Supreme Court Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

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On June 26, 2015, in a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, held that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires all states to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and further requires that all states recognize same sex marriages lawfully licensed and performed out of state.

How Do Tax Deed Sales in Florida Work? What Liens Survive?

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A tax deed sale is the sale of property for past due real estate taxes and fees associated with the sale. Each year, real estate taxes are to be paid by a predetermined date to avoid becoming delinquent. Once delinquent, the Tax Collector holds an auction to pay off the taxes. This auction is referred to as a Tax Certificate Sale

Can I withhold visitation rights from my former spouse?

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DeWitt Law Review is live every Sunday at 10am on WDBO 96.5FM. This week’s topic: What happens when one former spouse gets behind on child support and the child does not want to visit the former spouse? Is it okay with withhold visitation rights until child support is paid in full?

DeWitt Law Legal Resources

Family at Sunset vector illustration Am I Legally Married, What Are The Consequences If I Am Not?

There are many factors that determine whether a couple is legally married. To protect the privacy of the client, some of the facts in the account below may not coincide with the facts of the actual case, but they serve to illustrate the legal principles and arguments involved.

bigstock-Gavel-With-Book-84805454 Harmless Errors on Appeal: No Reasonable Possibility Test

In November 2014, the Florida Supreme Court clarified the standard for determining whether an error committed at the trial court level in a civil case constitutes a harmless error. This is important because harmless errors do not result in a reversal of a trial court or jury decision. Only harmful errors can result in a reversal.

divorce1-150x150 The Divorce Process: Important Steps to Know when Filing

Once the divorce petition is filed with the court, it must be served on opposing counsel. The party filing for divorce should be aware that many attorneys now monitor the new filings with the court and may send your spouse a solicitation letter prior to him or her being served.

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