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Federal Criminal Investigation Opened into Vaping Products

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In late September, federal officials announced that they would be opening up a federal criminal investigation into a number of lung-related illnesses linked to vaping. According to the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of confirmed or probable cases of disease has reached 530, with eight people… Read More »

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Federal Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Overuse of Solitary Confinement in Florida’s Juvenile Detention Centers

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In September, a class action lawsuit arguing that Florida juvenile detention centers are violating state law by keeping minors in solitary confinement for too long was filed. According to the data, just in one year, more than 4,300 minors in the state who are in these detention centers for committing juvenile crimes were placed… Read More »

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How to Minimize Any Impacts Your Divorce Has On Your Productivity at Work

By William Wallshein P.A. |

As divorce attorneys practicing here in Florida, one common question that we receive is how to make sure that one’s divorce does not distract them from work. While divorces can unquestionably be consuming of both your time and energy, there are some techniques you can use to handle the challenges; while continuing to maintain… Read More »

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Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Now On Trial

By William Wallshein P.A. |

We’ve previously discussed the requirements that go along with Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, which effectively allows a person to be immune from criminal prosecution if they take lethal action against someone if the reasonably felt that it was necessary to prevent “great bodily harm” or “imminent death.” However, the trial of the notorious… Read More »

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How Your Particular Compensation Structure Changes Your Divorce Settlement

By William Wallshein P.A. |

 As attorneys who assist clients with divorce and property division here in Florida, we talk a lot about the importance of asset division. However, it is important to realize that your compensation structure has a direct effect on your divorce and divorce settlement. Unless your compensation structure is a straightforward salary – without any… Read More »

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Legislation Filed in Florida to Decriminalize Possession of Marijuana: This & Other Marijuana-Related Arrest & Prosecution Changes in Florida

By William Wallshein P.A. |

 In August, legislation was introduced in Florida to decriminalize possession of certain amounts of marijuana without the need for a medical marijuana license. The legislation reduces criminal penalties for having 20 grams or less of the substance and/or products containing 600 grams or less of THC. The bill would also make juveniles eligible for… Read More »

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How Do I Go About Keeping Our Home After the Divorce?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

When it comes to advising  clients going through divorce in Florida, given that the family home is usually the most valuable asset for them, I spend a significant amount of time discussing whether or not the clients want and can keep the home. While, of course, for many, the home is of sentimental value,… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Rules That Defendant Does Not Have to Turn Over Cell Phone Passcode in Response to Warrant

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In June, one Florida appeals court made a very important decision in siding with a criminal defendant who refused to turn over his cell phone passcode to the police; even though they had first obtained a warrant. This is an issue with courts around the country, which are unquestionably struggling to find common legal… Read More »

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The Best Way to Protect Your Money & Assets in Divorce Is Not Via Separate Bank Accounts

By William Wallshein P.A. |

These days, many young people who are interested in getting married are also interested in doing things differently in their marriage, for example, keeping the finances and checking accounts separate. This could be in part because they have seen how difficult it can be to divide assets in the event of divorce, and in… Read More »

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A Look at The Prosecution & Defense of Jeffrey Epstein in & Outside of Florida

By William Wallshein P.A. |

The criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein has dominated news headlines of late. The billionaire is accused of engaging in sex crimes in both Florida and New York. In 2007, US Attorney’s Office in Florida allowed him to plead guilty to state prostitution instead of sexual abuse charges and serve 13 months; mostly from his… Read More »

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