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A Closer Look at Assumable Mortgages in Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Given that a couple’s marital home is often their most valuable asset, one of the most important issues we counsel our Florida clients going through divorce on is whether or not they want to, and can afford to, hold onto that home. If an individual decides that they plan to hold onto the family… Read More »

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Florida Authorities Cracking Down On Sex Crimes Since Robert Kraft Incident

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Florida is cracking down on sex crimes in massage parlors after the Robert Kraft scandal. In the month of February, Florida authorities shut down at least 10 spas, and charged a number of men with purchasing sex. While authorities once only provided minor charges and punishments for the owners of these facilities, those days… Read More »

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Two Proposed Bills in Florida Could Decrease the Number of People Charged with Felony Theft and Increase the Number of People Charged with Animal Cruelty

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Two bills proposed in the Florida legislature could make a significant difference when it comes to criminal charges. One would increase the value threshold that is required to charge someone with a felony for theft, while the other one punishes pet owners who abandon their pets during manmade or natural disasters, such as hurricanes,… Read More »

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The Fight Over Alimony Continues in Florida

By William Wallshein P.A. |

There is no question that alimony (also known as “maintenance” in Florida) is becoming an increasingly controversial issue, especially as alimony payments are awarded less and less every day, and some special interest groups are fighting to get rid of it altogether throughout the state.  Enforcement of these payments has also become extremely limited,… Read More »

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Why Are More And More Millennials Seeking Out Prenuptial Agreements?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

As attorneys who regularly practice family law here in Florida, we regularly receive a number of questions from both individuals and couples about prenuptial agreements—why people get them, myths versus truths, etc. In particular, more and more millennials are interested in prenups, and with good reason, as they face more financial and employment insecurity… Read More »

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Using & Possessing Marijuana May No Longer Be a Drug Offense in Florida

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In late February, Florida state lawmakers filed bills to legalize and tax the recreational use of marijuana in Florida, thereby moving towards decriminalizing the drug. The substance would be legal to use by anyone over the age of 21, and the legislation also outlines any fees associated with marijuana-related businesses if it is legalized…. Read More »

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The Most Important Interview Questions & Topics for Your Divorce Lawyer

By William Wallshein P.A. |

When it comes to selecting the right divorce attorney, you don’t just want to go with someone who is highly rated online, or comes recommended by a friend. You also want to do your own “homework,” so to speak, and essentially interview attorneys who practice in this area to make sure that this person… Read More »

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Young Florida Student Illegally Arrested For Refusing To Recite the Pledge of Allegiance

By William Wallshein P.A. |

The issue of being forced to recite the Pledge of Allegiance (and/or the National Anthem) and civil rights issues has been an ongoing issue of late, but it recently came to a head in Florida when a middle school student (11 years old) was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for refusing to recite… Read More »

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The Most Important Assets You Should Never Forget In Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Divorce is already so difficult for a number of people that having to think about assets can be just another difficult step in the process. However, that moment when you and your attorney make that list of assets is such an important step, and there are usually a number of assets that people forget… Read More »

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The “Alternative Facts” Issues With Our Criminal Justice System

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Ten years ago, the National Academy of Sciences sounded the alarm on the shortcomings of forensic science techniques and how they have led to the wrongful conviction of a number of defendants in our criminal justice system. Since then, a number of follow-up studies have been done, revealing a consistent pattern of crime lab… Read More »

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