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Florida Hate Crimes Defense

By Julia Kefalinos |

Hate crimes: what are they, and how can hate crimes enhancements impact sentencing in the state of Florida? If you’ve been charged with a crime and hate-crime enhancements are a part of the deal, the outlook for sentencing could be pretty somber.  That’s why you need an experienced and adept criminal defense attorney looking… Read More »

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Employer Requirements Relating To Domestic Violence

By Julia Kefalinos |

Looking back, you suppose you should have noticed the signs: your significant other was extremely jealous and suspicious of you when you were out of his sight; arguments resulted in name-calling and threats; you felt emotionally manipulated when the two of you didn’t see things the same way.  Nonetheless, you stuck it out, because… Read More »

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Bankruptcy And Financial Literacy

By Julia Kefalinos |

Bankruptcy rates are on the rise, and some experts are sounding the alarm about the connection between financial literacy—or the lack thereof—and bankruptcy filings. What are the issues, and how can they be addressed? A Problem for Years A study by the Jumpstart Coalition discovered that the majority of high school students were graduating… Read More »

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Did The 5-Finger Discount Get You In Trouble With The Law?

By Julia Kefalinos |

The holidays have traditionally been a time that retailers see an uptick in retail theft. In the old days they just had to worry about people trying to sneak out with an extra CD tucked underneath their shirt. But these days many criminals have become much more brazen, even engaging in smash and grab… Read More »

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Divorce And Bankruptcy

By Julia Kefalinos |

Everyone knows that financial problems can lead to the ruin of a marriage—but can the reverse be true, as well?  Can marital problems lead to financial ruin?  Plenty of people think so.  In fact, of those surveyed reported that divorce had been a primary factor in their financial insolvency.  Respondents between 40 and 49… Read More »

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Holiday Domestic Violence

By Julia Kefalinos |

For many of us, the holidays are a time to celebrate the bounty of the season.  We bask in the warmth of family and friends, good food, children’s laughter, and sparkling lights.  This idyllic picture, however, is nothing close to the reality many face during the season of festivities.  If you live with an… Read More »

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Florida Hit And Run Defense

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you’ve been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, your life could be turned upside down by the penalties.  That’s why it is imperative that you have a dedicated and fierce criminal defense attorney working on your behalf immediately. Florida Statistics  According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, nearly 1,200 reported… Read More »

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Domestic Violence And Your Pets

By Julia Kefalinos |

We know that domestic violence is primarily about control. And what better way to control someone than to threaten their loved ones—particularly if those loved ones are pets who can’t report the abuse. The emotional devastation of seeing a defenseless, innocent animal harmed in retaliation or to gain the upper hand in a relationship… Read More »

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Bankruptcy Related To Traumatic Brain Injury

By Julia Kefalinos |

For a family dealing with a serious injury to a loved one’s brain and/or spinal cord, the physical and emotional trauma can be absolutely devastating.  Unfortunately, the pain can and does spread to other areas of life, one of which can be finances.  How can a traumatic brain injury (TBI) result in a bankruptcy?… Read More »

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Trauma Bonding: Why Some Victims Stay In Abusive Relationships

By Julia Kefalinos |

Why stay in an abusive relationship?  The question has been asked by families and friends of abuse victims over the decades.  It seemingly makes no sense for anyone to opt to continue giving abusive individuals more and more opportunities for cruel and/or violent acts.  What gives? Trauma Bonding  It may seem hard to believe,… Read More »

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