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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


When Mental Health Issues Impact Criminal Justice

By Julia Kefalinos |

Half of the people behind bars in jails across America suffer from some type of mental health issue. The same is true for two-thirds of people in prisons.  Why are we incarcerating people who need mental health assistance?  What gives? Senseless Incarceration  We know that when mental health problems plague an individual, those problems… Read More »


Understanding Search Warrants And Affidavits

By Julia Kefalinos |

The nation was riveted to the news: Former president Donald Trump’s Mara Lago resort had been the location of an FBI search.  There were reportedly dozens of agents on the property, going through various rooms, and even Trump’s safe.  Since then, the media has been flooded with words like “warrant” and “affidavit.”  Understanding these,… Read More »

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