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Bankruptcy Fraud In Florida

By Julia Kefalinos |

Surely Heather Lynn Pratt never imagined she would be jailed for withholding a few details from her bankruptcy filing. But after the discovery that she’d concealed over $145,000, she wound up with bigger troubles than she had to start with. In addition to having to pay $145,386 in restitution, Pratt is looking at up… Read More »

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Buried In A Mountain Of Student Loan Debt?

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your– or your child’s–student loan debt, you are not alone! In 2020, student loan debt in this country reached over $1.7 trillion, involving over 44 million borrowers. Nearly three-fourths of these loan accounts were described as in deferral or forbearance. That means loan balances are seeing substantial increases. If… Read More »

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Strangulation: Domestic Violence Escalated

By Julia Kefalinos |

“But I’m your son!” Those were the words that finally caused an angry father to relent. He’d locked the 21-year-old in a chokehold, strangling him. The Coral Springs victim’s offense that had led to such an angry response? He’d been participating in a Zoom class with the volume up too loud. The Rest of… Read More »

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Florida Vehicle Theft Defense

By Julia Kefalinos |

Somewhere in Florida, a vehicle is stolen every 13 minutes. If you have been accused of vehicle theft, call your attorney right away, & don’t speak to anyone in the meanwhile. You’re looking at significant penalties if found guilty, but the right defense could significantly improve your outlook. What Constitutes Vehicle Theft? According to… Read More »

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You Fled The Scene Of An Accident: Now What?

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you were involved in a collision and you left the scene without exchanging contact and insurance information or discussing the crash with a law enforcement officer, you have broken the law in Florida. The truth of the matter is, there are going to be legal consequences for your actions. The penalties will be… Read More »

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Reasons For Bankruptcy & Explanation Of Discharging Debt

By Julia Kefalinos |

Many people are facing mountains of debt due to no fault of their own. If you find yourself in this situation, having all of the facts in front of you as you make decisions ensures the best possible outcomes. An experienced Miami bankruptcy attorney can help. Key Reasons People File for Bankruptcy Every situation… Read More »

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Florida Marijuana Laws

By Julia Kefalinos |

While medical marijuana has been legal here in the Sunshine State for several years, the applications are limited, and patients must have a valid Registry Identification Card in order to purchase and possess medical cannabis. For everyone else, it is still illegal to possess, sell, cultivate, or consume cannabis. Medical Conditions The list of… Read More »

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Have You been The Victim Of Racial Profiling?

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you are a person of color, you’ve no doubt been paying close attention to recent discussions about the crime of driving while black; and if you feel like you’ve ever been targeted due to your appearance, you’re likely infuriated over unlawful stops and searches. It happens more often than some people may think…. Read More »

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Bankruptcy And The 341 Meeting

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you have filed for bankruptcy, you likely have some anxiety about what to expect going forward. Surely, your experienced, local bankruptcy attorney will prepare you with the facts you need. In the meanwhile, it’s worth having a basic understanding of what’s known as the 341 meeting. Here’s What to Expect The 341 meeting… Read More »

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Refusing To Tolerate Elder Abuse

By Julia Kefalinos |

Families across the globe sometimes have one family member who takes financial advantage of an elderly relative. Sometimes, our beloved elders suffer various forms of abuse at the hands of supposed caregivers, or perhaps at the hands of strangers. This could include physical abuse or neglect, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, forced isolation or imprisonment,… Read More »

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