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Another Reason to Leave Your Abuser: The Effect of Witnessing Domestic Violence On Your Children

By Julia Kefalinos |

Victims of domestic violence stick with their abusers for a plethora of reasons, ranging from the belief that things will get better, to the fear that their abuser will hunt them down if they try to leave. Many have financial motivations for staying or lack support networks to help them get out of abusive… Read More »

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Your Ex is Filing Bankruptcy and you Co-Signed on Property: Are you Affected?

By Julia Kefalinos |

Property division is one of the many complications of divorce. Let’s say in your divorce, the home you co-signed on with your ex was awarded to her. Now you discover that she’s filed for bankruptcy. The house and its associated debt are her concern, right? Well…maybe. Co-signing Rules The mortgage company doesn’t much care… Read More »

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Domestic Violence: Creating a Safety Plan

By Julia Kefalinos |

Are you a victim of domestic violence? Does abuse cause you fear, shame, and unspeakable pain? If you are like many victims of such violence, you have convinced yourself to stay for any number of reasons. But perhaps it’s time to consider the reasons you should leave, and to formulate a plan to do… Read More »

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Know Your Rights in a Traffic Stop

By Julia Kefalinos |

There’s nothing quite as unsettling as seeing those blue and red lights flashing in your rearview mirror. At first you assume the patrol car is chasing someone else, but ultimately realize that no, you are the target. As apprehension mounts, you ease to the shoulder and mentally prepare for what will hopefully be a… Read More »

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Defending Against Florida Drug Charges

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you’ve been charged with drug crimes, the first thing you must do is secure an experienced local criminal defense attorney who is committed to getting the best possible outcomes for you. Drug charges are serious business in Florida, and, if convicted, your life will be seriously impacted with no-nonsense penalties. In many cases,… Read More »

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When Legal Issues Threaten Immigration Status

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you are a legal resident of the United States who does not have U.S. citizenship, your troubles amplify significantly in the event you are arrested or charged with a crime. Certainly, anyone facing these circumstances may be looking at serious changes in lifestyle, reputation, and economics, but for non-citizens, these perils may accompany… Read More »

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Relief from Crushing Debt

By Julia Kefalinos |

Are you buried under a mountain of debt with no way to claw yourself out? If so, you’re not alone. Across the country, consumer debt has risen nearly five percent, with mortgage, auto, credit card, and student loans sucking up one of every ten dollars of disposable income on average. Consumers are taking out… Read More »

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Facing Retail Bankruptcy? Consider Subchapter V

By Julia Kefalinos |

Cash just isn’t flowing like it was before COVID-19 hit. It’s impacted families all over the country. And that’s become part of a vicious cycle. As consumers reduce spending, retailers can’t move their merchandise. That means suppliers are dealing with cancellations on orders, making them unable to keep employees on staff. Layoffs mean families… Read More »

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Domestic Violence: The Facts

By Julia Kefalinos |

Domestic violence is a serious problem in this country, and the job loss and financial strife associated with COVID hasn’t helped! Families under stress are more isolated than ever, often to suffer the effects of violence in the shadows. If you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, it’s worth… Read More »

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Bankruptcy: What am I Getting Myself Into?

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you are considering bankruptcy, it likely means you have been experiencing financial trouble for a stretch of time and creditors are knocking at your door. This is not something you should contemplate without understanding exactly what it is that bankruptcy means for you today, and in the future. What Happens? Essentially, when you… Read More »

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