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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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Defending Against Parental Kidnapping Charges

By Julia Kefalinos |

Let’s say you’ve been through a particularly unpleasant divorce and have been battling custody issues from day one. Things escalate to the point that now your former spouse has accused you of kidnapping your own children. What now? Having an experienced criminal defense attorney at bat for you can mean the difference between life-changing… Read More »

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Going into Bankruptcy with your Eyes Wide Open

By Julia Kefalinos |

As you consider filing for bankruptcy, you are no doubt filled with conflicting emotions. While the thought of saying good-bye to creditors and their incessant interruptions into your life will be a weight off your shoulders, you are not looking forward to parting with assets, being held to strict repayment schedules, or the hefty… Read More »

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Criminal Defense of White-Collar Crimes

By Julia Kefalinos |

Investigations of white-collar crimes can be lengthy and very much under the radar. Without warning, you may find yourself accused of criminal wrongdoing. Often, such allegations are based on bookkeeping mistakes, errors in accounting, or other simple misunderstandings. Nonetheless, your life is in the crosshairs, and you’re not sure where to turn. Now, more… Read More »

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Is Super Bowl Sunday Correlated to Domestic Violence Incidents?

By Julia Kefalinos |

Domestic violence impacts 20 million Americans every single minute throughout this country. The root causes are based in emotional issues often lurking beneath the surface in abusers. When violence erupts, it is frightening and can leave physical, mental and emotional scarring. Research indicates that special events and holidays that involve alcohol consumption can escalate… Read More »

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Defending Against Shoplifting

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you have been charged with theft, you are likely frightened when you consider the penalties associated with a conviction in Florida. And you should be concerned: you could wind up with fines, and even time behind bars. What you need now is an experienced and committed criminal defense lawyer right now. The Facts… Read More »

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Florida’s Juvenile Justice System

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you’re the parent of a juvenile who’s had a run-in with the law, it could be a jarring crash with reality to see that your child is now head-to-head with the juvenile justice system. You’re not alone in your concern: over 13,000 youth aged 8-18+ were served in juvenile detention facilities throughout Florida… Read More »

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Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy the Right Choice for You?

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you’ve been swallowed up by debt due to something like a divorce, job loss, or illness, you may feel stressed every time the phone rings or there’s a knock on the door, fearful it’s yet another debt collector demanding payment. When you’ve been bled dry and there’s not much else you can pay,… Read More »

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Is Bankruptcy the Right Move for You?

By Julia Kefalinos |

This year more than most, many people are finding it hard to make ends meet. January is often something of a nasty wake-up call from creditors due to holiday shopping that went a bit out of control. On top of it this particular January, many are dealing with COVID related job loss and/or medical… Read More »

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Hurdles in Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Means Testing

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you are considering filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you should be prepared for a bit of a fight. That’s because the federal laws associated with such action became significantly stricter in 2005, when Congress became suspicious about fraudulent claims. Because of those misgivings, filers face a presumption of abuse at the onset. Understanding… Read More »

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