June 10, 2013

Self Defense Jury Instruction in Florida

As a Florida criminal defense attorney, I have witnessed many murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery trials hinge on whether the jury believed the defendant was justified in the use of deadly force (in the case of a murder charge) or non-deadly force (in the case of an attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery charge). Stated another way, did the defendant act in self defense?
April 19, 2013

Changes in Florida’s alimony laws explained

In April 2013, the Florida Legislature drastically overhauled the present alimony system (currently awaiting the approval of Governor Rick Scott). Like any major overhaul, especially one that impacts thousands of individuals, some camps support the Legislature’s decision; other camps oppose the Legislature’s decision. Regardless of your position, any individual considering filing for divorce must know the (updated) alimony landscape moving forward. Before I delve into the changes, I first want to shed some light on the impetus for the change.
April 12, 2013

Child Support Questions and Answers #2

Monthly income shall be imputed to an unemployed or underemployed spouse if the unemployment or underemployment is voluntary.
April 4, 2013

Child Support Questions and Answers #1

As a family law attorney with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Weston, the most common question I am asked during an initial divorce interview (where the parties have minor children) is, “What will I owe in child support?” or “What will my spouse owe me in child support?”
March 20, 2013

Sample Motion for Temporary Support

The divorce attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin posted a sample Motion for Temporary Support for the benefit of our existing and potential family law clients.
March 19, 2013

Injured in a Cycling Accident? Who pays for my damages?

As personal injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Weston and Parkland we have recently seen an uptick in the number of cyclists injured by automobiles and motorcycles. Injuries to cyclists can range from soft-tissue injuries (such as a strained back or neck) to paralysis or death. Undoubtedly, the high number of teenage and elderly drivers and the proliferation of drivers’ texting and driving have negatively impacted the cycling community – drivers are simply not paying attention or properly sharing the road with cyclists. Worse yet, many accidents involving cyclists are “hit and run” accidents or accidents involving under-insured drivers. An experienced personal injury attorney familiar with cycling cases can determine which part(ies) may be liable for your injuries and help you recover damages to pay for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
December 11, 2012

Who pays the attorney’s fees in a divorce?

As a family law attorney in Fort Lauderdale, I periodically receive phone calls from individuals seeking advice on divorce who inquiry, “How can I pay for a family law attorney – my spouse makes all the money and controls the bank account?”
October 30, 2012

Should I go to the hospital after a car accident?

As a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale, I am oftentimes asked by friends and family, “What should I do if I am involved in an auto accident – should I go to the hospital?”
October 5, 2012

Slip and Fall Accidents in Fort Lauderdale: Sample Complaint

As a Broward County personal injury lawyer, many of our clients are […]