As any experienced personal injury attorney in Broward County, Miami-Dade County or Palm Beach County will tell you, auto insurance companies, especially the larger auto insurance companies with catchy taglines and commercials, have become increasingly more reluctant to properly compensate automobile accident victims pre-suit– especially in cases involving “soft tissue injuries” or “low impact”.
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?
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.