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Your Chances of Beating a DUI Case

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

In Florida, getting arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) can have grave consequences on your future. If found guilty, you could be forced to pay large fines, lose your license, and/or even serve time in jail. Furthermore, the adverse aftereffects of a DUI conviction may continue far beyond trial. After a… Read More »

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Avoiding Jail Time with Drug Court

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Police throughout the State of Florida have been cracking down on drug offenses at a greater rate than ever before. Drug offenders face grave penalties for even simple possession charges, that can have long lasting consequences like an adjudication, jail time and driver’s license suspension. The Drug Court Program Gratefully, Florida’s criminal justice system… Read More »

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Challenging a Divorce Settlement

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Working through the issues of divorce is a process that takes time, patience, flexibility, and fortitude. In other words, reaching a divorce settlement often comes after a considerable effort by each spouse to find common ground in order to move forward. Many divorces are resolved this way, either through direct negotiation or mediation in… Read More »

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When Would You Need to Freeze Assets in a Divorce?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Divorce is structured to mandate the division of marital assets so that each spouse receives some compensation for the contributions he/she made to the marriage, as well as providing a level of financial security to move forward. Specifically, Florida law requires that all marital property be divided between the parties, and further expects that… Read More »

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How a New Marriage Can Affect Child Custody Agreements

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Divorce is a painful process, but most divorced singles will eventually move onto a new relationship. Introducing a new romantic interest into a household with children and shared custody with the other parent creates interesting dynamics that can have practical and legal implications. Certainly, child custody agreements are primarily between the parents, but their… Read More »

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Is There a Limit on How Long You Can Pursue Child Support?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Parents need child support to provide a standard of living that promotes the health and welfare of the child. Struggling to make ends meet means fewer opportunities for the child, and often, less time with the parent, as he/she works extra hours in hopes of making up the difference. The other parent should not… Read More »

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Basics of Child Custody

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

The process of divorcing from a spouse, regardless of how long the marriage lasted, can be considered a great unknown. Since most individuals go through this process only once in their lives, the process is a learning experience. Unfortunately, conventional wisdom, shaped not only by popular media but also by those who have gone… Read More »

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Divorce and Home Financing

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

One thing many couples do, as soon as it possible, is buy a home together, usually with the idea of raising a family. This is a major purchase that is commonly financed through a note and home mortgage arrangement. Most home loans are scheduled to be paid off in 30 years and are written… Read More »

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Biological Father Fighting Florida’s Paternity Laws

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

With the rate of marriage in the U.S. on the decline in recent years, the number of children born out of wedlock is increasing exponentially. The parentage laws that regulate who is considered a legal parent do not necessarily reflect the reality of this shift and can lead to complications when a biological father… Read More »

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International Travel and Child Custody Issues

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Travel is an important part of many people’s lives, and exposing one’s children to different places and cultures is something parents often strive to provide. However, where and how long a parent might take a child when custody is shared is often an issue of contention. The longer the child is gone, the harder… Read More »

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