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Can I refuse a sobriety test for a DUI?

If you are pulled over for driving under the influence, you may be wondering what your rights are under Florida law. Refusing to take a sobriety test may have crossed your mind.

If you are in the state of Florida, you have already given up the right to refuse a breath, blood or urine test. Florida is an “implied consent” state, which means that if you are lawfully arrested by an officer with probable cause that you were driving under the influence, you have already consented to a chemical test. That includes the possibility of repeat tests.

How does a collaborative divorce work?

The end of a marriage is never easy. Many people put off divorce because they are worried about the amount of time it will take, how much it will cost and the effect it will have on their children.

What if there was a way, however, that allowed you and your spouse to do it differently? That is what the collaborative divorce process offers.


Well it 's here again. The 2015 tax season is upon us. Some folks have already filed and received their return. Other's (like me) are in the midst of gathering the information needed to prepare and file their 2015 Tax Return. Whether you prepare and file your return on your own, or use a professional tax preparer, the process can be overwhelming.

"Military Divorce" what exactly does that mean?

Living in an area rich with military bases, it's no wonder you will find many family law attorneys advertising their ability to handle your "military divorce." But what exactly does that mean? As the wife of a retired Naval Officer who served 30 years (both as enlisted and commissioned officer) and a family law attorney, I can tell you that your benefits are very limited if you haven't met the 20/20/20 rule. In fact, the best way to explain your "military divorce benefits," is to say they simply don't exist unless you meet the 20/20/20 rule. So let me break that down quickly for you below.

Marital and Family Law Review Course

January 30 - 31, 2015, the Florida Bar Family Law Section held their annual conference for members of Florida bar. The event was attended by nearly 2000 family law practitioners throughout the state. Speakers from all around the state spoke on a variety of topics relevant to the practice of Family Law.

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