How Student Loans are Delaying Major Financial Milestones

A new Bankrate survey details the personal impacts from the nation’s growing number of student loan debt, which is now up to $1.5 trillion. The survey notes that Americans with student loan debt are delaying major financial milestones such as getting married or buying a home. The study further reveals that, although student loan debt […]

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Takeaways from FAWL’s Tips for Young Lawyers in the Courtroom

On February 21, 2019, Legal Lotus was fortunate to attend the Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ (FAWL), Miami-Dade Chapter, annual luncheon and panel discussion: Tips for Young Lawyers in the Courtroom, hosted at Stearns Weaver Miller with the Honorable Judge Diane Ward as moderator. This years panel included Kimberly A. Cook, Maria Fehretdinov, Cristina Perez […]

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Understanding the Supreme Court’s Recent Ruling in Limiting Civil Forfeiture

Today, the Supreme Court that the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (which bars “excessive fines”) places limits on the ability of states to take and keep property used to commit crimes. This practice is called civil forfeiture, and has been used by states, particularly law enforcement, to raise money through confiscations. These confiscations include cash, […]

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Should teachers be allowed to carry guns in school for protection?

On February 12, 2019, the Florida Senate Education Committee approved a bill on a 5-3 vote that would make all teachers eligible for a program that allows them to serve as armed guardians. The bill expands a law that was passed last year after a former student fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas […]

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How to request for support while action is pending: 5 Simple Steps

In most cases, one spouse earns more than the other.

Some people have a hard time paying the bills after they have separated. But what happens when a divorce has been filed?

Can you ask the Court to require your spouse to financially support you while the divorce is pending? Can you ask the Court to require your spouse to help pay for your attorney?

The answer is YES! Here’s how:

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