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  • Boating Accidents

    The latest posts for Boating Accidents are listed below.
    • 7 Summertime Water Safety Tips

      Now that summertime is upon us, many people in Miami are sure to be gearing up for an enjoyable season of pool parties, beach trips, and fun in the sun. While water activities can be fun for everyone and an excellent way to keep cool, it is important we remember to keep safety first in order to minimize one’s risk of injury – or worse, drowning. Before you head out on the water or dive into your ...

    Car Accidents

    The latest posts for Car Accidents are listed below.
    • How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Whiplash Injury?

      The timetable for recovering from whiplash varies based on the severity of your injury . Whiplash symptoms can sometimes disappear after a couple of days. Other times, the injury might take weeks or months to heal. Doctor sometimes recommend physical rehabilitation to help your injured muscles and tendons regain their strength and flexibility. Keep in mind that everybody heals at their own unique ...
    • Should I Say "Sorry" After An Accident?

      Accidents tend to be chaotic and incredibly overwhelming and those involved might feel confused, in shock, or scared. With emotions and adrenaline running high, it is easy to say things like, “I’m sorry,” in the aftermath of an accident. While apologizing might seem like the most natural response, however, this simple gesture can have major consequences when the time comes to secure compensation ...
    • Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Car Accident Cases

      Every family’s worst nightmare is to receive a call informing them that their loved one has lost their life in a fatal traffic collision. Unfortunately, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), approximately 2,500 people are killed in car accidents in Florida alone each year. While nothing will ever replace a loved one’s presence, families of victims of fatal motor vehicle ...

    Child Custody

    The latest posts for Child Custody are listed below.
    • Common Mistakes Dads Tend to Make When They Get Divorced

      Divorce is a very emotional and trying experience for many fathers. Your feelings towards your former spouse can become hostile and cloud your judgment. Although you might be angry or hurt, you don’t want to resort to reckless actions that might negatively impact your divorce proceedings. This is why it is important that divorced fathers become aware of the common mistakes other dads have made ...
    • How to Determine Custody Over Summer Break

      For most of the year, the constant cycle of school, work, and other daily activities makes your schedule fairly predictable, and that means it’s pretty simple to create the terms for your child custody agreement. However, when school lets out, the weather warms up, and free time can be found in plenty. That means it’s a great time to take a vacation, plan some activities, or even just get away ...
    • Fathers' Rights in a Divorce

      As Miami divorce lawyers, we are frequently approached by male clients who are concerned about their ability to stay involved in the lives of their children after their divorce is completed. After all, children are precious loved ones and fathers often wish to stay involved and have a constructive relationship with their children as any caring parent would. However, fathers are often concerned ...

    Community Involvement

    The latest posts for Community Involvement are listed below.
    • Attorney P.J. Mitchell Chair of Baptist Health Tour of The Gables 5K

      Attorney P.J. Mitchell of Mitchell & West LLC is the chair of the Baptist Health Tour of The Gables 5K on May 21 st , 2016! The event will be put on by TeamFootworks , a non-profit corporation dedicated to fitness education through the production of events and educational materials. The group’s overall mission is to involve people in physical activity through education, excitement, and fun. ...

    Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • Do I Need an Attorney for Misdemeanor Charges?

      A misdemeanor might not seem like a big deal, but it is a crime that can result in jail time and big fines and eventually turn into a felony, if you repeat an offense. So while you might not think you need legal guidance now, here is what an attorney can do for you in regards to a misdemeanor charge: Avoid jail time: Any time you are charged with a crime, there’s the chance of incarceration if you ...
    • Gun Control Laws

      The state of Florida is a shall issue state, meaning citizens are required to hold a license in order to carry a concealed handgun. Both residents and non-residents are issued concealed carry licenses. Though convicted felons have very few rights to gun possession, Florida is generally considered compliant in terms of gun laws, as Florida’s concealed weapon license is widely recognized across 35 ...
    • The Relationship Between Substance Abuse & Domestic Violence

      We have all heard the same story a million times: a person has an argument with their significant other, gets drunk or high to cope with their frustrations, and gets involved in a physical altercation, leading to charges of domestic violence . But just how often does this actually occur? While substance abuse does not cause domestic violence, studies show that there is a statistical correlation ...

    Divorce

    The latest posts for Divorce are listed below.
    • Common Mistakes Dads Tend to Make When They Get Divorced

      Divorce is a very emotional and trying experience for many fathers. Your feelings towards your former spouse can become hostile and cloud your judgment. Although you might be angry or hurt, you don’t want to resort to reckless actions that might negatively impact your divorce proceedings. This is why it is important that divorced fathers become aware of the common mistakes other dads have made ...
    • Signs of Parental Alienation

      Parental alienation is the psychological manipulation of a child by one parent to turn him or her against the other parent. This type of manipulation usually occurs during a divorce, when one parent may feel spiteful or angry about the process. Parental alienation can also lead to parental alienation syndrome, which develops in children who came to fear, hate, and reject the targeted parent as ...
    • Types of Alimony in Florida

      When couples divorce, one-half of the couple may be granted alimony, or spousal support, in particular circumstances. Alimony was much more common in previous years when more women were expected to stay at home rather than work for wages; a husband who wished to divorce his wife, therefore, would have to pay alimony for a certain amount of time, perhaps permanently if his ex never remarried. These ...

    Domestic Violence

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    • The Relationship Between Substance Abuse & Domestic Violence

      We have all heard the same story a million times: a person has an argument with their significant other, gets drunk or high to cope with their frustrations, and gets involved in a physical altercation, leading to charges of domestic violence . But just how often does this actually occur? While substance abuse does not cause domestic violence, studies show that there is a statistical correlation ...

    Drowning Accidents

    The latest posts for Drowning Accidents are listed below.
    • 7 Summertime Water Safety Tips

      Now that summertime is upon us, many people in Miami are sure to be gearing up for an enjoyable season of pool parties, beach trips, and fun in the sun. While water activities can be fun for everyone and an excellent way to keep cool, it is important we remember to keep safety first in order to minimize one’s risk of injury – or worse, drowning. Before you head out on the water or dive into your ...

    Drug Crimes

    The latest posts for Drug Crimes are listed below.
    • The Relationship Between Substance Abuse & Domestic Violence

      We have all heard the same story a million times: a person has an argument with their significant other, gets drunk or high to cope with their frustrations, and gets involved in a physical altercation, leading to charges of domestic violence . But just how often does this actually occur? While substance abuse does not cause domestic violence, studies show that there is a statistical correlation ...

    Family Law

    The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
    • Fathers' Rights in a Divorce

      As Miami divorce lawyers, we are frequently approached by male clients who are concerned about their ability to stay involved in the lives of their children after their divorce is completed. After all, children are precious loved ones and fathers often wish to stay involved and have a constructive relationship with their children as any caring parent would. However, fathers are often concerned ...
    • Steps to Take Before You File for Divorce

      If you have decided to file for divorce in Florida, here is an overview of what must be done. If you have any specific questions regarding your case, it is imperative to contact an experienced family lawyer for legal advice. Prepare Forms The first step is to file the right forms for your divorce – also known as “dissolution of marriage” in Florida – in the correct circuit. You must file for ...
    • Prenuptial Agreements: Do I Need One?

      Prenuptial agreements are one of the most controversial matters when couples are pursuing marriage, but they can in fact have positive effects in the case that divorce does occur. Though not the most romantic of documents, they can help couples determine their own financial destiny. Florida States refers to these documents as premarital agreements and they are contracts between a marrying couple ...

    FAQ

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    • Have You Told the Children Yet?

      Although divorce in general is never easy, divorcing parents have an especially difficult task. When a couple begins the divorce process, they will face a lot of issues including having to tell their children that they are separating. If you and your spouse have been faced with the question of, “Have you told the children yet?” our firm is here to offer guidance on this difficult action. The ...
    • How Soon Should You Start Dating Again After Being Divorced?

      As anyone who has ever gone through a divorce can tell you, it is not the end-all to your romantic relationships. Many divorces actually stem from one of the spouse’s finding a new love, a paramour, so to speak. Clearly the heart will continue to want what it wants but when should you allow it to get what it wants? Is there such a thing as dating too soon after a divorce? The overall general ...

    Firm News

    The latest posts for Firm News are listed below.
    • Attorney P.J. Mitchell Chair of Baptist Health Tour of The Gables 5K

      Attorney P.J. Mitchell of Mitchell & West LLC is the chair of the Baptist Health Tour of The Gables 5K on May 21 st , 2016! The event will be put on by TeamFootworks , a non-profit corporation dedicated to fitness education through the production of events and educational materials. The group’s overall mission is to involve people in physical activity through education, excitement, and fun. ...

    Pedestrian Accident

    The latest posts for Pedestrian Accident are listed below.
    • Safety Tips for Older Pedestrians in Florida

      According to studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one-in-ten pedestrians on the sidewalks or streets at any given time in America will be someone over the age of 65. However, about 20% of all pedestrian fatalities involve this same age group. The information shows that elders are disproportionately more likely to be struck by vehicles, either due to ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Overview of Florida Wrongful Death Laws

      The loss of a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another is an extremely painful ordeal to endure. Though Florida laws are subject to change, there are certain laws put in place to protect the families of victims if such accident occurs. If someone else is responsible for your loved one’s death, it is essential you enlist in the help of a Miami wrongful death lawyer you can trust, ...
    • How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Whiplash Injury?

      The timetable for recovering from whiplash varies based on the severity of your injury . Whiplash symptoms can sometimes disappear after a couple of days. Other times, the injury might take weeks or months to heal. Doctor sometimes recommend physical rehabilitation to help your injured muscles and tendons regain their strength and flexibility. Keep in mind that everybody heals at their own unique ...
    • Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Car Accident Cases

      Every family’s worst nightmare is to receive a call informing them that their loved one has lost their life in a fatal traffic collision. Unfortunately, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), approximately 2,500 people are killed in car accidents in Florida alone each year. While nothing will ever replace a loved one’s presence, families of victims of fatal motor vehicle ...

    Property Division

    The latest posts for Property Division are listed below.
    • Preparing for High-Asset Divorce

      Divorce is rarely easy. The process of separating unified lives can be long, arduous, and filled with emotional strain. This is particularly true for the process of dividing marital property between spouses and determining who will get to keep what as well as what will happen to some of the marriage’s most important assets. When a marriage has a substantial amount of these assets, including ...

    Safety Tips

    The latest posts for Safety Tips are listed below.
    • Should I Consent to a Search of My Car if an Officer Pulls Me Over?

      Being pulled over can be a frightening experience and if the police have any suspicions, it is likely that they may ask to search your vehicle. Law enforcement may phrase the request to sound like an order in the hopes that you will comply, but you are not legally obligated to consent to a search. While it may feel strange or wrong to say no to an authority figure such as a police officer, you are ...
    • 7 Summertime Water Safety Tips

      Now that summertime is upon us, many people in Miami are sure to be gearing up for an enjoyable season of pool parties, beach trips, and fun in the sun. While water activities can be fun for everyone and an excellent way to keep cool, it is important we remember to keep safety first in order to minimize one’s risk of injury – or worse, drowning. Before you head out on the water or dive into your ...
    • Safety Tips for Older Pedestrians in Florida

      According to studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one-in-ten pedestrians on the sidewalks or streets at any given time in America will be someone over the age of 65. However, about 20% of all pedestrian fatalities involve this same age group. The information shows that elders are disproportionately more likely to be struck by vehicles, either due to ...

    Visitation

    The latest posts for Visitation are listed below.
    • Fathers' Rights in a Divorce

      As Miami divorce lawyers, we are frequently approached by male clients who are concerned about their ability to stay involved in the lives of their children after their divorce is completed. After all, children are precious loved ones and fathers often wish to stay involved and have a constructive relationship with their children as any caring parent would. However, fathers are often concerned ...
    • Tips for Dealing with Visitation and Custody During the Holidays

      While traditionally thought of as a time of family unity and joyous get-togethers, the holiday season can be particularly rough for parents and children of divorce. In addition to triggering feelings of loneliness, this time of year can be made even more stressful due to the difficulty many couples encounter when attempting to coordinate an acceptable custody or visitation schedule. Fortunately, ...

    Wrongful Death

    The latest posts for Wrongful Death are listed below.
    • Overview of Florida Wrongful Death Laws

      The loss of a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another is an extremely painful ordeal to endure. Though Florida laws are subject to change, there are certain laws put in place to protect the families of victims if such accident occurs. If someone else is responsible for your loved one’s death, it is essential you enlist in the help of a Miami wrongful death lawyer you can trust, ...
    • Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Car Accident Cases

      Every family’s worst nightmare is to receive a call informing them that their loved one has lost their life in a fatal traffic collision. Unfortunately, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), approximately 2,500 people are killed in car accidents in Florida alone each year. While nothing will ever replace a loved one’s presence, families of victims of fatal motor vehicle ...
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