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Florida enforces a zero tolerance law against young drivers

Even if drivers in Florida are not familiar with the exact penalties they may face if they are arrested and convicted of drunk driving, they may know that they could face the loss of their license, fines and possibly jail time, depending upon the charges and sentencing. Drivers may only think that these penalties apply to individuals who have both the right to drive and have achieved the legal age at which they may drink alcohol; in Florida and other jurisdictions, zero tolerance laws make this assumption a falsehood.

Did you know you can negotiate the terms of a commercial lease?

As a Florida business owner, you know how difficult it can be to find commercial space that is beneficial for your company needs and your budget. Finding the right place for your business is just half the battle – you will then need to negotiate a commercial lease. Commercial tenants have more leeway than residential tenants to negotiate specific terms before signing a lease agreement. 

Do you need to claim fault to get a divorce in Florida?

In the past, some American jurisdictions required divorcing parties to allege "fault" against each other in order to complete the dissolution of their marriages. For example, a wife may have had to allege that her husband had been unfaithful to her in order to justify getting out of her union. Times have changed, however, and most jurisdictions recognize "no-fault" grounds on which couples may base their divorces.

Shared custody may not mean equal custody

Parents in Florida may be granted joint or shared physical custody of their children upon a divorce. Physical custody is the type of custody that has to do with where a child will live after their parents separate or divorce. While it is possible for a parent to receive sole physical custody of their child, it is not uncommon for both parents to be awarded this important form of responsibility over their shared children.

Help for when divorce orders no longer serve the parties' needs

Although a divorce is often a stressful and emotional time for a Florida family, it is also a new beginning for the two people who have decided to live their lives separate and apart from each other. As they work to end their marriage, they must make many decisions to protect their property rights, secure financial resources for themselves and their kids and decide how custody should be established. Courts attempt to exercise good judgment in these matters so that parties to divorces can smoothly transition into their new lives.

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