BUYER BEWARE: ‘FRANKENSTEIN’ CARS BUILT FROM SALVAGE VEHICLES

 The following is an article by Jackie Callaway of ABC Action News, WFTS Tampa Bay. To see more, click here. On paper, Sean Suojanen purchased a 2009 Chevy Silverado with 39,000 miles on it. But the truck sat on the salvaged frame of an older Chevy Suburban that had logged nearly 170,000 miles on the road.

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HOW IS CHILD SUPPORT DETERMINED, AND WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?

Nothing causes more arguments among divorcing parents than the specter of child support. And no question annoys attorneys and child advocates more than parents who say “I want to do the right thing by my child…BUT…” Child support has collected a number of myths and misconceptions among angry fathers and irate mothers anxious to prevent

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ALIMONY IN A DIVORCE – WHAT IT IS, WHO CAN GET IT

One of the hotly argued topics in a divorce is alimony. Who is entitled to alimony? Who has to pay it? How long is alimony paid? Does alimony always have to be paid? And what if the wife makes more than the husband? Who makes the decisions and how do they decide? In times long

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DUI DISPOSITION

In a Driving Under the Influence case in New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida in which Brendan R. Riley represented the defendant driver, the driver was charged with two separate counts of DUIs with property damage; the driver had hit two separate cars a few minutes apart. This is not double jeopardy, as there are

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MARITAL PROPERTY – WHAT IT IS, WHO WANTS IT, WHO GETS IT.

Everyone knows that when a couple gets divorced, the first thing that happens is they divide up the property. But what is that? What qualifies as “marital property” and what doesn’t? How is it divided fairly? And what happens if one party wants something, and the other one doesn’t want to give it up? Equitable

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USE OF CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVE DEPOSITION (DUCES TECUM) AND MEDIATION IN FORECLOSURE CASES

It is extremely important that you notice your foreclosure plaintiff for a corporate representative’s deposition after having embarked upon and completed written discovery. You will want the corporate representative with the most knowledge as to several thing including the following: Knowledge of the facts asserted in the Pleadings. Knowledge of the facts asserted in any

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FORECLOSURE DEFENSE AND MEDIATION

Pasco and Pinellas County Foreclosures These are foreclosure cases in the sixth judicial circuit, including New Port Richey, Dade City, Clearwater, and Saint Petersburg Courts. I review often with homeowners, many of whom have been in foreclosure after years of having been represented by the Stopa Law Firm that had to file Bankruptcy and cease

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BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN FACTORS

When a New Port Richey or Pasco County Court evaluates timesharing or parenting time between parents and parental responsibility (decision making authority when it comes to health, school, etc.), the Court will consider at least 20 potential factors in making such a decision as outlined in Florida Statute Section 60.13(3) as follows:   (3) For purposes

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THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILDREN—WHAT TO DO IN A TIMESHARE CASE

Divorce is not pleasant for anyone. There is marital property to divide, houses to sell or split, and visitation with children to arrange. If the husband and wife are angry with one another, as people going through a divorce often are, the urge to take out their feelings on each other through the court process

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BUSINESS RECORDS AND HEARSAY

The recent case of Rivera v. The Bank of New York Mellon, 2D17-4417, the Second District Court of Appeal applies its analysis of hearsay and the business records exception in reversing the lower court’s summary judgment in favor of the bank.   The Bank’s affidavit in support of its summary judgment included a printout of

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