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Tax Extensions for Victims of Hurricane Ian

In the wake of a disaster, the last thing anyone thinks about is taxes. Things like checking on loved ones, food, and shelter, and surveying the damage are at the forefront of the immediate aftermath. However, with clean-up and recovery from a natural disaster taking place over a period that [...]

By |2022-11-28T15:07:01+00:00November 28th, 2022|

“No-Fault” and “Full Coverage” Two Frequent Misnomers of Auto Insurance in Florida

Two terms used interchangeably from clients regarding their auto insurance are “No-Fault” and “Full Coverage”.  These terms are frequently misunderstood. What do they really mean? Florida is a “No-Fault” State. What does this really mean? Many assume that because Florida is called a “No-Fault” state, this means that no party [...]

By |2022-11-04T19:37:03+00:00October 31st, 2022|

Florida Minimum Wage Increase Effective September 30, 2022

Effective September 30, 2022, Florida’s minimum hourly wage increased from $10 per hour to $11 per hour for standard employees.  For qualified tipped employees, the minimum hourly wage increased from $6.98 per hour to $7.98 per hour.  Florida’s minimum hourly wage will continue to increase by $1 each year until [...]

By |2022-10-21T20:05:08+00:00September 30th, 2022|

Federal Civil Asset Forfeiture: Part 1

Can the federal government seize a person’s assets?  Yes. Can the federal government seize a person’s assets—even if there haven’t been any criminal charges?  Yes. Sound unfair?  It probably does. An explanation:  If an asset (real estate, money, cars, etc.) was involved in committing a crime, the federal government has [...]

By |2021-09-29T14:14:03+00:00September 29th, 2021|

Arraignment in Federal Court – What to Expect

If you or someone you know has been arrested on a  federal criminal charge, you know that everything seems to happen very quickly.  Typically, in the days after the arrest,  a criminal defendant must attend an arraignment. What is an arraignment? An arraignment is a relatively short proceeding in which [...]

By |2021-09-22T16:12:07+00:00September 22nd, 2021|
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