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The Hunter Law blog is written by our attorneys. We cover topics related to family law and personal injury law.

Featured: Personal Injury Law form on desk with judges gavel and glasses - Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in the Tampa Bay Area

Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in the Tampa Bay Area

Getting injured in an auto accident, slip and fall accident, or any other incident is difficult enough. But pursuing a personal injury claim by yourself and taking on the insurance carriers and their attorneys can be almost impossible without the right legal assistance. It’s always a good idea to hire

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Legal Options After a Rideshare Physical or Sexual Assault

Ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, are extremely convenient for metropolitan residents, but their drivers are not always trustworthy. In some instances, a rideshare passenger may be physically or sexually assaulted by a driver. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you’re not alone, and you have

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Featured: Two drivers inspecting car damage from accident - Compensation for Car Accidents in Florida

Compensation for Car Accidents in Florida

Car accidents in Florida are unfortunately quite common. For example, 2020 alone saw well over 300,000 car crashes overall, with over half a million drivers involved in approximately 930 crashes per day. Many accident victims do not know how to pursue compensation for accident damage or injuries due to Florida’s

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Cryptocurrency in a Divorce

Dividing assets is a standard part of any Florida divorce case. But while this could be simple with classic assets such as a family car or old wedding gifts, things get a little trickier when it comes to cryptocurrency: digital tokens of potentially massive value around the world. Not sure

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Situations that May Lead to a Court Amending a Divorce Judgment

Many elements of a final divorce judgment cannot be changed when a divorce (called a dissolution of marriage in Florida) finalizes. However, certain elements, like alimony amounts, child support conditions, and more may be modified under certain circumstances. Below, we’ll break down eight potential situations that could lead to a

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Featured: Shaded image ofCouple separating from marital relationship - Legal Separation in Florida

Legal Separation in Florida

Marriage doesn’t always work out, even in the best of times or with the best of intentions. However, married couples in Florida do not necessarily need to get a divorce if they wish to live apart and pursue separate lives. Let’s break down the topic of legal separation in Florida

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Featured: Male talking on mobile phone at scene of accident - Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

Almost everyone experiences an auto accident at one time or another. But once both cars come to a complete stop and you introduce yourself to the other driver, it can be tempting to simply exchange insurance information, shake hands, and go your separate ways. But is this wise? By not

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8 Questions to Ask a Divorce Attorney

Ask the Right Questions Early in the Search for Legal Advice Divorce can be a long and difficult process, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Family law experts can help you receive a fair settlement from your divorce and get through this trying time as smoothly as

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Can You Claim Divorce Attorney Fees on Your Taxes?

Divorce proceedings can be excessively expensive – but can they contribute to your tax return? This article will break down whether you can claim divorce attorney fees on your taxes. We’ll also explore the impact that itemized deductions may have on your tax return. Why Claim Divorce Attorney Fees on

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Featured- Family Court judges gavel on desk -Title-Florida Relocation Issues with a Time-Sharing Agreement

Florida Relocation Issues with a Time-Sharing Agreement in Place

Current divorce rates in America are 2.9 persons for every 1000 people, with over 750,000 divorces each year. Florida has the fourth-highest rate at 13.2%. Causes for these astronomical percentages are as diverse as the people involved. Florida relocation issues with a time-sharing plan in place need skilled attorneys with

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Featured-Young female napping in autonomous vehicle driving-Legal Issues Connected to Autonomous Vehicles

Legal Issues Connected to Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have limitless potential. Self-driving cars can reduce accidents, drastically lower fossil fuel emissions, and give millions access to badly needed transportation. Not to mention pizza delivery. Automotive experts agree if the future of AV comes to fruition the way it is designed, accidents and vehicle death and

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Featured-judges gavel + paper money on desk - How Do Florida Courts Calculate Alimony?

How Do Florida Courts Calculate Alimony?

Alimony is a court-ordered payment from one spouse to the other, and no two divorce cases are ever the same. In general, alimony in Florida is awarded to the lower income-producing spouse to maintain their current standard of living. In the eyes of Florida Courts, either spouse may file for

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Desk with judges gavel on child support agreement-Title: What is Child Support and How Is It Calculated?

What Is Child Support and How Is It Calculated?

No matter who pays, when, or how much; child support is always a prickly issue for everyone involved. The legal definition of child support refers to the amount a non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent. The payment serves as a legal commitment for the child’s living expenses, including

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Backyard Slip and Slide Homeowner Liability

Avoiding Personal Injury Claims Everyone is gathering at your home for the big cookout and game this weekend.  You have rented one of those elaborate slip and slide castles for all the kiddies, even for some of the child-like adults. Everyone decided on the Bounce House Water Slide with lots

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Gavel on Family Law document -Title: Overcoming the Legal Challenges of a Blended Family

Overcoming the Legal Challenges of a Blended Family

Successful families require an abundance of blending, scrambling, and often muddling through a host of delicate personal issues. With a blended family, there are complicated relationships and individual differences to overcome. Blended families are remarkable for everybody involved; if only they worked better. Unfortunately, statistics do not back up the

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Choosing a Safe Nursing Home Facility in Tampa Bay

Americans are getting older and wiser quickly. By 2040, the number of aged (over 65 Americans) is expected to double, reaching an astounding 80 million individuals. These statistics equal one in every five Americans, up dramatically from one in eight in 2000. Choosing a safe nursing home facility in Tampa

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How Can Social Media Affect a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Hunter Law and its skillful team of Attorneys have extensive experience in personal injury lawsuits. If you have been injured by the neglect of others, it is vital to speak with an attorney qualified in Personal Injury. The following article provides an examination of the complexities between Social Media and

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Traumatic Brain Injury Risks to Veterans

Hunter Law has committed itself to the protection of our US Veterans suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. The following post gives the reader a better understanding of how our troops are ill prepared by the Military to withstand these heartbreaking injuries. Traumatic brain injuries

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Bicycle Safety in Tampa

3.1 million inhabitants occupy Hillsborough and Pinellas County’s metropolitan area, with predicted growth of 3.1%. Tampa is the ninth fastest-growing municipality in America, meaning plenty of roads, walkways, and of course, cycling accidents. Bicycle safety in the Tampa Bay area is of growing concern as cycling accidents increase. Hunter Law

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Divorce During COVID-19 or a Pandemic

Divorce is devastating, messy, and complicated even under normal conditions. During a pandemic like COVID-19, going through a divorce is more distressing for several reasons. There is confusion about getting a divorce (or even if you can) during lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. There are also added stressors due to financial

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Tampa Legal Guide for Male Victims of Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence? Domestic Violence, also known as intimate partner violence, involves an act of violence specifically against family or a household member. When most people think of domestic violence, they envision women being abused, most of the time by men. However, Tampa statistics, which are in line with

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Jurisdiction and UCCJEA and PKPA

The UCCJEA is the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. This act helped combine the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) with the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA). There were differences between these two acts pertaining to the priority and the exclusive jurisdiction of a state to a case.

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Jurisdiction and Residency

The state of Florida, like any other state, has certain jurisdictions for courts over cases. Jurisdiction in the law is the authority of the courts to try cases on legal matters within a specific area and over certain kinds or types of legal cases. In this case, jurisdiction pertains to

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Time sharing and Military Service

Time sharing and parental responsibility can become major topics of discussion in the dissolution of a marriage. The Florida Statute title VI, chapter 61, section 61. 13002, specifically addresses the military circumstances and situations that would impact and affect any kind of time sharing or child support. However, there are

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