Hunter Law Blog

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

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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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Guardian Ad Litem

In some cases, a court will appoint the guardian ad litem to a minor child involved in a dissolution of marriage. A court will determine whether or not one is needed, based on what is in the child’s best interest. Ad litem is Latin, meaning “to suit” therefore direct translated,

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Alimony

Alimony is a common topic discussed in dissolution of marriage proceedings. Although it can be associated with child support and children, in some circumstances it is just between the individuals of each party. Alimony in general, is the provisions or support ordered by the court for one party to pay

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Who Gets the Family Pets in a Divorce?

Today, our family pets seem like a member of the family rather than a piece of property. When going through a divorce, this differentiation can be very challenging as pets come with emotional attachments and are not seen as items of possession. However, in Florida divorce law pets are considered

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Who Gets the Engagement Ring?

Engagement rings can have special emotions and prices attached. Ownership of an engagement ring is a topic commonly discussed when dealing with divorce and separation. Engagement rings typically come with a high price and the condition of marriage. Each case differs depending on the circumstances of the relationship. However, in

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Relocation

Relocation can be a difficult subject to consider when going through a separation or divorce. Under Florida Statute §61.13001, there are many necessities and stipulations required for parental relocation with a child. The first section under this statute goes over the definitions to help better explain the conditions of the

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Mandatory Disclosure Rule

Throughout any divorce or separation, you are bound to hear the words “mandatory disclosure” brought up. In the state of Florida, there is actually a Mandatory Disclosure Rule. This rule requires that both parties in a family law case provide specific and certain documentation to the other party. This is

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Best Interest of the Child Standard

In Florida legal statutes there is an entire section devoted to helping explain how the Best Interest of the Child Standard (BIOTC) is determined in different cases. When parents have contradictory views about what a child’s or children’s best interest are, cases involving the dissolution of marriage can get tense

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Why Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

If you have been injured in or involved in a Tampa, FL motorcycle accident, you are likely pondering whether you need legal representation in the matter. The answer for most people will be simple, it is a good idea to at least consult with a local attorney if you have

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Regina Hunter Announces Updates to Hunter Law Website

On Thursday, Tampa personal injury attorney Regina Hunter announced planned sweeping updates to her existing website. Modifications to the website will cover practice areas ranging from automobile and motorcycle accidents to medical malpractice. A complete rundown of personal injury case types handled by Hunter Law can be found by visiting

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5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

If you are involved in a Tampa automobile accident, there are some issues you will be required to resolve. Often times, when someone is injured in an accident, their focus is on dealing with their injuries and not contacting an attorney. With that in mind, there are at least five

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Traffic Accident Injuries.

It is true that traffic accident injuries will vary from driver to passenger and from crash to crash, but there are some that will be fairly common? This article is meant to offer you an overview of common injuries resulting from Tampa auto accidents. Specific information should always be acquired

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How To Handle A Hit and Run Accident

Being in any auto accident is rough but additional confusion and stress can occur if you are the victim of a hit and run accident. It is important that you take proper measures to be sure the person who hit you does not get away with their actions. Here are

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Tips for Properly Handling a Dog Attack

Dogs are cute and fun but some can be aggressive at times. Unfortunately, dog attacks can occur so we thought it would be helpful if we provided a list of safety tips. The First Tip is: Stay Calm at All Times When you think there is potential for a dog

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Five Years of Shocking Motorcycle Statistics

Take a look at some interesting motorcycle statistics from 2005-2010. Remember, if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, call 844.HUNTER.LAW. 2005 • 1 in 3 accidents were a result of riding a motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol. • The motorcycle death rate was 73 per 100,000

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Tips for Dealing with the Stress of Divorce

Even the most amicable of divorces are unpleasant and cause you unnecessary stress. Thankfully, there are things you can do to minimize the stress of divorce, so that your physical and mental health are well during the process. Here are just a few tips for helping you make it through

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Common Injuries After a Semi Truck Accident

There’s no such thing as a good car wreck, but an accident involving a semi-truck can be particularly devastating. The weight and speed behind these large vehicles is more than enough to cause severe injury or even death. Over 500,000 people are involved in these wrecks and experience their effects

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What Should You Do Right After an Auto Accident?

An auto accident can be a traumatic experience for anyone. After it has occurred you may not be in the best condition to think clearly and rationally. That’s why it’s important that you learn what you need to do before one happens to you. These tips will help protect you

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Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

A Traumatic brain injury is a serious condition that isn’t always easy to detect. Many times it takes days or even weeks for the signs of a brain injury to start showing, and often the symptoms associated with this condition are things that people are not typically on the lookout

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Health Issues After a Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury is a serious condition that can have repercussions across many different areas of your life. Because the spine is so important to almost all of the body’s functions, there are many potential complications that are associated with an injury. If you have suffered a back injury

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Common Causes of Boating Accidents in Tampa

BoaNow that summer is back in full swing many people will be venturing out on the water to enjoy fishing, beaches, and boating. Tampa boating accidents don’t occur all the time but they are still a possibility—especially for those who do not familiarize themselves with how to safely operate a

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Concussions From an Automobile Accident

Any time you are involved in an automobile accident, you are at risk for a number of injuries. Concussions from an automobile accident are not immediately apparent.  A percentage of all injuries will be visible immediately after the accident. Others will not be immediately apparent.  Injuries falling into this category

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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

ButSevere injuries are not unique to motorcycle and bicycle accidents. Although the dynamics of this type of accident can be different from an automobile accident.  Evidence of the differences can be noted in the types of injuries that have been commonly catalogued in motorcycle and bicycle riders. Identifying how a

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Common Injuries in Tampa Auto Accidents

A car accident can result in many injuries to different parts of your body.  The severity of all injuries will depend on the circumstance and the force of the impact.  But a close look at the type of insurance claims and personal injury claims filed will show that certain injuries

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What is Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?

Negligence involves doing or failing to do something that any reasonable or responsible person would do in a specific situation, and injury or loss occurs to a victim as a result. There are specifics that must be shown to make a claim of negligence in a personal injury case. How

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Common Injuries Expected in a Car Accident

Car accidents can cause a number of injuries to all parts of your body, depending upon the circumstances of the car crash and the severity of the impact.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 3,335,800 people are injured in auto accidents each year.  Taking a closer look at the

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Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

  Can you tell us a little about common types of personal injury cases? Each year there are very high numbers of personal injury cases filed in Tampa and Florida as a whole.  Most of these cases are based upon negligence which has caused unintentional injuries.  Common types of  personal

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Personal Injury Lawsuits

In a personal injury case, the person who has suffered an injury relies on the legal idea of negligence to determine another person’s fault for the accident. What are personal injury lawsuits? What is negligence?  Negligence is a failure to take care to avoid causing injury or loss to another

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