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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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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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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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 a 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

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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 the 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

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Who Gets the Family Pet in a Divorce?

Today, our family pet seems 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. Oftentimes, 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 reasons

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