Category Archives: Education

What is Coercive Control?

And do we need protection from it? Coercive Control is a form of domestic abuse against an intimate partner or family member. The abuse can effect a male or female; or someone gay or straight.  It is a strategic course of oppressive behavior designed to secure and deprive another of their rights and liberties and dominate their…

IS FALSE IMPRISONMENT A CIVIL CAUSE OF ACTION?

Is False Imprisonment a civil cause of action? False imprisonment is both a criminal offense and a civil cause of action. In Florida, a civil claim for false imprisonment requires an intentional restraint, under circumstances that were unreasonable, unwarranted, and without legal authority that caused harm. Proving your claim To prove a false imprisonment claim…

SCAM ALERT: ONLINE MILITARY ROMANCE SCAMS

Scam Alert: Online military romance scams have been coming to our attention more than ever. Fraud and scams are always horrific but the worst scams deal with faux romance. We find it despicable and want to make as many people as possible aware of this romance scam. Beware of the “Military” Romance. Recently, a wonderful…

Comparative Negligence in Florida – What you need to know

Florida is a Comparative Negligence state. But what does that mean? When someone has been injured due to an accident or some other way, it may be difficult to determine who is at fault. There are several types of negligence. Comparative negligence allows every party to be responsible for the percentage of negligence that they…

Eligibility for VA Disability Benefits

Applying for VA Disability benefits can be a lengthy process, and if done incorrectly can set our service men and women further back in their hopes of being compensated due to an injury sustained while serving our country. The biggest issue in applying for VA disability benefits is making sure that you in fact disabled…

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