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Driving Drowsy Is More Dangerous Than You Think
Getting behind the wheel when you are sleep-deprived can lead to a car crash. But despite the mounting evidence that drowsy driving kills or seriously injures many people each year, millions of drivers engage in this risky behavior. The statistics on drowsy driving are sobering and staggering: According to one drowsy driving poll, 51… Read More »
What are Some Things to be Wary of in a Short Sale?
Many homeowners are proceeding with short sales rather than foreclosure when they cannot get a loan modification or meet their obligations to their lender. In March of 2012 short sales represented more than 14 percent of existing home sales, compared with about 10 percent in 2010. While the number of short sales is rising,… Read More »
Types of Alimony in Florida
Alimony is supposed to enable spouses who have not worked or who have lower incomes to maintain a standard of living similar to what they were accustomed to during marriage. In setting an award of alimony, Florida courts consider many economic factors. The types of alimony that can be awarded in Florida include: Permanent… Read More »
What Documentation Should I Secure After a Car Accident?
There is a good possibility that if you drive, at some point you will be involved in a car accident. As with other difficulties in life, it helps to be prepared in the event you do have an accident. Knowledge gives you the power to put yourself in the best situation possible to recover… Read More »
Short Sale or Foreclosure?
When you find yourself unable to make your mortgage payments, or when the value of your residence sinks below the amount of your mortgage, you may face some hard choices. But whether your financial difficulties are caused by a job loss, divorce, a catastrophic medical event or because you need to relocate for a… Read More »
Current Alimony Law in Florida
In Florida, the award of alimony is not cut and dried according to a neatly laid out statutory formula. Unlike child support, which has detailed guidelines to follow, alimony is based on judicial discretion. Unfortunately, this means that awards of alimony can be widely disparate. Current law provides for seven statutory factors to be… Read More »
What are the Florida Car Insurance Requirements?
Florida drivers are required by law to maintain minimum insurance. While these limits are not very high, they must be maintained during the use of a vehicle. The coverage that Florida requires is as follows: For Personal Injury Protection (PIP): $10,000 For Property Damage Liability (PDL): $10,000 A deductible of up to $2,000 for… Read More »
What Can a Short Sale Do to Your Credit?
The real estate market may be rebounding, but many people still find themselves struggling to make the payments on their mortgages. As a result, an increasing number of homeowners are now selling their homes via short sales instead of having their homes go through foreclosure. In fact, in the second quarter of 2012, short sales… Read More »