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Requirements for an uncontested Florida divorce

The term that Florida law uses to describe the divorce of two individuals is "dissolution of marriage." The dissolution of a Florida marriage does not have to be based on any type of fault as the state recognizes no fault divorces. Additionally, divorces that are uncontested may be expedited and may resolve faster than divorces in which the parties cannot come to agreement on certain divorce-related matters.

Is the other parent getting in the way of your parental rights?

Florida parents understand the importance of taking steps during divorce to ensure they maintain a strong relationship with their kids. Most parents agree that it is in the best interests of the children to allow them to have access to both parents after divorce, but some parents still have a difficult time acknowledging this. In some cases, parents can actually try to interfere in the other parent's visitation. 

Nurse accused of stealing 10,000 painkillers and other meds

Employees of institutions that use prescription pain killers to treat patients are often tempted to feed their own drug habit by stealing drugs from their employer. Such thefts increase costs to patients who need the drugs and feed the addiction of the employee. In a recent example of such a drug crime, law enforcement officers in Hernando County recently arrested a nurse for allegedly stealing pain killers from the institution where she worked.

Fatal hit-and-run driver arrested

Panic is a common reaction when a driver thinks that he has struck another vehicle or a pedestrian, and flight is too often the behavior that ensues. Unfortunately, flight often worsens the situation for the driver. In a recent example of this phenomenon, the Florida Highway Patrol announced the arrest of a man they allege fled the scene of a fatal collision involving a bicycle rider in Orlando in June.

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