Category Archives: General

Florida Red Light Camera Tickets

Florida Red Light Camera Tickets © William D. Slicker, 2012.               At present, there are about 26 states, plus the D.C., that allow municipalities to use cameras as the basis for issuing red light tickets. There are also about 15 states that prohibit such action.             Florida is one of the states that allow municipalities [...]

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Annulments in Florida

© William D. Slicker, 2012             An annulment of a marriage differs from a dissolution of a marriage. A dissolution of marriage seeks to terminate or end a valid marriage. Whereas an annulment seeks for the court to decide there was never a valid marriage due to some disability or defect. A dissolution of marriage [...]

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Premarital and Antenuptial Agreements

Copyright, William D. Slicker, 2012             Sometimes parties seek to set out what their rights will be if they get divorced or if one of them dies, in a document that they both sign before they get married. Sometimes when the time for divorce comes, one of the parties attempts to have the premarital or [...]

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What to Expect at a Bankruptcy-Trustee Hearing

© William D. Slicker, 2012.              Your hearing before the bankruptcy trustee is usually held about a month after you file your Petition for Bankruptcy. Before the hearing, you will have taken two mandatory debt counseling courses. You will have also supplied the trustee with several financial documents including: (1)        Six months of [...]

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What You Should Know About Do-It-Yourself Wills

© William D. Slicker, 2012              The problems with do-it-yourself wills have been with us for a long time. About 30 years ago, Abigail Van Buren, who was then writing the Dear Abby advice column, wrote a column entitled, “Do-It-Yourself Wills Create Pitfalls.” In the article she quoted some examples from attorneys of the problems that [...]

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Should I Have a Trust

 © William D. Slicker, 2012             Everyone should probably have a will. Whether someone needs a trust depends on the size of the person’s estate as well as who the beneficiaries are. Since the federal estate tax exemption has been greatly increased, the majority of people no longer need to use a trust to avoid [...]

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Consumer Bankruptcy in Florida

Consumer Bankruptcy in Florida  © William D. Slicker, 2012              In Florida, an individual may file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 which discharges 100% of dischargeable unsecured debt or under Chapter 13 under which the individual has a repayment plan to repay a percentage of the dischargeable unsecured debt. In very limited situations, an individual [...]

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Estate Planning for Pets in Florida

© William D. Slicker, 2012             In Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, more than 77,000 animals are abandoned each year. If a pet is abandoned for ten (10) days after a written notice to the owner at his last known address then the pet is to be delivered to the nearest humane society or animal control [...]

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Florida Power of Attorney

© William D. Slicker, 2012             As of October 1, 2011, powers of attorney in Florida were modified by Florida’s Power of Attorney Act which was based on the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. The following is a partial list of some of the major changes:             (1) Power of attorney must be signed by [...]

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Child Support Modification Due to Payer’s Incarceration

©William D. Slicker, 2012 Child support in Florida is based on the payer’s income, the payee’s income, and the number of children. In cases when a payer has voluntarily lowered his income, the courts have imputed a higher income to the payer. Cases dealing with situations in which the payer was incarcerated and sought to [...]

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