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Will Permanent Alimony End In Florida?

11 Feb

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What is Alimony? Alimony occurs when a couple divorces and one spouse must give financial support to the other . This generally happens because the stay-at-home parent, who gave up a career to take care of the family, has difficulty re-joining the workforce. The law goes as far back as the Code of Hammurabi, which, according […]

The Zika Virus In Florida, Texas, and California

4 Feb

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What is the Zika Virus and what does it do? The Zika virus is a disease transmitted through mosquitos, especially the “yellow fever mosquito”, which has transmitted other diseases like dengue and chikungunya in the past. This week, a Texas Citizen recently contracted the disease without traveling outside of the USA–the first to do so. […]

The Future of Texting While Driving In Florida

21 Jan

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    Florida’s state capitol is considering a new legislation that would make texting while driving in Florida a primary instead of a secondary offense. According to 10news, the original legislation that made texting while driving a secondary offence took four years to pass, and it is unclear how long it will take to see […]

Self-Driving Trucks Could Enter Florida Highways in 2015

9 Sep

By now most people have heard of self-driving vehicles, but it’s generally believed that such technology is a handful of years away from practical implementation. Royal Truck & Equipment, a construction company that operates in Florida but is based in Pennsylvania, thinks otherwise. Royal believes it could have self-driving trucks working on Florida’s highways at […]

What Drivers Need To Know About The 2015 Takata Airbag Recall

15 Aug

April 2016 Update Takata Airbags claim their 10th victim Seventeen year old Huma Hanif lost her life on March 31st, 2016 in a minor collision in Texas. The driver had been wearing her seatbelt when she rear-ended a Honda CR-V, but shrapnel released from her car’s defective airbag sliced open her carotid artery, creating yet […]

Florida Traffic Ticket Quotas – New “Waldo Bill”

24 Apr

Florida’s new “Waldo Bill” (SB 264) was passed unanimously with no debate in the Florida Senate on Wednesday April 8, 2015. The bill, which still needs to pass the House and be approved by the governor before it becomes law, seeks to end traffic ticket quotas in the state for good. (UPDATE: The bill was approved […]

Florida’s Operation Green Light Program

17 Apr

What Is Operation Green Light? Operation Green Light is an initiative to assist citizens who may be facing steep penalties for unpaid traffic tickets and criminal fees that have been send to collection agencies. Once an unpaid fine goes to a collection agency, the collection fee can add as much as 40% onto ticket fines. […]

Tax Breaks for Hybrid and Eco-Friendly Cars

8 Feb

Environmentally friendly vehicles do more than just save you money at the gas station; they can also earn you some valuable financial incentives throughout the year. Although traditional vehicles are still in the majority today, hybrids and electric cars are becoming more accessible and affordable. The initial price tag of an eco-friendly car may come […]

New Florida Booster Seat Law – January 1, 2015

29 Dec

  New Booster Seat Law Begins January 1 Beginning January 1, 2015, children ages 4 and 5 will be required to sit in a child safety seat or a booster seat rather than being buckled in with just a seat belt. Previously, Florida was one of only two states in the country without laws requiring […]