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Florida Civil Litigation Process Explained

Civil trial law is the practice of law that handles all civil litigation, whether the case occurs at the state or federal level, at an administrative agency, or an ADR. Specifically, civil trials do not involve criminal charges. A lawyer who specializes in the area of civil litigation is called a trial lawyer or a...

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Understanding the Benefits of Florida Private Trials

Are you a litigant considering whether to participate in a private trial to resolve your dispute? While many people are familiar with binding arbitration but that’s just one of a handful of options a litigant has to reach a resolution. Under Florida Statutes Section 44.104, parties can also resolve a lawsuit by voluntarily participating in...

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)–Basics and Options

Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, is an alternative to trial proceedings. Often, ADR can save clients both time and money: it settles the dispute in a shorter time frame and costs less in attorney fees, court costs, and other associated expenses. Whereas litigation can be more hostile in its approach, ADR options tend to focus...

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Challenging a Prenuptial Agreement in Florida

A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract that defines what a married couple will receive in case of a divorce. In Florida, the Uniform Prenuptial Agreement Act (UPAA), adopted in 2007, governs prenuptial contracts. Couples enter into a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage to protect their assets. The contractual agreement specifies how property, assets and...

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Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation vs. Arbitration

Alternative Dispute Resolution Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is another way to settle disputes that do not require litigation. Arbitration and Mediation are two types ADR. Arbitration is the process for resolving disputes outside of a court using neutral third parties. Although mediation is essentially the same thing, there is a difference. Mediators usually have no authoritative...

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The Civil Litigation Process

Florida civil litigation lawsuit procedure Florida civil litigation is when one individual or business entity sues another. In a civil litigation case, the plaintiff sues the defendant to recoup damages done to them, usually through monetary damages or awards. Your attorney should help you understand exactly how your litigation timeline will fit with this chronology....

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FL small claims court

In Florida, people use small claims court to settle minor legal disputes concerning $5,000 or less. However, that amount doesn’t include attorney’s fees or filing fees.  Small claims filing fee can vary, but the FL Clerks website puts them anywhere from $55-$300. You don’t need an attorney in small claims court, but you can have...

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Do I have a case?

Filing a lawsuit is a big decision, so make sure you have a good case before going through the hassle of finding a lawyer. For example, you hire a flooring company to replace the carpet in your business. They do a bad job, and it took much longer than they said it would. Before filing a...

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