Blog Posts in January, 2018

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  • Bench Warrants & Your Rights

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 30-Jan-2018

    Having a warrant out for your arrest is no laughing matter. This experience can be very frightening and stressful, especially if you are not sure why there is a warrant for your arrest. There are different types of warrants, but one of the most common is known as a “bench warrant.” A bench warrant is issued after you have violated the rules of the court, usually for failing to appear ...
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  • Disestablishing Paternity in Florida

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 22-Jan-2018

    It can be an unfortunate series of events that leads parents to seek a way to disestablish paternity, but it can happen. If an unmarried couple has a child, the child’s paternity will need to be established at birth, either voluntarily or through genetic testing. Once paternity is established, the father has an obligation to support and provide for the child. If the father decides to stop ...
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  • 2 Equitable Distribution Bills for Consideration

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 15-Jan-2018

    Both HB 639 and SB 676 are bills concerning equitable distribution. Both were scheduled for committee hearings on January 10, 2018. The first bill, Senate Bill (SB) 676, is also called Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets and Liabilities. Its purpose was to redefine the term “marital assets and liabilities” for the purposes of equitable distribution during a divorce. More ...
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  • Florida's Determination of Parentage Bill

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 12-Jan-2018

    Florida’s Senate approved SB 1022 two days ago on January 10, 2018 by a vote of 10 to 0. The bill authorizes a child, a child’s mother, or a child’s alleged parent to file a petition in circuit court to rebut the presumption of legal parentage. For instance, in a case where a father doubts his paternity of a child, rather than being told by a court of family law he needs to pay ...
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  • The Role of Your Attorney When Planning for Medicaid

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 8-Jan-2018

    Health care for seniors and disabled individuals can not only be expensive, but can also exceed a person's financial means. However, determining if you are eligible for Medicaid can be a complex and time-consuming process. The application and review process can be lengthy, which is why you want an attorney who focuses on Medicaid planning to help you come up with a strong legal strategy that ...
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  • How Does an Annulment Work?

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 3-Jan-2018

    An annulled marriage is somewhat rare in today's society, but it can be sought by spouses if the required legal grounds for annulment are present. The theory behind getting an annulment instead of a divorce, is that the marriage was never valid to begin with. Marriages that have been annulled are classified as "void" or "voidable," and are sometimes called ...
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