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Should I File For Bankruptcy?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

The decision to file for bankruptcy is not an easy one to make. To be sure, even if you understand the benefits of bankruptcy and are desperate for financial relief, you may also be wary about the potential consequences of filing for bankruptcy, such as losing your property or destroying your credit score. If… Read More »

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What Are Grounds for Divorce in Florida?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Coming to the decision that you no longer want to be married to your spouse is difficult, and likely takes months or years or unhappiness to ultimately reach. Which is why when you do arrive at the conclusion that dissolution of marriage is what’s best for yourself and your future, learning that the state… Read More »

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Can I Buy a House after Filing for Bankruptcy in Florida?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Filing for bankruptcy can be an effective way of getting a clean slate in terms of debt, escaping creditors’ calls, and being able to move forward with your life. Indeed, if you have exhausted your other options for repairing your finances, filing for bankruptcy may be your very best move, and provide you with… Read More »

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How Is Child Support Calculated in Florida?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

All parents have a legal responsibility to support their children financially, which is why child support is almost always part of a divorce and child custody settlement. The courts assume that the custodial parent is fulfilling their duty to provide for their child financially by being the primary caretaker, and therefore will likely order… Read More »

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When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Being injured because of another’s negligent action can be a terrifying experience, and one that generates dozens of questions. To be sure, not only may you have wonders and worries about your injuries and whether you’ll make a full recovery, but also about what your legal rights are, whether you should bring forth a… Read More »

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FAQ About Accident Cases in Florida

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

If you are involved in a car accident in Florida, you probably have a lot of questions. You will want to know the law concerning how to proceed and when to report an accident. In addition, it is important to know how damages are calculated in accident cases in Florida. Let’s explore these topics… Read More »

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Dangers of Speeding Trucks in Pensacola Florida

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Large trucks are involved in hundreds of accidents every year in the sunshine state. To be sure, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s (DHSMV) Annual Report 2016 reveals that in a single year, medium to heavy trucks were involved in 25 fatal collisions, 133 incapacitating accidents, and 379 non-incapacitating crashes. What’s more, there… Read More »

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Do Children Have A Say in Custody?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Deciding with whom a child will live, and what the visitation rights of the other parent will be, as the result of a divorce, can be the most challenging aspect of separation. Not only are parents often concerned with ensuring that they are able to preserve their relationship with the child, but there may… Read More »

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What Is the Difference Between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains two types of disability programs that are designed to provide benefits for those who are unable to provide for themselves. While both programs offer benefits that are payable to those with disabilities, the programs are very different. In this blog we consider the distinctions between Social Security Disability… Read More »

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How Are Damages Calculated in a Motor Vehicle Accident

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

When a motor vehicle accident happens, the severity of the accident depends on many factors, including the point of impact, the force involved in the crash, whether or not seatbelts were used, and even the victims’ own bodies and resiliency. Because car accidents can differ so greatly in severity and the amount of damages that result,… Read More »