SMRL Legal Blog

SMRL Law Firm serving Sarasota County, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Venice, & throughout the state of Florida

January 17, 2018
People obtaining a divorce in 2018 will not see issues of alimony being impacted by the 2017 Tax Reform Bill.  For those individuals, the existing rules regarding alimony – that it is deductible by the person paying the alimony and taxable as income to the person receiving the alimony – remain in... Read More
December 26, 2017
Syprett Meshad is proud to announce that John Dumbaugh has recently been inducted into the Riverview High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Mr. Dumbaugh received this honor during his 50th reunion celebration with the Class of 1967, which was held on November 4th at the Sarasota Garden Club... Read More
December 21, 2017
The moments following a car accident can be very stressful, making it difficult to think and act decisively. Unfortunately, this is one of the worst times to become flustered. The actions you take immediately following a car accident can significantly impact your ability to recover compensation in... Read More
November 16, 2017
Going through a divorce can be a complicated process, especially if you have a sizeable amount of assets and/or young children. By doing some initial planning, you can help ensure our lawyers have all of the information necessary to craft the best possible divorce agreement to reflect your needs.... Read More
November 15, 2017
Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. Associate Attorney Emily K. Garriott has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Children’s Guardian Fund (CGF). A privately funded organization, CGF provides financial assistance to meet the emergency needs of... Read More
October 26, 2017
Getting pulled over by the police under suspicion of DUI can be a stressful event. However, it's crucial that you know your rights in these situations. The things you say and do during this interaction with the police will significantly impact the case they may be building against you. We've... Read More
September 01, 2017
Syprett Meshad is proud to announce that our Managing Partner, Scott Westheimer, was featured on the July 28 edition of the Florida Bar Podcast. This podcast is put on by the Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Institute, and it provides insight from lawyers regarding the best ways to run your law firm... Read More
August 16, 2017
Stetson University College of Law student Hannah Wittmer recently completed a two and a half-month summer internship with the Sarasota law firm of Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. The daughter of local attorney Steve Wittmer and Special Magistrate Meg... Read More
July 13, 2017
Four attorneys at the Sarasota law firm of Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A., have been selected by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, to its 2017 Florida "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" lists. Firm president Michael Resnick and partner Teresa... Read More
May 26, 2017
Suffering a serious personal injury can be life-altering. Often, the financial burdens associated with costly medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation and time missed from work can be crippling for your family. It’s important to have a personal injury lawyer on your side who can protect your rights... Read More