SMRL Legal Blog

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

February 25, 2019
When you’re served with divorce papers, whether unexpected or not, it can be scary and confusing deciding what to do next. Our family law attorneys suggest taking these seven steps to protect your rights and make reaching a settlement less stressful. If you have questions about your divorce or are... Read More
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January 22, 2019
Car accidents are the leading cause of teenage deaths. The majority of teen car accidents stem from avoidable factors, such as speeding, drinking and distracted driving. By respecting your teen’s desire for independence with an open dialogue and clearly established rules, you can help them stay... Read More
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December 10, 2018
The holidays can be a difficult time for people who have recently gone through a divorce. This is especially true if you have young children. One of the most challenging items to navigate during the holidays, especially if it is your first post-divorce holiday season, will be how to share parenting... Read More
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October 30, 2018
Nothing about a divorce is easy. It can be a stressful, traumatic time for all parties involved. Often, decisions regarding how to share child custody or how to fairly split up property and assets can become contentious. If you have a pet, deciding who gets to keep your furry friend can often be... Read More
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October 22, 2018
You’ve suffered an injury and believe you have a valid personal injury claim. You speak with several attorneys only to find that they won’t take your case. If this describes your situation, it’s understandable that you are likely frustrated and confused about why you can’t find a lawyer willing to... Read More
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October 15, 2018
Sarasota real estate attorney Nancy E. Cason, a partner of Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A., has been named President of the Sarasota County Bar Association (SCBA). The Association has over 900 members. Ms. Cason was installed as President during the... Read More
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September 28, 2018
Florida’s temperate climate makes it a great place to enjoy riding a motorcycle, even as we approach the fall and winter months. While a long motorcycle ride can be an exhilarating experience, it also carries the risk of serious injury in the event of a motorcycle accident. Due to the lack of... Read More
September 20, 2018
It’s crucial that you visit a doctor after being involved in a car accident, even if the collision was relatively minor and you don’t think you suffered any injuries. In general, we recommend scheduling an appointment with a doctor within three days of the accident. While you may not think this... Read More
August 22, 2018
For divorcing couples with young children, child support will be one of the most important issues you will need to address during the divorce. Fortunately, the state of Florida has enacted a series of laws to govern the process of determining child support. The family law attorneys at Syprett... Read More
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July 31, 2018
Syprett Meshad has hired Marquette University Law School student Hannah Compton as a 2018 Law Clerk Summer Intern. Ms. Compton is clerking primarily in the real estate and family law practice areas of the firm. Ms. Compton attends Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Upon... Read More
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