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Revocable Living Trust vs. Last Will and Testament

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

As you begin considering your estate planning process, you may be wondering the differences between a revocable living trust (“trust”) and a last will and testament (“will”). Estate planning is not just for the elite and wealthy, but when used correctly can offer you tax savings and ensure that your wishes are upheld after… Read More »


Your DUI Case and Field Sobriety Tests

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Florida are serious and the penalties are severe. Along with jail time, suspension of your driver’s license, and harsh fines, a DUI can remain on your permanent record throughout your life.  If you, a friend, or a family member were arrested or charged with a DUI, contact… Read More »


Calculating Alimony and Child Support

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Alimony and child support are court-ordered payments that are made from one spouse to another after a divorce. After a careful examination of the finances of both parties, a Florida court will make the determination of how much is owed for both alimony and child support. Determination of Income in Florida Part of the… Read More »


7 Things You Must Do Before a Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Approximately half of all marriages end in divorce in the United States according to the American Psychological Association. During this stressful time, it is easy to overlook important details that could prove challenging to your divorce later on. If you have decided to ask for a divorce, or serve your spouse with divorce papers,… Read More »


Your Right to Remain Silent

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

You have the right to remain silent.  This commonly known expression is actually a serious legal right you have under the Constitution of the United States. If you were arrested or charged with any criminal offense, you have the right to remain silent. The right to remain silent preserves your ability to prevent self-incrimination…. Read More »


Types of Possession in Florida

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

If you have been arrested or charged in the state of Florida with possession of an illegal drug or unlawful possession of a weapon, you may feel confused and frightened. The state of Florida recognizes different types of possession under Florida statutes. Understanding the differences between types of possession, and how you were charged,… Read More »


Family Law and the Family and Medical Leave Act

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Family is one of the most important things in life.  Ensuring that your rights and that your family’s rights are protected is paramount. Certain unfortunate tragedies and circumstances can substantially alter our normal course of life, and without legal protection, employers would be able to terminate employees if they requested substantial amounts of leave. … Read More »


Paternity Leave and Discrimination

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) establishes guidelines that require certain larger employers to provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child.  Most employers affected by this law are familiar with the requirements, and understand their responsibilities to mothers with respect to maternity leave.  However,… Read More »


Filing for Military Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Life as a military family is faced with unique challenges unknown to civilian families.  Possible deployments, constant and unpredictable moves, random shifts, and uncertainty is a way of life.  Marriage is a complex and difficult endeavor under any circumstances, but military life brings with it more adversity and challenges. If a military spouse decides… Read More »

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What to Expect if You Are Facing a Dependency Lawsuit

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The Department of Child and Family Services can file a suit against you if you or a member of your family has been accused of child abuse or neglect. This type of legal action is called dependency since the person aimed to be protected by the court is a child, or a dependent. A… Read More »

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