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Divorce Misconceptions

https://youtu.be/Gn97XHepT0g Some very common divorce misconceptions There are a lot of misconceptions about divorce and how to file for Divorce. One I deal with all the time is the belief that your spouse must agree to the divorce, must sign divorce papers before or at the time of filing. This is all simply not true. In Florida, you just need to be a resident of the state for 6 months and want...

Family Law Mediation: What is it?

https://youtu.be/x6j8e9dqcGo Family law mediation: What is it? In Florida, every family law case must go to mediation before a trial court decides the merits. The exception is cases involving domestic violence injunctions. If there is a family law case and a domestic violence case involving the same parties, a judge must issue an order allowing the mediation. Mediation is when the parties and...

Always do this in a Family Law or Domestic Violence case!

https://youtu.be/VIrI1BXkBSw Always, Always, Always! Family law, domestic violence, and criminal cases all have one big thing in common, they're all emotional. Emotions run very high in these cases because you are either battling against a former love one or trying to keep your freedom while the government is trying to take it away. I have seen many cases where litigants were overcome with...

How to find a lawyer

Ask friends and family for help finding a lawyer How to find a lawyer? Your first step should not be searching on Google. Google is an excellent tool for finding what you need, learning a new skill, educating yourself, and acquiring whatever knowledge you may seek. It is not the first place to look for a family lawyer, a domestic violence lawyer, or a criminal defense lawyer. We all strive to...

Need to find a lawyer? I will always make time for you!

One of the first questions people ask when they call my office: "Do you have time to talk to me?" I will always make time for you! Whether you are a client, potential client, or just have a question. Even if you just need a family law, domestic violence, or criminal law issue explained. Try to find a lawyer after 5:00 PM, or on the weekend. It is not going to happen. If you need to schedule a...

Save Money on Attorneys Fees!

An attorney's time is expensive! Folks, it is no secret that lawyers and attorneys fees are expensive. Divorce is costly. Anything to do with family law and the court system is expensive. About a year ago, I was looking for ways to help my clients save money on their family law attorney's fees. I came up with my cheat sheet: How to Save Money on Family Law Attorney's Fees without Losing Your...

Using a GPS Tracker to Track Your Spouse?

Just don't do it, using a GPS Tracker can land you in jail! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQGIFa4hjA0 GPS trackers have lead to criminal charges! GPS trackers are now small enough to hide anywhere. You can buy a GPS tracker on Amazon for a few dollars and track, with pretty good accuracy, anything that moves. It is very tempting to use a GPS tracker to follow a spouse. In some cases the...

Are Police Reports Magical?

I can not tell how many times I am involved in a case where the other side tries to bring police reports into evidence against my client. Frequently, I see this in family law and domestic violence cases all the time. This usually happens with litigants that represent themselves, always a big mistake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28lH3_hbdDY&t=29s Police Reports are not magical! Usually,...

Law Enforcement’s Most Dangerous Call

Of all the calls a police officer is dispatched to, the domestic violence calls are one of the most dangerous. Statistics show reductions in most violent crimes over the last couple of decades. For the last few years, domestic violence has been steadily increasing.  According to The National Coalition on Domestic Violence, intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime, and...

Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.

I am Patrick McGeehan, and I am a family law and criminal defense lawyer in Miami, Florida, I am your best friend at your worst times! In my videos, Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and email newsletter, I explain family law terms, procedures, criminal law procedures, sanctions, and a lot more in a simple to understand way. This, by no means, is a substitute for competent legal counsel. You...