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It is Important to Understand and Use Evidence.

“Evidence” is all the means by which any alleged matter of fact, the truth of which is submitted to investigation, is established or disproved. Having practiced for over forty years as a Civil Law Attorney, I recommend that there are several types of evidence, which you should know about. “Oral evidence” is when someone is […]

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In Divorces, Look at the Big Picture.

We need to get along. I spent a whole day in trial recently so that a mother could vent her frustration with the children’s father.  She wanted to take away the father’s overnights with the children and she wanted to be the sole decision maker for the children’s major decisions.  The Judge concluded that she […]

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Where is the Will?

Recently, I was asked to serve as a personal representative [it used to be called “executor”] of a twelve million dollar estate.  The lady had died in a nursing home and had made a will that in large part was to benefit a religious organization and a good friend.  There was no doubt that she […]

What Ever Happened to the Hand-shake Agreement?

By: Kim Douglas Sherman, Esquire. Some of us remember a time when people gave their “word”, shook hands, and did what they promised to do. Unfortunately, that is not now and not here in South Florida. So, let’s talk about contracts–written contracts. They are good to have.   This is what is recommended for a […]

Accidents Happen to People Like You!

By: Kim Douglas Sherman, Esquire The insurance companies have done a very good job convincing the public that lawyers are to blame for higher insurance premiums. It is not the legal community that is the cause of crashes, falls, and professional malpractice — it is carelessness. Let us start with the practical fact that people […]

Help Yourself by Taking a Broad Family View

By: Kim Douglas Sherman, Esq. Article for Dads Divorce I am a dad, and I am an attorney practicing family law in Florida for over thirty years. In those years I have seen some colossal battles over children. Most of the time, when emotions are running high, one of the parents decides that the best […]

New Family Law Concept Reduces Fear of Lawyers

By Kim Douglas Sherman, Esquire. Collaborative law is a process that enables parties involved in family law disputes to attempt to resolve their differences in a non-adversarial manner– OUT OF COURT. Collaborative family lawyers and their clients enter into an agreement not to litigate. Efforts are focused on settling cases rather than preparing for trial. […]

Some Simple Estate Planning Tips

By: Kim Douglas Sherman, Esquire. How many times have you thought, “I should make a will?” Then there is the old quip about “nothing is so certain as death and taxes.” There are some simple things that you should know and do about planning your estate. They are not expensive or hard to do, either. […]

Evidence, Understanding Its Importance to You

By Kim Douglas Sherman, Esquire. The simplest definition for the word “evidence” found in the law dictionary is: “All the means by which any alleged matter of fact, the truth of which is submitted to investigation is established or disproved.” As a lawyer who regularly goes to Court, evidence is my stock in trade. As you […]

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft And Fraud

By: Kim Douglas Sherman, Esquire. When your personal identification information, such as your name, social security number, birth date, credit card number, and driver’s license number, have been used without your consent or permission to open credit accounts, to open bank accounts, to obtain loans, or to obtain goods or services–you are a victim of […]