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Blog Posts in 2015

  • Attorney Jason Rios Joins the Calvo & Calvo Team

    Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce that Jason Rios has joined our practice located in Fort Myers, Florida. Mr. Rios obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and subsequently attended Florida Coastal School of Law. After completing the Florida Bar, he became an Assistant Public Defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit in Florida. Moreover, Attorney Rios is ...
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  • Why You Shouldn't Settle for a Public Defender

    If you are charged with a crime, you could be facing a number of penalties, not the least of which could be prison or jail time and fines. A criminal conviction on your record could affect the rest of your life. Choosing your attorney could be one of the most important decisions you will make. With a public defender, you probably will not have that option. An attorney will be appointed to you, and ...
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  • Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce Laws in Place Nationwide

    In January 2015, Florida State legalized same-sex marriage and divorce. The event was detailed in another blog entry here . Now, six months later, the United States Supreme Court has caught up to the Sunshine State and ruled in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide. It was decided that disallowing same-sex couples marriage rights was unconstitutional, as it violated the liberties granted in the ...
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  • Florida Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

    It seems that the fight to legalize same-sex marriage has persisted for decades, with both sides actively opposing the other’s efforts. On January 6, 2015, history was made when Florida officially gave same-sex couples the right to marry. All Florida counties are now bound by the U.S. Constitution to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a monumental decision indeed. What makes this ...
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  • Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce

    In any divorce there is bound to be some level of conflict. After all, you're committing to big decisions that have the power to alter the course of your future. Just how that conflict is handled, however, dictates the kind of divorce you can expect to have. Each couple makes the decision to divorce with different expectations, especially in regards to property division. Maybe you just want the ...
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  • Different Types of Custody

    In an effort to reform the way custody is handled in Florida, outdated terms have since been done away with and are replaced by more human ones. Custody is now referred to as 'parental responsibility' and 'time-sharing.' Parents are required to follow a time-sharing schedule that determines when they see and spend time with their children. In other states, parents are awarded sole or joint ...
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  • Sexual Assault Can Result in the Loss of Your Job & Other Penalties

    It seems that sexual assault charges surface in the news regularly. One common factor that unites all of these cases is that it can be difficult, if not impossible in some instances, to irrefutably prove that the defendant is guilty. Therefore, allegations swirl around the alleged offender and they are left to deal with repercussions that impact almost every area of their life. There is no denying ...
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  • Know Your Rights if Arrested for DUI

    We've all heard the common phrase before: "you have the right to remain silent" and the rest of your rights. But if you've been arrested for DUI, your rights go much deeper than this first phrase. Having awareness of what you're really entitled to can make a significant difference in your case. Your Miranda rights, including the freedom to stay silent during questioning, are actually quite ...
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