Legal Information Studios was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by Howard Iken
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Legal Information Studios


Our specialized content, video, and other informative media are based on input from Ayo and Iken team members,  outside guests, former team members of Ayo and Iken, independent journalists, and subject-matter authorities. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the official position of Ayo and Iken. Attorneys that are not current team members at Ayo and Iken may be reached through their member listing on the Florida Bar website: www.flabar.org


The Solution to Language Barriers with the Legal System

 

It’s estimated that over 25 million people in the United States have difficulty with English or can’t speak the language at all. As immigrants pour into the country, the need for translators and interpreters is on the rise. And companies like CCI Group in Orlando, Florida, know all too well how language barriers impede communication, especially when dealing with the legal system. During a recent interview with CCI Group President Indy Vega, she explains how her company helps attorneys and government agencies overcome communication difficulties.


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Most Say Police Should Wear Body Cams Despite Privacy Concerns

 

It’s videos like these that has people asking, “Why doesn’t every law enforcement officer wear a body camera?” Body cameras, or BWCs, are used by a growing number of law enforcement agencies in Florida. There are nearly 1600 Miami-Dade and about 640 Miami Beach police officers currently wearing BWCs. Here at Miami-Dade police headquarters in Miami, Florida, we spoke with Detective Alvaro Zabaleta who told us that the use of body-worn cameras has reduced the number of non-compliance allegations from 22 last year, down to just one in 2019.


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Pro-Choice Activists March at Lake Eola Park

 

Women’s Suffrage, the Civil Rights era, and Roe v. Wade are three of the most profound transformations in U.S. history. Although two of the revolutionary victories for equal rights were long overdue, the right for women to terminate a pregnancy was not as celebrated or gratifyingly acknowledged by everyone, and nearly 50-years after the landmark decision, states are beginning to pass radical legislation to restrict and ban abortions altogether or allow late-term and even post-birth abortions.



Signs, Effects, and Sad Reality of Parental Alienation

 

Divorce and child custody battles are far from uncommon but it’s the tug-of-war over who gets primary custody of the children that turns a routine dissolution into hostile conflict, and like pawns in a game of chess, a child’s feelings often become irrelevant and expendable.



Violence Against Women Act

 

Our Legal Correspondent Tom Lemons explores the Violence Against Women Act. Attorneys Howard Ellzey, Jason Ponder, and Claudia Blackwell provide their personal and legal opinions on the issue.



Grandparent’s Rights in Florida

 

Our Legal Correspondent Tom Lemons explores the ever-contentious issue of grandparent rights. Attorney James Wimsatt weighs in with informative commentary. Other contributors speak about the personal impact of current Florida laws.



Florida’s Law on Relocation of Children

 

We found Attorney Bruce Przepis at his desk and asked him to give a quick description on our legal issue of the day: What is the law in Florida on relocation of children. Mr. Przepis gives a quick, informative overview of when the law applies, and how it is applied.


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A Former Client Speaks Out on Alimony Reform

 

Alimony reform has become a hotly contested, multi-year issue in the Florida Legislature. In our series of interviews with people that have been through the alimony process we plan to feature unrehearsed, unscripted interviews with individuals personally impacted by by both sides of the alimony controversy. Our thanks to Dorothy Williams for sharing her experience with alimony and the Florida court system.


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How Long Do I Have to be Married to Get Alimony in Florida ?

 

A common question many people have is: How long do I have to be married to get alimony in Florida? The answer can be complex and uncertain but their are some easy to understand ground rules for alimony claims in Florida. Watch this informative discussion with Attorney Kristal Knox on how the length of marriage affects alimony claims during Florida divorces.


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Florida Child Custody and Moving

 

Moving your child out of the area, or watching as the other parent attempts to move is the closest thing to begin caught between a rock and a hard place. On one hand the primary parent may need the income of an out-of-area job. On the other hand, the parent left behind will permanently have their parental relationship changed in a negative way. There are many factors to moving a child after divorce in Florida – and many things to consider for both parents. Attorney Kristal Knox discusses some requirements and also describes a particularly difficult situation for one parent.


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What is a Trust

 

Trusts are a mystery to most people. The a Florida Trust is one of the most beneficial planning documents there is. It can help both people with substantial assets, and people with more modest means. Jason Ponder takes you through a common sense, down to earth discussion about Trusts, what they can do for you, and the most common types of Trusts.

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When Does an Employer Have to Pay Overtime?

 

Many employers in Florida violate the law when it comes to paying their employees overtime wages for the work that was performed. Many times, they do this out of ignorance of what the law requires. Some employers refuse to properly compensate their employees when it is brought to their attention. Our attorney Sara Evans discusses common situations and how to address them.

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How to Win an Alimony Case

 

Alimony is one of the most hated, feared, desired, and fought over subjects in the Florida courts. No one word in the domestic relations legal system raises stronger opinions. Attorney Alberto Ayo discusses his viewpoint on Florida alimony cases and what it takes to win them. Watch this interested video on Florida alimony law and the best ways to approach a alimony case.

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How to Win a Custody Case

 

We all know that a child custody case in the Florida courts involves one of most critical issues you can face in your life. Whatever the court decides will shape and color your future as a parent, change the way your child looks at you, and the way you respond to your child. Watch this timely interview with Attorney Jennifer Schulte to learn some tips on how to win your custody case.

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Why You Need a Will

 

Wills are a subject that nobody wants to discuss. But almost everyone should have a Will. Attorney Jason Ponder discusses the practical side of Wills, what they can do for you, and why you may want one. Watch this in-depth, candid discussion of how a Will can benefit most people.

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