• Three Family Law Myths in Florida

      As a family law attorney, I speak to people daily who don’t understand how the system works. It is important to dispel some of the common misconceptions about family law. The three myths that come up ...

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    • What Your Background Checks May Not Be Telling You

      A criminal background check is more or less considered a standard part of the hiring process these days. Business owners want to make smart decisions on who they employ to avoid a potentially ...

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    • Contracts for Sale on the Internet: Friend or Foe of the Business Owner?

      Florida Contract Attorney Kate Mesic explains the dangers of generic internet contracts for your business. I get this question all the time from my business clients: “I found a contract online, it ...

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    • Small Claims Court Does Work!

      I have to say, that as a business litigator and a collections lawyer, most of the time, I tell my clients that it is probably not worth for them to sue someone in small claims court (under $5000.00) ...

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    • The Real Cost of a Fake ID

      This year is a special year for our family, my niece is finishing up high school and will start college in the fall. We couldn't be more proud. As I think of all the things I want to wish her on her ...

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    • Facts about Cannabis in the State of Florida

      The State of Florida is slowly moving in the direction of legalizing cannabis. But that hasn’t happened yet. Although medical marijuana is now legal, many restrictions apply to medical cannabis and ...

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    • Domestic Violence: Definition and Penalties

      In Florida, Domestic Violence is broadly defined. It includes not only, assault and battery, but also sex crimes, kidnapping, stalking and false imprisonment. When one of these crimes is committed by ...

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    • Facts about Cannabis in the State of Florida

      The State of Florida is slowly moving in the direction of legalizing cannabis. But that hasn’t happened yet. Although medical marijuana is now legal, many restrictions apply to medical cannabis and ...

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    • PROTECT YOURSELF: Domestic Violence Injunctions

      Relationships are hard and a break up can be intense both emotionally and physically. Sometimes these intense emotions can lead to physical violence and emotional harm. In these situations, where one ...

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    • What Your Background Checks May Not Be Telling You

      A criminal background check is more or less considered a standard part of the hiring process these days. Business owners want to make smart decisions on who they employ to avoid a potentially ...

      Read More
    • Three Family Law Myths in Florida

      As a family law attorney, I speak to people daily who don’t understand how the system works. It is important to dispel some of the common misconceptions about family law. The three myths that come up ...

      Read More
    • Domestic Violence: Definition and Penalties

      In Florida, Domestic Violence is broadly defined. It includes not only, assault and battery, but also sex crimes, kidnapping, stalking and false imprisonment. When one of these crimes is committed by ...

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    • DUI Consultation

      What does a consultation for a DUI really sound like? Well in my office the DUI consult goes like this: 1. We get a call from a potential client or from their family member that a person has been ...

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    • Hardship License After Second and Subsequent DUI

      This blog is about hardship license after second and subsequent DUI. I say this upfront because daily I get either phone call or website inquiry about how to get a hardship license after second, ...

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    • 3 Things You Need to do to Get a DUI Hardship License

      In Jacksonville, it is very difficult to function without a car, so losing a driver's license, usually affects the whole family. A driver's license suspension is a result of a DUI arrest. If the ...

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    • Sealing and Expungement of Multiple Cases

      Under Florida law, criminal history records are public unless sealed or expunged. A criminal history is created when a person is arrested and fingerprinted, and includes the disposition of any charges ...

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    • The Real Cost of a Fake ID

      This year is a special year for our family, my niece is finishing up high school and will start college in the fall. We couldn't be more proud. As I think of all the things I want to wish her on her ...

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    • Three Family Law Myths in Florida

      As a family law attorney, I speak to people daily who don’t understand how the system works. It is important to dispel some of the common misconceptions about family law. The three myths that come up ...

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    • Paternity / Time Sharing Cases: What to Expect

      When a relationship between two people ends, and those two people have children in common, it is not uncommon for a dispute regarding the children to arise. When this happens, the parties may seek ...

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    • Planning for the Future: 4 Benefits to Having a Will

      Life is an uncertainty—tomorrow is never promised. Yet many people take for granted the notion that tomorrow will always be, and the thought of taking care of loved ones after they pass never crosses ...

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    • Attorney at Law Magazine Names Kate Mesic in 2018 Women in Law Issue

      The latest edition of Attorney at Law Magazine First Coast is dedicated to celebration the abundance of female talent in Jacksonville’s legal community. Attorney Kate Mesic is 1 of 8 female lawyers ...

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    • Attorney Kate Mesic Featured on HomBaBiz.com's Podcasts for Business

      The Law Offices of Kate Mesic is more than just a Jacksonville law firm. It is also a business; a business ambitiously started many years ago by our very own attorney, Kate Mesic . Recently featured ...

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    • Three Family Law Myths in Florida

      As a family law attorney, I speak to people daily who don’t understand how the system works. It is important to dispel some of the common misconceptions about family law. The three myths that come up ...

      Read More
    • 4 Things to Know About Domestic Violence Injunctions

      Domestic violence could be characterized as a silent epidemic in today’s society. No one talks about it, yet many people have fallen victim to their abusers. In my experience, both as an attorney and ...

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    • Enforcing Your Injunction: 3 Things You Should Know

      Injunctions for protection against violence are commonly referred to as restraining orders. The purpose of an injunction is to stop an aggressor from continuing his or her violent behavior toward you. ...

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    • If You Hit, Don't Run

      A friend of mine recently called me for advice after she was in an accident. Long story short, she was driving down the road when the driver in front of her slammed on his brakes, and she rear-ended ...

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    • Underage? Don't Hold That Drink: It Could Be a Crime!

      Picture it: You’re 20 years old, in college. You and your friends are at a party and one of your friends asks you to hold his beer. You oblige, because hey—he’s your friend! Then the police show up ...

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    • Protection Orders Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

      In a perfect world, everyone gets along with each other. In the real world, that isn’t always the case. People disagree regularly. Family members, friends, colleagues, neighbors, even total strangers ...

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    • Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Availability of Restitution

      One moment of distraction while driving is all it takes for an automobile accident to occur. When it happens your first instinct is to make sure you and the other driver involved are okay. In Florida, ...

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    • 3 Reasons Teens are at High Risk for Drowsy Driving and 2 Ways to Help

      Drowsy driving is no laughing matter, and teens are at high risk for getting on the road with their judgment impaired by sleep deprivation. Roughly 328,000 drowsy driving-related accidents occur every ...

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    • Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Availability of Restitution

      One moment of distraction while driving is all it takes for an automobile accident to occur. When it happens your first instinct is to make sure you and the other driver involved are okay. In Florida, ...

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    • 3 Reasons to Never Ignore a Traffic Ticket

      I cannot tell you how many times a week, I get a call from a person asking me to help them with a traffic ticket. As soon as I get on the phone, I pull it up on the clerk’s office website and announce ...

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    • If You Hit, Don't Run

      A friend of mine recently called me for advice after she was in an accident. Long story short, she was driving down the road when the driver in front of her slammed on his brakes, and she rear-ended ...

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    • Be Prepared: What You Need to Know About Obtaining a Stalking Injunction

      Recently, I appeared in court on behalf of a client who was seeking an injunction for protection against stalking. The judge called my case, but before he allowed me to proceed, he addressed the ...

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    • Planning for the Future: 4 Benefits to Having a Will

      Life is an uncertainty—tomorrow is never promised. Yet many people take for granted the notion that tomorrow will always be, and the thought of taking care of loved ones after they pass never crosses ...

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