Taking a Stand for Jesus: The Intended Result = God’s Glory (Part 6 of 7)

“I [King Darius] issue a decree that in all my royal dominion, people must tremble in fear before the God of Daniel…” Daniel 6:26a. The writer of Ecclesiastes (presumably King Solomon) wisely stated that there is “nothing new under the sun”. We think our society is increasingly hostile to Christian faith. Indeed, it is, but

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Taking a Stand for Jesus: Inspiration From The Past Faith Successes of Others (Part 5 of 7)

When Daniel learned that the document had been signed, he went into his house. The windows in his upper room opened toward Jerusalem, and three times a day he got down on his knees, prayed, and gave thanks to his God, just as he had done before. Daniel 6:10. We are examining the book of

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Member Lawyer Spotlight: Blane McCarthy

I’m Blane McCarthy, a Jacksonville attorney since 1995 and mediator since 2000. As a Certified Circuit Mediator, I help bring peaceful resolutions to disputes in a way that is quick, professional, and cost-effective. Types of cases mediated: Personal Injury, Commercial, Probate, Foreclosure, Consumer, Nursing Home, Construction, Insurance, Collections. This is what I “do” in my

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Taking a Stand for Jesus: Inspiration From Our Past Faith Successes (Part 4 of 7)

At the end of the 10 days they looked better and healthier than all the young men who were eating the king’s food. So the guard continued to remove their food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables. Daniel 1:15-16. As Christian lawyers, we often find ourselves in situations similar to

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What to Show a Court to Avoid a Finding of Willful Violation of Child Support?

In New York, the Family Court has the authority to impose incarceration and even probation in the event that child support is not paid and the Court finds a willful violation of the support order occurred. See, MATTER OF BERMEJO v. SUQUILANDA, 202 AD 3d 1080 [2nd Dent. 2022]. How do you show the Family

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How Does Domestic Violence Impact Equitable Distribution in a New York Divorce?

Domestic Violence can impact the financial aspects of a divorce in New York. It is similar to getting damages for personal injury however the victim is not required to show just physical harm. New York recognizes that domestic violence can also include emotional abuse and Courts find it to be even more egregious if it

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How Far in Advance Can I Begin My Estate Planning?

You can create your estate plan at any time, but many people choose to begin the process sooner rather than later. Why? Because you never know when life-changing medical or financial emergencies can strike that will require someone else to manage your affairs during your lifetime.   When Should You Start?   When to start

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Member Lawyer Spotlight: Jeff Harper

  About  My law firm offers legal services in estate planning, probate, corporate law/litigation, family law, and intellectual property. I am also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator. I mainly serve Northeast Florida in Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau and St. John’s counties. I am dedicated to maintaining the highest level of professionalism and integrity. I

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Member Lawyer Spotlight: Jennifer A. McGee, Esq.

  About At McGee Law, we prioritize clients’ success by building professional relationships. Our attorneys thrive where opportunity and risk converge. We are known for pushing our skills and knowledge to develop solutions that can produce incredible outcomes. Your objectives are our objectives. We will work as a team and ensure our attorneys provide you

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Taking a Stand for Jesus: Inspiration From Our Leaders (Part 3 of 7)

So Daniel said to the guard whom the chief official had assigned to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. “Please test your servants for 10 days. Let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.” Daniel 1:11-12. The accounts in the book of Daniel should help inspire us to remain aligned with Jesus despite

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Taking a Stand for Jesus: Inspiration From Our Cohorts (Part 2 of 7)

“There are some Jews you have appointed to manage the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These men have ignored you, the king: They do not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.” Daniel 3:12. As discussed in this series’ Introduction, the world seems eager to separate itself from

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The Four “J”s of Trials – The Joy of Trials? (part 6 of 6)

Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4. Circling back to the scriptural genesis of this series, I felt compelled to also include

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Five Reasons Why Drafting Your Own Legal Documents Is A Foolish Idea

In the wonderfully titled 1682 book “Humane Prudence, or, The Art by which a Man May Raise Himself and Fortune to Grandeur” by William De Britaine, the author observes “he who will be his own Counsellour, shall be sure to have a Fool for his Client.”  Proverbs 12:15 expresses the same sentiment in a more productive

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Explainer: Wrongful Death and Survival Actions in Pennsylvania

Of the many calls to our office, the saddest are from those who have lost a loved one because of someone’s recklessness or negligence. The facts may differ – from truck crashes to motorcycle accidents, accidental shootings and more. But in all cases the pain of losing that loved one is worsened by the fact

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The Four “J”s of Trials – The Joy of Trials? (part 2 of 6)

However, Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish from the Lord’s presence. Jonah 1:3a. In my Introduction to this devotional series, I described the literal trials I faced during a stretch of my career. I contemplated whether they were the result of being out of God’s will, and consulted with scripture to find guidance. In

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Buyer’s remorse may work at Target, but don’t expect it to work in court

This is the time of year when many people grapple with buyer’s remorse. Credit card statements have landed by now, revealing many Christmas/holiday purchase decisions that now seem unnecessary, excessive and regrettable. In our capitalistic society, sellers are pursuing competitive advantages based on how they respond to buyer’s remorse. Retailers are enacting increasingly liberal return

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The Four “J”s of Trials – Introduction – The Joy of Trials? (part 1 of 6)

Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. James 1:2-3. Years ago, I experienced a disconcerting string of “losses” in the courtroom. As a (now former) Plaintiff’s personal injury trial lawyer, the opportunity to have a jury decide one of my clients’

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Do You Resemble The Apostle Peter? (Part 1 of 4)

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!” Matthew 16:16 As stated in its “About” page, the Christian Lawyer Directory “Provide[s] a platform for lawyers to declare their faith and Savior in the public domain.” Let’s examine this purpose, using the Apostle Peter as our exemplar. One day, Jesus asked his

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It Takes a Village

There is an old African proverb that says “It takes a village.” This means that the child is not just raised within the home, but everyone in the community has a hand in raising that child. Preachers, teachers, coaches, tutors, and organization leaders all lend towards the development of our children. The principle is not

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Can Michigan Courts Decide Physical and Legal Custody Differently?

Michigan Child Custody Law requires Michigan Courts to issue specific decisions on which parent will have physical and legal custody of the children. Physical Custody typically means which parent the children spend most of their time with. Legal Custody is concerned with which parent has the right to make significant life decisions in a child’s

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Top Four Reasons Why People Don’t Hire An Accident Attorney When They Should

Personal injury attorneys have quite the reputation – in and out of the legal community. While this particular area of law can offer great material for jokes, the stigmas surrounding personal injury attorneys can have devastating effects on you and your case if it prevents you from getting the help you need.  Personal injury law

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