Litigation is stressful. We often talk to clients who are experiencing some of the most difficult times of their lives. What can you do to help minimize the stress of handling legal issues?   Communicate with your lawyer. As lawyers, we are usually pretty busy but that will not stop us from an addressing an…

Attorneys Autumn Hancock and Rachel Bennett recently attended the Lawyers for Young Adults Pro Bono Project Continuing Legal Education Seminar. The seminar provided instruction and guidance on assisting young adults who are aging out of the foster care system. These young folks are often entitled to living assistance, payment for college courses, and other opportunities…

Did you know that prior to 1963 no one had a right to a criminal attorney? Only those who could afford to hire their own criminal defense attorney received representation. Fifty-five years ago this month, Clarence Earl Gideon’s case was decided by the United States Supreme Court. Gideon was accused of a burglary at the…

Hancock Law Firm PLLC is pleased to announce that Autumn N. Hancock, Esq. has been selected for inclusion into The National Advocates: Top 40 under 40 in Florida, an honor given to only a select group of attorneys. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior…

Man who claimed girlfriend accidentally choked during oral sex found not guilty of murder Richard Patterson acquitted by jury hours after hearing closing arguments By Peter Burke – Local10.com Managing Editor, Michael Seiden – Reporter FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A South Florida man who was on trial in the 2015 choking death of his girlfriend has been found not guilty…

Supreme Court rules in veteran’s favor in closely watched divorce settlement case By: Shawn Snow   The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday, in the case of Howell v. Howell, that a state court cannot offset the loss of a divorced spouse’s portion of a veteran’s retirement benefits when that veteran waives retirement pay in favor…