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Alcohol Arrest | Gainesville, FL | Underage Drinking Laws May Surprise You

As the 2015 football season comes to a close, the Florida Gators remain in the Top 10 ... of biggest party schools. According to the Princeton Review, the Gators rank #9 in the infamous category.

This is really no surprise. Gainesville is the quintessential college town, with nearly 70,000 students enrolled at both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Suffice it to say that many Gainesville students find themselves on the wrong side of Florida's underage drinking law. But do they really understand the significance of such a conviction?

Divorce | Gainesville, Florida: It ain't over until its over!

A celebrity divorce that has dominated the news recently raises several interesting issues regarding the institution of marriage and the importance of timing in a divorce case. Of course, I'm referring to the marriage of former NBA star Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian, who also claims celebrity fame albeit of unknown orientation.

Kardashian filed for divorce in December 2013 and entered into a marriage settlement agreement in July 2015, but the couple remains legally married nearly 2 years later because the agreement has not been finalized by the courts.

It is admittedly not uncommon for some divorce proceedings to drag on and on. A marriage settlement agreement like the one in the case of Odom and Kardashian is a big step towards a final resolution, but "it ain't over until it's over". With respect to a divorce, this means having a Judge adopt and ratify the agreement into a final order of dissolution of marriage.