Florida Family Law, Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Resources
Below are links and resources collected by the attorneys at Spencer Law, P.A. for the benefit of people seeking information on Florida family law, medical malpractice and personal injury. Feel free to bookmark this page or add it to your favorites, and visit us whenever you need to find a helpful resource. If you need to talk to an attorney about a divorce or child custody matter, medical malpractice complaint or other personal injury claim, call Spencer Law, P.A. at 850-912-8080 for our office in Pensacola or 850-424-6683 for our Sandestin location.
Family Law Resources
The Florida Bar – The state’s official attorney organization provides informative pamphlets for consumers in a variety of areas. The family law section includes Divorce in Florida and Parenting and Divorce.
Florida Department of Revenue – This agency serves the public in a variety of capacities, including child support, property and taxes. From the Child Support page, you can make a payment or learn about other parent services. You can also check out information on Florida’s child support guidelines or use the child support calculator to estimate the amount of support in your case.
Florida Department of Children and Families – visit this website for information on family law matters such as adoption or foster care and other aspects of child welfare. This agency is also responsible for licensing child care facilities.
Office of Child Support Enforcement – If you need help getting your ex to pay support on time, this office can help.
Federal Parent Locator Service – This federal agency works with state and local child support agencies and has an army of resources available when a parent has disappeared along with his or her monthly child support obligation.
Medical Malpractice Resources
Florida Board of Medicine – This body licenses medical doctors, physician assistants and anesthesiologist assistants in the state of Florida. Look up a doctor to verify a license here, or file a complaint.
American Medical Association – The AMA is the largest national association of doctors and healthcare professionals. Read the AMA’s own Code of Medical Ethics and opinions on medical practice.
ECRI Institute – This nonprofit organization is dedicated to applying scientific research to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs and processes are best, with the goal of improving patient care.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – This government agency invests in research to make health care safer and improve quality.
Joint Commission for International Patient Safety – The Joint Commission works toward patient safety by helping health care organizations improve the quality and safety of the care they provide. Learn about their standards and how they measure performance.
National Patient Safety Foundation – The NPSF partners with patients and families and health care workers to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety.
Partnership for Patients – A network of 17 organizations working with over 3,200 hospitals around the country, the goal of the Partnership is to reduce preventable hospital acquired conditions and re-admissions.
Personal Injury Resources
Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles – The DHSMV is working to make a safer Florida through driver license and motor vehicle registration. The DHSMV also houses the Florida Highway Patrol. Check out the department’s Safety First campaign to protect yourself at home, at work and all points in between, or go over vehicle insurance questions and answers.
Florida Highway Patrol – Visit the FHP website to request traffic crash reports or look up traffic incidents by region.
Florida Safety Council – This group works to reduce preventable injuries and save lives through safety and health training, professional testing and monitoring. Find driver training and motorcycle safety training, DUI courses, and more.
BIA of Florida – Living with traumatic brain injury can be challenging for the injury victim as well as family, friends and caregivers. Visit this website for resources, information and support.