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The Rights of a Surviving Spouse: Part One
The Rights of a Surviving Spouse: Part One Mon, Feb 06, 2023 Clients and their children are often shocked to learn that a surviving spouse has certain minimum rights to the deceased spouse’s property under Florida law.  These rights exist by virtue of marriage and can only be waived in a very particular manner... Read More

Ex-Wife’s Alimony Terminated For Sharing Prison Cell
Ex-Wife’s Alimony Terminated For Sharing Prison Cell Thu, Jan 26, 2023 Generally speaking, a person’s alimony obligation terminates if his or her ex-spouse gets remarried. In some states, such as Florida, laws have been passed allowing alimony to be terminated if one’s former spouse enters into a supportive relationship... Read More

Things to Remember About Tax and Dissolution of Marriage
Things to Remember About Tax and Dissolution of Marriage Mon, Jan 16, 2023 Taxes issues and consequences are a continuous fact of life. It is important, to look at tax effects and tax consequences when you are going through a divorce. The following is an outline of some of the important things to consider as part of your di... Read More

Parental Responsibility: Shared, Ultimate, or Sole?
Parental Responsibility: Shared, Ultimate, or Sole? Tue, Jan 10, 2023 Chapter 61 of Florida Statutes covers an array of topics that surround parenting issues, to include parental decision making for minor children. Every family and every case has a different set of circumstances but the consistent factor throughout the... Read More
By MaryCatherine Crock

Modification of Parenting Plan
Modification of Parenting Plan Mon, Dec 12, 2022 I consult on a regular and consistent basis with parents that want to try and go back to modify or change their parenting plan that usually involve aspects of requests to modify parental responsibility and timesharing of their minor child(ren).  What... Read More

Division of Pensions and Retirement Accounts In a Florida Divorce
Division of Pensions and Retirement Accounts In a Florida Divorce Tue, Dec 06, 2022 Pensions and retirement assets are often among the largest and most significant assets at issue in a divorce proceeding. Florida’s equitable distribution law recognizes that some retirement assets are marital, some are non-marital and others are a c... Read More

Is Silence Golden? The Case for Sharing Your Estate Plan
Is Silence Golden? The Case for Sharing Your Estate Plan Tue, Dec 06, 2022 The holidays are here.  A time for family, for friends, and for gathering around the table to feast.  But what would a gathering be without certain taboo topics?  No, not politics.  I’m talking about inheritance and estate planning.  Who is in the Wi... Read More

Disestablishment of Paternity in Florida
Disestablishment of Paternity in Florida Tue, Dec 06, 2022 Chapter 742.18 of Florida Statutes specifies the requirements for seeking a disestablishment of paternity or a termination of a child support obligation in circumstances wherein the male is not the biological father of the child. Read More
By MaryCatherine Crock

Substance Abuse and Divorce
Substance Abuse and Divorce Fri, Nov 11, 2022 One of the marriage difficulties that predictably leads to divorce  is one spouse’s alcohol abuse or other addiction - to gambling, sex, food, drugs or spending. Over time, these habits erode the relationship and wreak havoc on finances. Read More

Florida's Criminal Justice Reform - 2022
Florida's Criminal Justice Reform - 2022 Fri, Nov 04, 2022 This year saw a sweeping movement in the Florida Legislature of proposed bills that would have had a large impact on the criminal justice system in Florida. While many of these bills did not become law in Florida, there were several that did, and tha... Read More

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