Who Represents the Child?
Tue, Jun 08, 2021
Your average dependency case involves several attorneys, and it is common for the roles to overlap. Often times you will hear several people in the courtroom say that they are arguing for “what is in the best interest of the child,” yet t... Read More
By Silvia Lopez Barerra
Can you call off your divorce once you start it?
Thu, Jun 03, 2021
The short answer is yes. There are many reasons why couples start divorce proceedings and many reasons why they change their minds and decide to give the marriage a second or even third chance. A good divorce lawyer honors and supports those decisi... Read More
Should I Surrender my Parental Rights?
Mon, May 17, 2021
The Department won’t always support reunification between a parent and their child. Sometimes, addiction is too big of a challenge for a parent to conquer. Sometimes, socioeconomic status means that some parents will have serious disadvantages ... Read More
By Silvia Lopez Barrera
2021 Alimony Reform in Florida Dies
Mon, Apr 26, 2021
Republican legislators have been trying to reform Florida’s alimony law for nearly a decade. If parties are married 17 years or more in Florida, it’s considered a long term marriage with a presumption for permanent alimony. Permanent can be an awfu... Read More
How to Prioritize the Tasks on my Reunification Case Plan
Mon, Apr 19, 2021
When the Department decides to remove children from their parent’s care, it has one of two options; it can chose to provide the parent(s) with a case plan, or not. A proposed reunification case plan, is a list of tasks/services, that the Department w... Read More
Divorce on the rise
Tue, Feb 09, 2021
It may come as no surprise that the coronavirus crisis has caused a surge in divorce cases the world over. Statistics in the U.S., Great Britain, China and Sweden confirm that increased pressures at home has led to the spike . Tensions created by t... Read More
4 Steps to Dividing Marital Assets in Florida
Tue, Dec 29, 2020
An equitable divorce is possible. Use this guidance to learn how you can protect yourself, your property, and your loved ones.
Divorce is a subject that many people aren’t comfortable freely discussing. There are so many ideas and emotions surroun... Read More
4 Key Considerations for Co-Parenting This Summer
Mon, Jul 27, 2020
Many co-parents are familiar with the questions raised by the summertime—like where your child will spend their break from school, who will care for them while you or your co-parent is at work, and many more. Now, COVID-19 is bringing even more quest... Read More