Injunctions What's Next?
Tue, Mar 22, 2022
An Injunction was Denied/Issued: What Can I Do Next?
When a Judgment for an Injunction (A.K.A. “restraining order”) is issued against you or denied unfavorably, there can be many legal and personal pitfalls that follow. As the Petitione... Read More
By MaryCatherine Crock
2022 Alimony Reform: Proposed Changes to Watch
Mon, Feb 21, 2022
Florida legislators are again proposing significant reforms to Florida’s alimony law. There is a new bill pending in the Florida legislature: Senate Bill 1796 (2022), which seeks to reform laws related to alimony and bifurcation of issues in a ... Read More
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