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Will My Child Be Able to Testify in Court?
Will My Child Be Able to Testify in Court? Mon, Nov 24, 2014 We receive many questions about the age when a child may testify in court.  During a divorce proceeding- especially contentious ones- where the parenting plan is in dispute, the children wind up squarely in the middle.  Read More

Cell Phone Privacy
Cell Phone Privacy Mon, Nov 10, 2014 The Florida Supreme Court, in a 5-2 decision last month, ruled on the side of privacy and personal protections, by holding that law enforcement/police in Florida must first obtain a search warrant before they can use a person’s cell phone information... Read More

When Someone Dies – The First 48 (Part One)
When Someone Dies – The First 48 (Part One) Tue, Oct 07, 2014 When a death occurs the surviving family members are often faced with numerous questions and uncertainties as to their responsibilities.  One of the first issues that must be addressed is how the body will be cared for. Read More

Marriage and Divorce- It Isn’t That Easy In the Sunshine State
Marriage and Divorce- It Isn’t That Easy In the Sunshine State Mon, Oct 06, 2014 Over the last several months in Florida, there have been several interesting cases that have emerged in family court divisions around the state, which eventually will make its way to conclusions at the State’s Appellate Courts, and possibly the U.S. ... Read More

Cyberstalking
Cyberstalking Tue, Sep 23, 2014 Emotions may run high between partners or spouses during or in the aftermath of a divorce. The temptation to lash out at one another using Facebook or Twitter should be avoided. Unfortunately, statistics demonstrate that incidents of cyberstalking ar... Read More

Modifying Child Support
Modifying Child Support Fri, Aug 15, 2014 A party who seeks to change in the amount of court ordered child support bears the burden of proving a substantial change in circumstances.  A substantial change in circumstances is defined as  significant, material, involuntary and permanent in natu... Read More

Stop, Collaborate and Listen: An Overview of Mediation
Stop, Collaborate and Listen: An Overview of Mediation Thu, Aug 07, 2014 During the 1980s, a scholar, poet, and overall gentlemen by the name of Vanilla Ice released the hit single, “Ice, Ice, Baby.”  For those who know the song, it opens with Vanilla Ice emphatically shouting, “stop, collaborate and listen.” Read More

Same Sex Divorce Action Dismissed by Florida Judge
Same Sex Divorce Action Dismissed by Florida Judge Tue, Jul 29, 2014 A judge in Hillsborough County, Florida has refused to enter a divorce decree for a couple because the State constitution and its statutes do not recognize same-sex marriages. The same-sex couple was legally married in Massachusetts but now reside in... Read More

Evictions: How Fast Does the Clock Tick?
Evictions: How Fast Does the Clock Tick? Thu, Jun 12, 2014 When a property owner seeks to evict a tenant they always want to know how long the process will take.  For most, the initial impression is that the entire action takes approximately forty-eight hours, or that an eviction is as simple as changing the... Read More

Florida and Over-Criminalization
Florida and Over-Criminalization Mon, Apr 14, 2014 I read with interest the attached article from Daniel McCarthy, who is with the Center for Florida Tax Reform, Department of Social Justice. I encourage you to read it as well. In his article, Mr McCarthy highlights what many attorneys and others i... Read More

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