Is the Gift Valid?
Thu, Jun 11, 2020
It is not uncommon for me to come across clients who claim that family members wrongfully received property from a loved one prior to their passing. This “gift” often contravenes provisions founds within a decedent’s Last Will and Testament. An exa... Read More
Should I start my divorce during the COVID crisis?
Tue, Jun 02, 2020
Our courts may be closed to foot traffic for the time being, but the health crisis has forced us to handle cases in new ways. Normal divorce practice involves the use of electronic filing for pleadings and email exchange of documents between the pa... Read More
What are the Benefits of Filing First in a Divorce?
Thu, Apr 30, 2020
During a consultation, prospective clients often ask if there are any advantages to being the first one to file for divorce. Many people worry that filing first will lead the judge to believe that the filing spouse is the one “destroying” the marriag... Read More
Job Loss and Support Obligations - What Do I Do?
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
If you have lost your job as a result of the COVID-19 downturn, you may be eligible for a temporary abatement or a permanent modification of your child support or spousal support obligation. The key is to request such a modification before it comes ... Read More
Timeshares and Divorce
Thu, Mar 26, 2020
Many people across the nation and the world enjoy timeshares. This is where you partly own a property in another locale where you can spend time, usually at least once a year, and for a set period of time. But what happens to the timeshare when you a... Read More
Felony Convictions and Child Custody
Mon, Mar 23, 2020
There’s no “rule book” to life, and there are often instances in the past that people feel might come back to haunt their present and future situations. One of those considerations is how a felony conviction could affect child custody. Depending on t... Read More
Who Pays for College After a Florida Divorce?
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Often times, spouses going through a divorce want to make sure their children’s college expenses will be paid for by one or both parents. However, Florida law regarding a parent’s duty to pay for their child’s college education may surprise you. Read More
By Paul E. Rice III
Divorce Without Court
Mon, Feb 24, 2020
When your marriage is in trouble, the first thing to do is consult a marriage counselor or individual therapist. Engage in a few sessions to see if you can get strategies to resolve the issues between you. Many times, unhappy marriages are a symptom ... Read More