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Stand Your Ground In Court
Stand Your Ground In Court Fri, Sep 29, 2017 The Florida Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision on September 28, 2017, made the ruling and finding that a “stand your ground” immunity in a criminal case could not be used to block a civil lawsuit. Read More

Why Should I Pay for an Initial Divorce Consultation if Other Attorneys Offer Them for Free?
Why Should I Pay for an Initial Divorce Consultation if Other Attorneys Offer Them for Free? Fri, Sep 22, 2017 The old adage that “you get what you pay for” is never more true than in the legal field.  And, while I’m on old adages, don’t forget that Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying that “a lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade.” In other word... Read More

Custody By Extended Family Member
Custody By Extended Family Member Mon, Jul 24, 2017 In my practice as a family law attorney, I have seen over the years where children have essentially been raised and their daily needs provided for by family members other than the child’s parents. It happens in a variety of different contexts, and th... Read More

Court Orders Incarcerated Parent to Pay Child Support
Court Orders Incarcerated Parent to Pay Child Support Mon, Jun 12, 2017 A Florida District of Appeal Court recently upheld a trial court’s final judgment of dissolution of marriage requiring the husband, who was in prison, to pay child support. The trial court evidently imputed income to the incarcerated parent based upo... Read More

When is the Right Time for Estate Planning?
When is the Right Time for Estate Planning? Thu, May 18, 2017 It may be an overused cliche, but there truly is no time like the present when it comes getting necessary estate planning documents in place. So often the typical client that seeks out an attorney for a Will, Trust, or other commonly utilized documen... Read More

Financial Focus- Time to get organized
Financial Focus- Time to get organized Fri, May 12, 2017 Once you decide to get a divorce, the work of organizing your finances should begin in earnest. Both the organized and disorganized alike will be required to gather up financial documents. Read More

Florida's Stand Your Ground Amendment
Florida's Stand Your Ground Amendment Mon, May 08, 2017 The Florida Legislature on May 5, 2017, passed a bill that now puts the burden on the prosecution to prove by “clear and convincing” evidence to overcome a person’s request for immunity from criminal prosecution in a ‘Stand Your Ground’ case. Read More

Let's Go To The Video...
Let's Go To The Video... Mon, Apr 24, 2017 In a renewed posture, both chambers of the Florida Legislature are, once again, taking up the requirement that all portions of law enforcement interrogations be recorded. Currently, there is no requirement under Florida law that law enforcement offic... Read More

Warrant needed to search a car’s “Black Box”
Warrant needed to search a car’s “Black Box” Thu, Apr 20, 2017 An appeals court in our state has recently ruled that law enforcement authorities must obtain asearch warrant from a court as part of any criminal investigation before they can search ordownload information from a car’s ‘black box’, which is otherwis... Read More

Florida Alimony Reform Appears Dead for 2017
Florida Alimony Reform Appears Dead for 2017 Thu, Apr 06, 2017 Despite consensus between the Florida Bar’s Family Law Section and alimony reform advocates, it’s unlikely that Florida’s alimony laws will be overhauled this year. The Florida legislature twice sent reform legislation to Governor Rick Scott, who vet... Read More

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