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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

My spouse says her lawyer told her ..... communication with your spouse before, during and after the divorce
My spouse says her lawyer told her ..... communication with your spouse before, during and after the divorce Mon, Mar 27, 2017 More often than not  divorce will put you at odds with a person who knows you well enough to push your buttons.  Your spouse knows exactly what upsets you-whether it is forgetting the children's schedule or overspending  or ruining your favorite holi... Read More

Alimony Reform in Florida Brewing Again in Legislature
Alimony Reform in Florida Brewing Again in Legislature Fri, Mar 03, 2017 Bills have been filed in both the Florida House and Senate to again attempt to “reform” Florida’s alimony laws. Florida lawmakers twice sent reform legislation to Governor Rick Scott who vetoed both efforts in 2014 and 2016. The 2014 veto was due to ... Read More

Who gets the Family Dog in a Florida Divorce?
Who gets the Family Dog in a Florida Divorce? Mon, Feb 06, 2017 Divorce can be acrimonious. Spouses often wrestle over who gets the family home, the timeshare in the Keys or even the big screen TV. But, what about the family dog or cat?  If the parties are going to split custody of the kids, then why not share th... Read More

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