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Is Silence Golden? The Case for Sharing Your Estate Plan
Is Silence Golden? The Case for Sharing Your Estate Plan Mon, Nov 28, 2022 The holidays are here.  A time for family, for friends, and for gathering around the table to feast.  But what would a gathering be without certain taboo topics?  No, not politics.  I’m talking about inheritance and estate planning.  Who is in the Wi... Read More

Division of Pensions and Retirement Accounts In a Florida Divorce
Division of Pensions and Retirement Accounts In a Florida Divorce Fri, Nov 18, 2022 Pensions and retirement assets are often among the largest and most significant assets at issue in a divorce proceeding. Florida’s equitable distribution law recognizes that some retirement assets are marital, some are non-marital and others are a c... Read More

Substance Abuse and Divorce
Substance Abuse and Divorce Fri, Nov 11, 2022 One of the marriage difficulties that predictably leads to divorce  is one spouse’s alcohol abuse or other addiction - to gambling, sex, food, drugs or spending. Over time, these habits erode the relationship and wreak havoc on finances. Read More

Florida's Criminal Justice Reform - 2022
Florida's Criminal Justice Reform - 2022 Fri, Nov 04, 2022 This year saw a sweeping movement in the Florida Legislature of proposed bills that would have had a large impact on the criminal justice system in Florida. While many of these bills did not become law in Florida, there were several that did, and tha... Read More

Temporary Custody by Extended Family Member: What You Need to Know About Chapter 751
Temporary Custody by Extended Family Member: What You Need to Know About Chapter 751 Mon, Oct 31, 2022 Chapter 751 of Florida Statutes dictates the requirements for legal and temporary custody of a minor child by an extended family member. As reflected in Chapter 751, many minor children live with and are cared for by members of their extended familie... Read More
By MaryCatherine Crock

Using Beneficiary Designations to Avoid Probate
Using Beneficiary Designations to Avoid Probate Fri, Oct 21, 2022 When it comes to estate planning, the primary goal of most clients is to eliminate the need for probate.  Although a jack of all trades, probate is primarily a court proceeding designed to lawfully transfer certain assets previously owned by a deceas... Read More

Rice Law Attends the Family Law Section Meeting for the Volusia Bar Association
Rice Law Attends the Family Law Section Meeting for the Volusia Bar Association Wed, Oct 19, 2022 Rice Law Firm attorneys Paul Rice, Beth King, Philip Bonamo and MaryCatherine Crock attended the Family Law Section Meeting on October 14, 2022 for the Volusia Bar Association. Managing Partner, Paul Rice, hosted the meeting for the attendees. After ... Read More

Current Overview of Alimony in Florida
Current Overview of Alimony in Florida Fri, Oct 14, 2022 The Florida legislature attempted to eliminate permanent alimony three times over the past ten years. However, those bills were vetoed twice by then Governor Rick Scott and once by current Governor Ron DeSantis. For better or worse, alimony is alive ... Read More

Parent Communication Tools
Parent Communication Tools Wed, Oct 05, 2022 Contemporary divorced or never married parents are expected to communicate frequently regarding the children. That said, even the best two households can get complicated. Read More

Beth King with New Elected Volusia County Judge Wes Heidt at the Volusia County Bar Association Social Gathering
Beth King with New Elected Volusia County Judge Wes Heidt at the Volusia County Bar Association Social Gathering Tue, Aug 30, 2022 Rice Law Firm Partner Beth King is pictured here with newly elected Volusia County Judge Wes Heidt at the Volusia County Bar Association social gathering at the Chart House on August 24. Congratulations Judge Heidt! Read More

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