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Florida's Alimony Reform Bill Update
Florida's Alimony Reform Bill Update Mon, Jun 20, 2022 On June 17, 2022, the ‘Alimony Reform Bill’ that passed both chambers of the Florida legislature this past legislative session, was sent to Florida Governor DeSantis’ office for review. The Governor has until the end of this month to approve the bi... Read More

The Intersection of Probate and Wrongful Death Claims
The Intersection of Probate and Wrongful Death Claims Mon, Jun 06, 2022 Under Florida law, a personal representative (sometimes referred to as an “executor”) has a duty to pursue a wrongful death action on behalf of the decedent’s estate and the decedent’s survivors. There are two key takeaways from this edict. Read More

MaryCatherine Crock Appointed to Volusia County Bar Board of Directors
MaryCatherine Crock Appointed to Volusia County Bar Board of Directors Mon, Jun 06, 2022 MaryCatherine Crock has been appointed to the Volusia County Bar Board of Directors for the 2022-2025 term. The Volusia County Bar Association of 550 members serves to maintain a connection between the local legal profession and the community at larg... Read More

Domestic Violence Charges: Can They Be Dropped?
Domestic Violence Charges: Can They Be Dropped? Wed, Jun 01, 2022 If you’re facing domestic violence charges in Florida, you may be wondering if there is a chance they could be dropped. You have a good reason to hope for that — the consequences of a domestic violence conviction can be severe and lifelong. After you... Read More

The Penalties of Forgery in Florida
The Penalties of Forgery in Florida Wed, Jun 01, 2022 When people speak of forgery, they are referring to the attempt to defraud someone through the use of a false written document. Forgery does not only refer to handwriting. It also includes the production or alteration of any legally significant docum... Read More

Do I Need Other Professional Help?
Do I Need Other Professional Help? Wed, May 25, 2022 The goal of every good divorce lawyer is a final judgment dissolving the marriage, with the least financial and emotional impact for her client. No two divorces are exactly alike as each divorcing couple presents with a different set of facts. Read More

Part 2: Child Support: Other Factors to Consider
Part 2: Child Support: Other Factors to Consider Fri, May 13, 2022 After utilizing the statutory guidelines to calculate an amount of child support, there are several other factors that the court may consider before ordering a final amount. Every case is different and it is important to have an informed litigator to... Read More
By MaryCatherine Crock

Philip J. Bonamo at the New Attorney Induction/Swearing of the Oath Ceremony
Philip J. Bonamo at the New Attorney Induction/Swearing of the Oath Ceremony Tue, May 03, 2022 Partner Philip J. Bonamo was one of the invited guest speakers to speak at the New Attorney Induction/Swearing of the Oath Ceremony held on May 2, 2022, at the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach, Florida.   Mr. Bonamo spoke at ... Read More

Part 1: Child Support: How is it calculated?
Part 1: Child Support: How is it calculated? Tue, Apr 26, 2022 Child support is, often, one of the most integral portions of a dissolution or paternity matter. The court is able to determine and order both temporary and permanent child support. As a result, it is important to know what is considered in determini... Read More
By MaryCatherine Crock

Volusia County Bar Association’s first small group luncheon at Chef Papa’s
Volusia County Bar Association’s first small group luncheon at Chef Papa’s Wed, Apr 06, 2022 Rice Law Firm Attorneys, Beth King and MaryCatherine Crock, (pictured here right to left), attended the Volusia County Bar Association’s group lunch on Friday, April 1, 2022. The lunch was held at local establishment, Chef Papa’s, with se... Read More

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