The Human factor in Condo Safety
Tue, Jul 13, 2021
Following the tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, substantial scrutiny will be applied to the condominium association’s board of directors, and perhaps rightfully so. But as an attorney who focuses a large portion of his practice o... Read More
Who Represents the Child?
Tue, Jun 08, 2021
Your average dependency case involves several attorneys, and it is common for the roles to overlap. Often times you will hear several people in the courtroom say that they are arguing for “what is in the best interest of the child,” yet t... Read More
By Silvia Lopez Barerra
Can you call off your divorce once you start it?
Thu, Jun 03, 2021
The short answer is yes. There are many reasons why couples start divorce proceedings and many reasons why they change their minds and decide to give the marriage a second or even third chance. A good divorce lawyer honors and supports those decisi... Read More
Should I Surrender my Parental Rights?
Mon, May 17, 2021
The Department won’t always support reunification between a parent and their child. Sometimes, addiction is too big of a challenge for a parent to conquer. Sometimes, socioeconomic status means that some parents will have serious disadvantages ... Read More
By Silvia Lopez Barrera
2021 Alimony Reform in Florida Dies
Mon, Apr 26, 2021
Republican legislators have been trying to reform Florida’s alimony law for nearly a decade. If parties are married 17 years or more in Florida, it’s considered a long term marriage with a presumption for permanent alimony. Permanent can be an awfu... Read More
How to Prioritize the Tasks on my Reunification Case Plan
Mon, Apr 19, 2021
When the Department decides to remove children from their parent’s care, it has one of two options; it can chose to provide the parent(s) with a case plan, or not. A proposed reunification case plan, is a list of tasks/services, that the Department w... Read More
Attorney Silvia S. Lopez Barrera joins the Rice Law Firm
Tue, Mar 09, 2021
Attorney Silvia S. Lopez Barrera has joined the Rice Law Firm as an associate in the family law division. Ms. Lopez Barrera is a civil litigator with experience in both prosecuting and defending Dependency cases. Ms. Lopez Barrera began her career as... Read More