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The Rights of a Surviving Spouse: Part One
The Rights of a Surviving Spouse: Part One Mon, Feb 06, 2023 Clients and their children are often shocked to learn that a surviving spouse has certain minimum rights to the deceased spouse’s property under Florida law.  These rights exist by virtue of marriage and can only be waived in a very particular manner... Read More

Parental Responsibility: Shared, Ultimate, or Sole?
Parental Responsibility: Shared, Ultimate, or Sole? Tue, Jan 10, 2023 Chapter 61 of Florida Statutes covers an array of topics that surround parenting issues, to include parental decision making for minor children. Every family and every case has a different set of circumstances but the consistent factor throughout the... Read More
By MaryCatherine Crock

Modification of Parenting Plan
Modification of Parenting Plan Mon, Dec 12, 2022 I consult on a regular and consistent basis with parents that want to try and go back to modify or change their parenting plan that usually involve aspects of requests to modify parental responsibility and timesharing of their minor child(ren).  What... 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

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

What are the Benefits of Filing First in a Divorce?
What are the Benefits of Filing First in a Divorce? Thu, Apr 30, 2020 During a consultation, prospective clients often ask if there are any advantages to being the first one to file for divorce. Many people worry that filing first will lead the judge to believe that the filing spouse is the one “destroying” the marriag... Read More

How Cryptocurrency Complicates Dissolution of Marriage
How Cryptocurrency Complicates Dissolution of Marriage Thu, Feb 06, 2020 All assets of a marriage are reviewed during a dissolution of marriage, including digital funds, as part of what is referred to as equitable distribution. Though not necessarily new, cryptocurrency has seen massive interest in recent years. You may ... Read More

Fraudulent Marriages and Post-Death Challenges
Fraudulent Marriages and Post-Death Challenges Tue, Jan 28, 2020 Family members can become vulnerable. This can be hard to accept, but oftentimes those we love fall ill or otherwise reach an advanced age where their mental capacities are diminished. They do not recognize that they may be a target for someone who... Read More

What You Should Know About 'Legal Separation' in Florida
What You Should Know About 'Legal Separation' in Florida Mon, Dec 30, 2019 Separation from your spouse can be a confusing and emotionally-charged time. You may have heard that legal separation does not exist in Florida. That's not entirely true. While there is not a procedure to file for Legal Separation from your spouse in... Read More

Court Invalidates Prenuptial Agreement in Florida Divorce
Court Invalidates Prenuptial Agreement in Florida Divorce Thu, Aug 15, 2019 Prenuptial agreements in Florida are valid and binding if they are well drafted and executed voluntarily after full financial disclosure. Read More

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