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The Most Common Questions About Child Support in Florida
The Most Common Questions About Child Support in Florida Thu, Oct 25, 2018 Divorce can be complicated and confusing, especially when children are involved. Learn valuable information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Read More

The Changing Face of Parenting Plans
The Changing Face of Parenting Plans Mon, Jun 18, 2018 Don’t accept hearsay and flat-out untruths. Discover accurate and relevant information about child custody. Read More

Rice Law Firm Attorneys Attend Annual Family Law Seminar
Rice Law Firm Attorneys Attend Annual Family Law Seminar Tue, Jan 30, 2018 Rice Law Firm attorneys, Phil Bonamo, Beth King and Paul Rice (pictured here from left to right), attended the annual marital and family law seminar sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Florida Bar’s... Read More

Custody By Extended Family Member
Custody By Extended Family Member Mon, Jul 24, 2017 In my practice as a family law attorney, I have seen over the years where children have essentially been raised and their daily needs provided for by family members other than the child’s parents. It happens in a variety of different contexts, and th... 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

Recent Court Case Rejects Husband’s Adultery Claim
Recent Court Case Rejects Husband’s Adultery Claim Tue, Nov 01, 2016 In an opinion issued on September 16, 2016, the Fifth District Court of Appeal rejected a husband’s claim that he should not be required to pay alimony due to his wife’s adulterous behavior. The Appellate Court, based in Daytona Beach, Florida, reaso... Read More

Supportive Relationships in Florida and Effect on Alimony
Supportive Relationships in Florida and Effect on Alimony Wed, Oct 12, 2016 The family law courts in our state over the last several years have been seeing a larger number of what is called 'Supportive Relationship' cases. When a spouse in a divorce case is awarded spousal support or alimony, the payment award is usually ter... Read More

Florida Court Rules Only One Parent Needs to Consent to Surgery on Child
Florida Court Rules Only One Parent Needs to Consent to Surgery on Child Fri, May 27, 2016 In what appears to be a case of first impression, a Florida Appellate Court recently ruled that state law only requires one parent to sign off on surgery for a child. The divorcing parents were separated and had equal custody rights to their children... Read More

Abandonment of the Marital Home- is such a recognized theory in a divorce case in Florida?
Abandonment of the Marital Home- is such a recognized theory in a divorce case in Florida? Thu, Jan 28, 2016 I am often asked when I consult and meet with people regarding a dissolution of marriage if he/she leaves the marital home are they abandoning the home or property, and as a result, will he/she lose their interest in the home? This is followed by the... Read More

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