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Paul and Kristi Rice Travel to California for 100 Mile Bicycle Rally
Paul and Kristi Rice Travel to California for 100 Mile Bicycle Rally Thu, Oct 05, 2017 Rice Law Firm managing partner, Paul Rice, and his wife, Kristi, both pictured here, traveled to Santa Rosa, California, to cycle the Levi Leipheimer's Gran Fondo on September 30, 2017. Read More

Paul Rice Attends YMCA Silent Auction
Paul Rice Attends YMCA Silent Auction Tue, Sep 26, 2017 Paul Rice, a current board member at the Ormond Beach Family YMCA, attended the annual Silent Auction fundraiser September 23, 2017 at the home of Chris and Charlie Lydecker. Read More

Why Should I Pay for an Initial Divorce Consultation if Other Attorneys Offer Them for Free?
Why Should I Pay for an Initial Divorce Consultation if Other Attorneys Offer Them for Free? Fri, Sep 22, 2017 The old adage that “you get what you pay for” is never more true than in the legal field.  And, while I’m on old adages, don’t forget that Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying that “a lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade.” In other word... Read More

Letters To The Editor... For a better beach, ban cars
Letters To The Editor... For a better beach, ban cars Tue, Aug 08, 2017 Every time another child is injured by a motorist on our beach, beach driving advocates, including the Sons of the Beach, blame the parents for not better supervising their children. Maybe we should prohibit children from playing on the beach, or req... Read More

Court Orders Incarcerated Parent to Pay Child Support
Court Orders Incarcerated Parent to Pay Child Support Mon, Jun 12, 2017 A Florida District of Appeal Court recently upheld a trial court’s final judgment of dissolution of marriage requiring the husband, who was in prison, to pay child support. The trial court evidently imputed income to the incarcerated parent based upo... Read More

Florida Alimony Reform Appears Dead for 2017
Florida Alimony Reform Appears Dead for 2017 Thu, Apr 06, 2017 Despite consensus between the Florida Bar’s Family Law Section and alimony reform advocates, it’s unlikely that Florida’s alimony laws will be overhauled this year. The Florida legislature twice sent reform legislation to Governor Rick Scott, who vet... 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

Who gets the Family Dog in a Florida Divorce?
Who gets the Family Dog in a Florida Divorce? Mon, Feb 06, 2017 Divorce can be acrimonious. Spouses often wrestle over who gets the family home, the timeshare in the Keys or even the big screen TV. But, what about the family dog or cat?  If the parties are going to split custody of the kids, then why not share th... 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

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Retirement Accounts in Florida Divorce Cases
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Retirement Accounts in Florida Divorce Cases Tue, Aug 16, 2016 1. Is my retirement account a marital asset? Answer: Any contributions to a retirement account during marriage together with the increased value of those contributions due to market gains are considered a marital asset. The fact that the account is j... Read More

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