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Debt Which Husband Obtained by Forging Wife’s Name was Declared His Non-Marital Debt
Debt Which Husband Obtained by Forging Wife’s Name was Declared His Non-Marital Debt Wed, Jul 06, 2016 The husband in a Florida divorce action versus Brevard County forged his wife’s name on a home equity line of credit (HELOC) to cover his obligation to invest $100,000.00 in a start up bank, where he sat on the board of directors. The wife later lear... 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

How to Choose the Best Divorce Lawyer in Daytona Beach or Volusia County
How to Choose the Best Divorce Lawyer in Daytona Beach or Volusia County Thu, Jan 28, 2016 Choosing a lawyer these days is much different than it used to be. Back in the day, communities were smaller and there were less lawyers from which to choose. Most people in town knew the names of the best lawyers or knew who to ask to find the names... Read More

Does Adultery Affect a Divorce in Florida
Does Adultery Affect a Divorce in Florida Wed, Oct 28, 2015 As a divorce attorney with over 30 years of experience, I can tell you first hand that marital infidelity is the number one cause for the breakup of marriages. While a researcher might say my evidence is anecdotal, client after client appears for the... Read More

Florida Supreme Court Upholds Validity of Prenuptial Agreement
Florida Supreme Court Upholds Validity of Prenuptial Agreement Fri, Sep 11, 2015 In an opinion released on September 10, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the provisions of a prenuptial agreement were broad enough to waive a wife’s claim to any assets owned by husband at the time of the agreement or acquired in his name ... Read More

Are You Prepared to File for Divorce
Are You Prepared to File for Divorce Fri, Feb 27, 2015 According to leading legal research website, Westlaw, March is the peak month for divorce filings.  Divorce filings uptick in January and reach a crescendo in March. This phenomenon is no doubt related to new year’s resolutions and people’s commitmen... Read More

Same-sex Marriage in Florida Opens the Door to Same-sex Divorce
Same-sex Marriage in Florida Opens the Door to Same-sex Divorce Tue, Jan 13, 2015 While hundreds of same-sex couples happily lined up this past Tuesday to get married after a federal judge ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, Florida divorce lawyers readied their practices for more business. Read More

Same Sex Divorce Action Dismissed by Florida Judge
Same Sex Divorce Action Dismissed by Florida Judge Tue, Jul 29, 2014 A judge in Hillsborough County, Florida has refused to enter a divorce decree for a couple because the State constitution and its statutes do not recognize same-sex marriages. The same-sex couple was legally married in Massachusetts but now reside in... Read More

Former Rice & Rose Law Firm Partner, Karen Foxman, Candidate for Circuit Court Judgeship Thu, Jun 26, 2014 Karen Foxman, pictured here, previously a partner with the Rice & Rose Law Firm for 7 ½ years, is a candidate for Circuit Court Judge in the Seventh Judicial Circuit which covers Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns and Putnam Counties. While with... Read More

More Moms Staying Home According to Pew Report, But Numbers Tell a Different Story Wed, May 07, 2014 More moms are staying home according to a recent study released by the Pew Research Center; however, those mothers are younger, poorer and less educated than their working counterparts.  Reversing recent trends, the analysis showed that 29% of ... Read More

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