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April 2014 Blog Archive

Jim Rose Hosts Senator Bill Nelson Chamber Luncheon Wed, Apr 23, 2014 Jim Rose, chairman of the Daytona Regional chamber, recently hosted United States Senator Bill Nelson at a lunch meeting with local leaders held at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Read More

Jim Rose Speaks at Governor Rick Scott Meeting Wed, Apr 23, 2014 Jim  Rose, in his capacity as Chairman of The Daytona Regional Chamber, speaking at event with Governor Rick Scott held at the Bill France room announcing improvements to 1-95, 1-4 and International Speedway Boulevard. Read More

Attorney Matthew Shapiro honored in Volusia/Flager Business Report’s “40 under 40” Wed, Apr 23, 2014 Attorney Matthew Shapiro was recently honored in the Volusia/Flager Business Report’s “40 under 40”for 2014. The honorees featured in the issue were nominated by Business Report readers as well as a handful of staff selections... Read More

Is a Penny Saved Worth a Lawsuit Earned? Wed, Apr 23, 2014 In the world of internet search engines, information “clouds”, and ready-made forms, I have increasingly noticed that individuals are attempting to self-draft their own legal documents.  As someone who prides himself on being cost-c... Read More

Paul Rice Speaks at Young Lawyers Division Luncheon Thu, Apr 17, 2014 Paul Rice of the Rice & Rose Law Firm was one of three presenters at a Volusia County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division luncheon on April 17, 2014. Read More

Phil Bonamo Guest Speaker at National Business Institute Seminar Mon, Apr 14, 2014 Partner Philip Bonamo spoke as one of the invited speakers at the Seminar A Divorce Law Guide From A to Z, sponsored by NBI- National Business Institute.  The all day seminar was held at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Hilton Hotel and Resort on A... Read More

Florida and Over-Criminalization
Florida and Over-Criminalization Mon, Apr 14, 2014 I read with interest the attached article from Daniel McCarthy, who is with the Center for Florida Tax Reform, Department of Social Justice. I encourage you to read it as well. In his article, Mr McCarthy highlights what many attorneys and others i... Read More

Divorce After 50: An Epidemic? Thu, Apr 10, 2014 While the divorce rate of the entire U.S. population has remained fairly steady, the rate for the “over 50" set has risen dramatically.  In 1990, one in 10 people who got divorced was over the age of 50. In 2010, it was one in four.  A half century a... Read More

The Role of Mediation in Divorce and Family Law Cases Thu, Apr 10, 2014 Most contested divorces and other types of family law cases resolve by informal or formal mediation.   Mediation is a confidential meeting between the parties, their attorneys and a neutral third party.  During mediation the parties a... Read More