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October 2022 Blog Archive

Temporary Custody by Extended Family Member: What You Need to Know About Chapter 751
Temporary Custody by Extended Family Member: What You Need to Know About Chapter 751 Mon, Oct 31, 2022 Chapter 751 of Florida Statutes dictates the requirements for legal and temporary custody of a minor child by an extended family member. As reflected in Chapter 751, many minor children live with and are cared for by members of their extended familie... Read More
By MaryCatherine Crock

Using Beneficiary Designations to Avoid Probate
Using Beneficiary Designations to Avoid Probate Fri, Oct 21, 2022 When it comes to estate planning, the primary goal of most clients is to eliminate the need for probate.  Although a jack of all trades, probate is primarily a court proceeding designed to lawfully transfer certain assets previously owned by a deceas... Read More

Rice Law Attends the Family Law Section Meeting for the Volusia Bar Association
Rice Law Attends the Family Law Section Meeting for the Volusia Bar Association Wed, Oct 19, 2022 Rice Law Firm attorneys Paul Rice, Beth King, Philip Bonamo and MaryCatherine Crock attended the Family Law Section Meeting on October 14, 2022 for the Volusia Bar Association. Managing Partner, Paul Rice, hosted the meeting for the attendees. After ... Read More

Current Overview of Alimony in Florida
Current Overview of Alimony in Florida Fri, Oct 14, 2022 The Florida legislature attempted to eliminate permanent alimony three times over the past ten years. However, those bills were vetoed twice by then Governor Rick Scott and once by current Governor Ron DeSantis. For better or worse, alimony is alive ... 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