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In general, Florida courts consider a child’s current best interests and the family’s present circumstances when ordering a parenting plan in a dissolution of marriage or paternity action. Prospective-based analyses of children’s future best interests are to be avoided. There is a recent trend, however, in allowing for timesharing planning and adjustments around future events if an event is “reasonably and objectively certain to occur at an identifiable time in the future,” i.e., when the use of a crystal ball is not needed.
 A partition action is a legal proceeding involving jointly owned property. Owning real estate with another can be fraught with many challenges and disagreements. Unfortunately, not all disputes can be resolved amicably. In instances where owners cannot reach an agreement on whether to sell their property or the specifics of its sale, a partition action may become necessary. 
Different digital assets
In an era where our personal and professional lives are increasingly conducted online, the significance of digital assets cannot be overstated. From cherished memories stored on social media platforms to cryptocurrencies representing significant financial holdings, our digital footprint is substantial. Yet, amidst the intricacies of estate planning and probate administration, the treatment of these digital assets often remains a neglected aspect. In Florida, a state renowned for its proactive approach to legal matters, the disposition of digital assets is governed by a framework that seeks to reconcile traditional probate principles with the complexities of the digital age.
Rice Law Firm closely follows the changes in Florida law, each year, on many legal matters, including marital and family law, as shown from our previous blogs. As an update on the issue of equitable distribution in a dissolution of marriage case in the state of Florida, both chambers of the Florida legislature, during the recent 2024 Florida legislative session, approved some important changes to Florida Statute 61.075, which is referred to as the equitable distribution provision.
Florida Statutes create the guidelines for establishing the child support obligations from one parent to the other, but what happens if the obligated parent doesn’t pay the ordered child support? 
For families experiencing the turmoil that so often comes with divorce or separation, co-parenting counseling can help.
Landlords are often faced with a difficult decision when a tenant unexpectedly moves out. These decisions are even more complex as landlords try to navigate Florida law and the terms of the leasing agreement. When a tenant moves out before the agreed upon date, it is crucial to examine the law and the lease to remedy the situation in a lawful manner.
Florida Statutes create the guidelines for establishing court ordered electronic communication between a non-timesharing parent and a child.
For some individuals, probate administration can be a daunting process, especially during times of grief and loss. However, in Florida, there are various types of probate administration, each designed to accommodate different circumstances.
Coins on bonds blocks
Based on legislation that was signed into law last year by the Governor of Florida and that went into effective January 1, 2024, the highest Court in the state of Florida, the Florida Supreme Court, must now adopt a uniform bond schedule and be distributed to the twenty judicial circuits in Florida.