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Paul E. Rice III
Associate

Born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida, Paul E. Rice III was accepted into the University of Florida Honors Program after graduating as the valedictorian of Seabreeze High School.  During his time at the University of Florida, Mr. Rice played on the UF men’s club rugby team where he was named to the 2013 SEC 7s All-Conference Team and led the Gators to a victory in the 2013 Sunshine State Games tournament. 

While at the University of Florida, Mr. Rice spent a summer abroad as an exchange student in Seville, Spain living with a local family and studying Spanish language.  Paul also volunteered with the University of Florida English Language Institute, helping foreign exchange students improve their English and assimilate into American culture. 

After graduating from the University of Florida with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Economics and Spanish, Mr. Rice attended Florida International University College of Law after receiving the Dean’s  Scholarship.  In law school, Mr. Rice served as the president of the Family Law Society.

Paul spent his law school summers working as a law clerk at the Rice Law Firm assisting attorneys with divorce and family law matters and subsequently clerked at the Lydecker Diaz firm gaining experience in insurance defense. 

Mr. Rice is conversationally fluent in Spanish and hopes to serve Volusia County’s Spanish-speaking community.

Paul E Rice, Jr. - Board Certified Divorce Attorney
Republican legislators have been trying to reform Florida’s alimony law for nearly a decade.  If parties are married 17 years or more in Florida, it’s considered a long term marriage with a presumption for permanent alimony.  Permanent can be an awfully long time.  A person who was divorced after a 17 year marriage could conceivably pay his or her spouse alimony for next 40 years. That’s not an unheard of scenario.  Read More
Silvia Lopez Barrera
When the Department decides to remove children from their parent’s care, it has one of two options; it can chose to provide the parent(s) with a case plan, or not. A proposed reunification case plan, is a list of tasks/services, that the Department wants the parent(s) to complete before they are reunified with their children. If the Department chooses to not offer a reunification case plan, it is likely seeking to initiate termination of parental rights proceedings. If that is the case, you need to discuss your options with an attorney who is familiar with Dependency Law as soon as possible. Read More
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Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Family Law