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Alimony Reform in Florida Brewing Again in Legislature
Alimony Reform in Florida Brewing Again in Legislature Fri, Mar 03, 2017 Bills have been filed in both the Florida House and Senate to again attempt to “reform” Florida’s alimony laws. Florida lawmakers twice sent reform legislation to Governor Rick Scott who vetoed both efforts in 2014 and 2016. The 2014 veto was due to ... Read More

Supportive Relationships in Florida and Effect on Alimony
Supportive Relationships in Florida and Effect on Alimony Wed, Oct 12, 2016 The family law courts in our state over the last several years have been seeing a larger number of what is called 'Supportive Relationship' cases. When a spouse in a divorce case is awarded spousal support or alimony, the payment award is usually ter... Read More

Why Should I Pay for an Initial Divorce Consultation if Other Attorneys Offer Them for Free?
Why Should I Pay for an Initial Divorce Consultation if Other Attorneys Offer Them for Free? Tue, Aug 30, 2016 The old adage that “you get what you pay for” is never more true than in the legal field. And, while I’m on old adages, don’t forget that Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying that “a lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade.” In other word... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Retirement Accounts in Florida Divorce Cases
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Retirement Accounts in Florida Divorce Cases Tue, Aug 16, 2016 1. Is my retirement account a marital asset? Any contributions to a retirement account during marriage together with the increased value of those contributions due to market gains are considered a marital asset. The fact that the account is just i... Read More

Florida Divorce Procedure
Florida Divorce Procedure Tue, Aug 09, 2016 In Florida, the legal term for a divorce is “dissolution of marriage.” The two simple requirements to dissolve a marriage are: 1) one party must be a Florida resident for more than six months prior to filing and 2) one party must allege under oath t... Read More

Appellate Court Rules Judge Can’t Choose One Parent’s Religious Beliefs Over the Other’s
Appellate Court Rules Judge Can’t Choose One Parent’s Religious Beliefs Over the Other’s Fri, Jul 08, 2016 The parties, who are both Jewish, divorced in 2011. In 2015, the former husband moved to hold his ex in contempt for enrolling their children in an Orthodox Jewish aftercare program in violation of their shared parenting agreement, which required the... Read More

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

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