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Same Sex Divorce Action Dismissed by Florida Judge
Same Sex Divorce Action Dismissed by Florida Judge Wed, Jul 30, 2014 A judge in Hillsborough County, Florida has refused to enter a divorce decree for a couple because the State constitution and its statutes do not recognize same-sex marriages. Read More

Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex
Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex Wed, Jul 16, 2014 Florida law favors shared parental responsibility after a divorce with minor children. Judges frown on parents who try to alienate one parent from another. Florida Statute §61.13 acknowledges that the parent who tries to facilitate a relationship wit... Read More

Postnuptial Agreement Alive and Well...
Postnuptial Agreement Alive and Well... Sat, Jun 14, 2014 I read with interest an article discussing the Iowa Supreme Court recently upholding as valid and enforceable in that sate a couple’s post-nuptial agreement that was entered into and signed by the parties in the State of Florida over 20 years ago. Read More

Proposed Law Ending Permanent Alimony in Florida Vetoed
Proposed Law Ending Permanent Alimony in Florida Vetoed Fri, Jun 13, 2014 Four hours before it was to automatically became law, Governor Rick Scott on May 1, 2013 vetoed a measure that would have ended permanent alimony in Florida. In light of the overwhelming majorities in the House (85-31) and Senate (29-11) that appr... Read More

Domestic Violence Injunctions
Domestic Violence Injunctions Wed, Jun 11, 2014 As society has developed an increased awareness of domestic violence and its corrosive effect on families, our laws have become increasingly complex. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma and sometimes death. Its impact... Read More

The ‘Big Ticket Item’ in Most Divorces
The ‘Big Ticket Item’ in Most Divorces Fri, May 16, 2014 For most couples ending their marriage, their home is usually the biggest asset. For those lucky enough to have equity or value in the home, the question often arises as to how to distribute the value of the home’s net equity in a dissolution of mar... Read More

More Moms Staying Home According to Pew Report, But Numbers Tell a Different Story
More Moms Staying Home According to Pew Report, But Numbers Tell a Different Story Thu, May 08, 2014 More moms are staying home according to a recent study released by the Pew Research Center; however, those mothers are younger, poorer and less educated than their working counterparts. Reversing recent trends, the analysis showed that 29% of mother... Read More

Facebook and Your Divorce
Facebook and Your Divorce Wed, May 07, 2014 It comes as no surprise that during a divorce emotions tend to run high. Very few of us, when faced with one of life’s most traumatic events are able to remain calm and detached at all times. We all have a tendency to want to circle the wagons, roun... Read More

The Role of Mediation in Divorce and Family Law Cases
The Role of Mediation in Divorce and Family Law Cases Fri, Apr 11, 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 attempt to reduce... Read More

Divorce After 50: An Epidemic?
Divorce After 50: An Epidemic? Fri, Apr 11, 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

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