What is a prenuptial agreement, and why should you get one?

September 23, 2021

What is a prenuptial agreement? Should you get one? A prenuptial agreement is a written contract between two people who are about to be married. This contract is usually a list of properties owned by each person and details the rights to each of the properties once the marriage ends. The purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to clarify how...

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Avoid Costly Litigation with Pre-Suit Mediation

February 27, 2020

Avoid Costly Litigation with Pre-Suit Mediation When two parties are so greatly at odds that it requires legal intervention, a nasty lawsuit isn’t the only option. Litigation can often be avoided by using an alternative process known as pre-suit mediation, which can resolve the parties’ differences in an informal manner...

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What to Do When Your Child Refuses Visitation

October 26, 2018

What to Do When Your Child Refuses Visitation As a parent, it’s tough to watch your child go through feelings of sadness, frustration, confusion, and loneliness after you and your spouse get divorced. Older children that are aware of the situation often blame one of their parents for the breakup, and because of that, begin doing everything...

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What You Can’t Include in Your Prenuptial Agreement

July 3, 2018

What You Can’t Include in Your Prenuptial Agreement A prenuptial agreement (prenup) is a legally binding contract established by two people before they marry.  While it can accommodate most of the things that a couple would like to incorporate, there are some strict regulations as to what cannot be included in a prenup...

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Handling the Challenges of Being a Blended Family

June 20, 2018

Handling the Challenges of Being a Blended Family Over the years, many families have gone from the typical biologically bonded mother, father, and child to a variety of other family configurations. While new families are supposed to "blend" together, the transition can be challenging for everyone, causing many parents...

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Visitation Do’s and Don’ts

June 15, 2018

Visitation Do’s and Don’ts Visitation, also known as “time-sharing” in Florida, plays a vital role in a child’s ability to maintain a relationship with both parents during and after a divorce. For visitations to work successfully, both parents need to make sure the child is comfortable in their separate homes...

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What is the Difference between a Final and Non-Final Order?

March 28, 2018

Difference between a Final and Non-Final Order While there are specific types of non-final orders that can be reviewed under Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.130, that category of orders is restricted, and in most cases, an order must be final before a person can seek appellate review. Therefore, before undertaking an appeal...

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Parental Rights of Same-Sex Partners

February 22, 2018

Parental Rights of Same-Sex Partners Over the years, same-sex couples have fought for equal rights when it comes to marriage and starting a family. It is now much more common to see same-sex couples begin family units that involve children, either from a previous heterosexual relationship or children born during...

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5 Tips for Surviving Your First Year of Marriage

January 14, 2018

Tips for Surviving Your First Year of Marriage If you’ve been with your partner a long time and have shared a home together, you may think getting married won’t change anything aside from getting a piece of paper that shows you’re official. However, things do change - and these changes can bring obstacles that may cause you to file for divorce...

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How to Establish Paternity in Florida

December 5, 2017

How to Establish Paternity in Florida When you establish paternity, you are identifying the legal father of a child. If a couple is unmarried at the time of a child’s birth, paternity must be established voluntarily or through a court order. A couple can sign a “Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity” form acknowledging the alleged father signing...

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Why is Aggressive Representation Vital to Family Law Matters?

September 27, 2017

Aggressive Representation Vital to Family Law Matters Whether you’re faced with an impending divorce, filing a domestic violence injunction, fighting for more time-sharing with your children, or any other family law matter, you want aggressive representation to help protect you. With so much at risk inside the courtroom, you want to hire a law firm...

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Past, Present and Future of Dynamic Breastfeeding Moms Seeking Justice: Where are we now?

August 2, 2017

Dynamic Breastfeeding Moms Seeking Justice: Where are we now? Certainly, the accommodations for breastfeeding women in the past were neither adequate nor fair. But women across the state have worked tirelessly to make changes by forming committees, discussing the issue with judges, and getting the word out...

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Mediation Can Be Dangerous Unless You Do Your Homework

March 5, 2015

Mediation Can Be Dangerous Unless You Do Your Homework There are countless articles online and in the legal community describing the Mediation process as “informal”. This oftentimes invites a false sense of security for parties who might otherwise prepare for the Mediation process, but are under the false impression that Mediation is nothing to worry about...

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Dads- Even the Playing Field by Filing for Paternity

February 23, 2015

Dads- Even the Playing Field by Filing for Paternity You’ve heard the stories before, and most likely you know a few folks who just don’t like the idea of committing to Marriage. Informal relationships are the new norm—and approximately 40% of all births in the United States involve unwed parents. What many people might not know however is that in Florida...

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Five Tips for A Productive Client/Attorney Relationship

January 29, 2015

Tips for A Productive Client/Attorney Relationship (a) Don’t keep your attorney’s number on speed dial. While you might be tempted to speak with your attorney about any and all issues concerning your pending divorce, you will most likely get a bill from them that may not agree with your pocketbook Instead, keep a list of important topics to tell your attorney...

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DCF’s Policy Of “Family Preservation” Has Resulted In Deaths Of 477 Florida Children…

August 1, 2014

The Tampa Bay Times reports that a decision ten (10) years ago by the Florida Department of Children & Families to adopt a policy of “Family Preservation” has resulted in a significant rise in the deaths of children under DCF “protection;” particularly children under the age of five (5)...

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Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in Florida - Strategies for Coping with the Recent Changes to Florida’s Alimony, Time-Sharing, and Child Support Laws

July 5, 2011

Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in Florida - Strategies for Coping with the Recent Changes to Florida’s Alimony, Time-Sharing, and Child Support Laws In my practice I represent clients in all types of alimony and child support cases. Three statutory changes that I believe have had the most significant impact on both my clients and on...

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