Parenting Time

Parenting time is the single largest issue when two people with children get a divorce. There is no way around it.  You have to determine how you will share children, and its not always easy. Parenting Time is the single most important item when you have children.  In Florida, parents find themselves suddenly talking about … Read more

Parenting After Divorce

Parenting After Divorce

Divorce marks the end of one era and the start of another chapter. This is especially true with parenting after a divorce. In this blog, I will discuss the highs and lows of parenting after a divorce, offering insights where possible. With my own divorce, I tried my best to ensure the kids kept the … Read more

Alimony Reform has come to Florida.

Alimony reform has come to Florida.

On June 30, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law significant changes to Florida’s alimony law. The bill eliminates permanent alimony, and sets new standards for what is considered a long-term marriage. It also changes what courts call durational alimony. The alimony reform bill also makes it easier to change an existing parenting plan. The … Read more

Parenting Plans

Florida no longer has custody orders.  They are called Parenting Plans.

Florida no longer has custody orders. They are called Parenting Plans. The change was made in 2008 based on the recommendations of a Family Law Committee. The Committee is made up of attorneys and professionals who work in the family law field. The reason for the change is to move away from common problems seen … Read more

Time-Sharing and Florida Law

Time-Sharing and Florida Law

Many people consult with us about time-sharing here in the State of Florida. It’s very different than how other States address this, especially with the wording. The Florida Legislature abolished words as “custody” and “primary residential parent” in 2008. Instead, we use words such as time-sharing and parenting plans. The reason is simple – it … Read more

Estate Planning Now Can Prevent Mishaps Later

Serving Central Florida’s Legal Needs Since 1997

Many people put off their Estate planning, and it’s often a mistake. It’s an easy point – prior planning will prevent mishaps later. Do you need a will, or is a trust a better option? Do you need to transfer assets now, or is it better to wait? Answering these questions now will prevent headaches … Read more

Alimony

Alimony is an issue which is often litigated. There is no objective way to assess it, but it comes up in many cases.  

Alimony is an issue which is often litigated. There is no objective way to assess it, but it comes up in many cases.   Support is based on need and ability to pay.  This is as vague as it sounds. However, it is the primary way to determine alimony. Florida law provides several different types of … Read more

Revocable Trusts

How can revokable trust save you money?

Revocable Trusts are a great estate planning tool. Unlike wills, revocable trusts do not require probate court to transfer assets after a loved one passes away. Instead, assets can be held by that person and transfer without a court order. This includes land, retirement accounts, and bank accounts. It also includes household goods. For example, … Read more

Administrative Child Support in Florida: How Does It Work?

The timelines for an Administrative Child Support case are quick!

We have a little known system called Administrative Child Support in Florida. You need to know how this system works. It all starts with many people receiving a Notice of Commencement. If you receive a Notice of Administrative Child Support, then you have 20 days in which to notify the Department of Revenue that you … Read more

Modification is Useful with Parenting Time and Child Support

When can you seek a modification of your final judgment? This question comes up during a series of different issues. Modification means changing your final judgment, but that’s not easy. There are a few select areas where courts allow a Modification. It’s important to know when you can seek it, especially before you finish an … Read more