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

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

Estate Planning Now Can Prevent Mishaps Later

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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

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

The Growing Need for Guardian Advocates

It's good to share ideas with other parents who have a child with special needs.

There is a growing need for Guardian Advocates. These are often parents who care for their kids well past the age of eighteen. The rise in people with autism is one reason, but there are many other types of challenges.  Guardian Advocates carry on certain tasks often done by parents of a minor. They are … Read more

Holiday Time-Sharing

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's time to ensure that your Holiday Time-Sharing goes smoothly.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to ensure that your Holiday Time-Sharing goes smoothly. This is not a problem with many divorced couples, but it’s best to resolve issues now. The number of different Time-Sharing schedules people use is as diverse as the number of couples themselves. Many people equally divide the Thanksgiving … Read more

Putative Father’s Rights in Florida: Update

Putative Father’s rights changed last year when Florida’s highest court held that a putative father can file for paternity. This can be done over the objection of the wife and her Husband. Until then, a putative father had no right to file. Several cases have now been filed using this change as a basis, and … Read more

America’s Birthday

This coming Thursday is America's Birthday, and it's a great thing to celebrate!

This coming Thursday is America’s Birthday, and it’s a great thing to celebrate! We have so many things in our country for which to be thankful. Freedom of speech and the press is a wonderful right that we enjoy both at the national and State level. Freedom of Religion, likewise, is protected in both the … Read more

Dividing Assets in a Divorce is not Always Easy

Dividing Assets in Divorce

Dividing assets in divorce cases seems easy at first. But it requires many factual decisions. Courts must first determine what’s marital and non-marital. This can be tricky, as the date used to determine property must be set. Most courts use the date on which you marry and the date on which the divorce is filed. … Read more