Florida Family Law Blog

What are Emergency Motions or Orders?

July 22, 2016

Emergency Motions are the court’s remedy when a situation involves immediate attention. Parties can seek emergency orders in a variety of situations. A parent may have been arrested for drug abuse or domestic violence. An emergency may also exist if the custodial parent is Baker Acted, or if there has been domestic violence. In any of … Read more

Independence Day brings us a chance to reflect. A chance to think about the freedom and opportunities we enjoy here in the United States.

Independence Day Reflections: American’s Must “Hang Together”

July 1, 2016

Independence Day brings us a chance to reflect – a chance to think about the freedom and opportunities we enjoy here in the United States.  It’s hard to imagine what it was like back in 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed. The British Empire spanned across continents. The British Army was bigger and … Read more

Top 3 Benefits of Mediation Over Going To Court

June 17, 2016

Before you ever reach a trial, try using mediation. Mediation is one of the best tools around. It is also called Alternative Dispute Resolution. And it provides a way for people to resolve problems without risking it all in court. It is a great forum for outlining differences, and it provides a safe and secure … Read more

Wills and their Importance

June 3, 2016

Wills are an important part of everyone’s planning.   They are easy to prepare. And they are simple to revise. Once made, you have outlined how your assets should be distributed. But without one, you may be leaving it to chance. Florida, like all States, has something called “intestacy” laws. These laws outline how assets are … Read more

Memorial Day is for the Fallen

Memorial Day is for the Fallen

May 27, 2016

This Memorial Day, give thanks to those who lost their lives while serving our country. I saw a nice meme the other day from a fellow veteran which said: Memorial Day is for the fallen. Please don’t thank me this weekend.” That’s true. Veterans get recognized on Veteran’s Day in November. Memorial Day, by contrast, … Read more

Florida Juvenile Dependency Cases

May 20, 2016

A large part of family law involves Juvenile Dependency cases. These cases generally arise when the State has to intervene with a family. There are many different reasons why this may occur. But the general basis for these cases is that the parents have abused, abandoned, or neglected their kids. Parents are often given a … Read more

Florida Relocation and Child Custody Considerations

May 13, 2016

Looking to move? We’re a mobile society. People get new jobs and life changes. And often part of that is a need to relocate to another town or State.   But what does it take? And what does the law say? If you’re thinking of moving, it’s important to know what is required. Years ago, … Read more

There are different types of trusts, and each serves a unique purpose. It's important to know the differences.

Estate & Trust Planning

May 6, 2016

Estate & Trust planning is an important thing to consider. There are different types of trusts, and each serves a unique purpose. It’s important to know the differences.     The most commonly used trust in estate & trust planning is a Revocable Trust.  This type allows a person to create a trust, with the … Read more

Modifications in Family Law Cases

April 29, 2016

Life changes, and that’s why people often end up seeking modifications to their family law case. So where do you start? The first step is determining why you seek the change. Modifications in family law cases are common, but can be tough to prove. Generally, courts cannot change a final judgment once it is entered. … Read more

Governor Rick Scott signed a new bill last week which allows parents to pick any public school in Florida, including charter schools.

Expanded School Choice Law in Florida

April 22, 2016

School Choice is here to stay. Governor Rick Scott signed a new bill last week which allows parents to pick any public school in Florida, including charter schools. This new law allows parents to bypass traditional county boundaries and school districts, and pick any public school they think best suits their child. This includes picking … Read more

Child Adoptions in Florida

April 11, 2016

For many grandparents and stepparents in Florida, adoptions make the family whole. Florida courts recognize several different types of adoptions. Some involve the Department of Children and Families. These cases involve children who have been taken away from the parents. These parents are given a case plan, which is a set of tasks to improve their … Read more

April 2nd is the day we ask that you Light it up Blue!

Light it up Blue for Autism Awareness!

March 28, 2016

April 2nd is the day we ask that you Light it up Blue! Why? Because April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day. More than 3.5 million Americans are on the Autism Spectrum. Autism has a diverse number of symptoms. They include behavioral things, such as repetitive behavior, poor eye contact, and poor social interaction. And the … Read more