Florida Family Law Blog

Divorce and the Holidays

December 21, 2015

As we enter the Holidays, it’s good to remember those going through a divorce. Divorce is common in today’s society, and we are used to couples who decide to make this life changing move. But during the Holidays, people in the middle of a divorce can experience enormous stress.Every year, we have a few cases … Read more

Modifications in Family Law

December 14, 2015

The only constant in life is change. Hence the law allows modifications. People lose and gain jobs. Kids grow older and gain additional expenses. People remarry and form blended families.  There are simple modifications, like trying a new school for your kids.  Or it may be a complex change, like seeking to relocate across the … Read more

Many people in today's society have kids and live with their partner, but do not marry. It's much more common now than it was 40 years ago, and creates what is called a Paternity case.

Paternity Law in a Nutshell

December 2, 2015

Many people in today’s society have kids and live with their partner, but do not marry. It’s much more common now than it was 40 years ago, and creates what is called a Paternity case.   Paternity cases in Florida occur when the parents are not married.   Legally, the Father must establish his rights … Read more

Celebrating Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving is often defined by family, food and some football. All three are great traditions. But the Holidays are also a great time to give thanks by giving back. There are many good non-profit groups which can use our help. The American Red Cross is a long recognized group which helps our community, and our … Read more

Family Lawyers – Your Counselor and Advocate

November 17, 2015

When Do You Need a Family Lawyer? What comes to your mind when you think of family law? Many would say divorce and/or the courtroom, but that’s the tip of the iceberg. It is natural for people to identify “family lawyers” as someone who only helps individuals get a divorce. Pictures are conjured of lawyers … Read more

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

Celebrating Veteran’s Day

November 9, 2015

Veteran’s Day is approaching, and it’s a good time to give back to our veterans. Serving in the military is a source of pride and accomplishment. But many who have served, or are serving, need our help. Here are some ways you can help make a difference: The Wounded Warrior Project helps provides counseling, and … Read more

It is estimated that 1 in 68 kids are on the autism spectrum.

Autism and Our Kids

November 3, 2015

Many parents, including myself, have kids – or know of kids – who are on the autism spectrum. It’s a diverse challenge, with no true explanation and no concrete solution. It is estimated that 1 in 68 kids are on the autism spectrum. This is a huge increase in the past 40 years. It requires … Read more

Here in Florida, any victim of domestic violence can file a Petition for Injunction Against Domestic Violence.

Domestic Violence in Florida

October 28, 2015

Domestic violence is a serious problem. According to a 2013 global review cited by the United Nations, 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced domestic violence. The UN also estimates that half of all women killed in 2012 were the victims of domestic violence. Likewise, the estimated number of children in the world who are the … Read more

Grandparents -- take heart. A new statute has recently been passed allowing grandparent visitation rights under certain circumstances.

Grandparent Visitation Gains New Life in Florida

October 20, 2015

Grandparents — take heart. A new statute has recently been passed allowing grandparent visitation rights under certain circumstances. For years, Grandparents had no visitation rights.  This new statute is a small step forward, but it does provide some relief when the parents are deceased, missing, or are in a persistent vegetative state. It covers both … Read more

Here in Florida, every parent has a duty to provide for his or her kids until they reach the age 18. However, that responsibility can extend to age 19, if the child is in high school and is expected to graduate.

Child Support in Florida

October 13, 2015

Child Support is a topic that comes up often. Some customers ask about it up front; others don’t mention it until the end. But it’s central to every case which involves children. Child Support is considered a Right to the Kids. Here in Florida, every parent has a duty to provide for his or her … Read more

Estate Planning — It’s your Future

October 6, 2015

Family disputes regarding the estate of a family member occur often here in Florida. Siblings may disagree, or a surviving spouse may be at odds with the children of the decedent. It’s best to think ahead and plan for these events. Estate Planning is for Your Loved Ones In this age of blended families, it’s important … Read more

Temporary Child Custody By Grandparents

September 29, 2015

A child’s initial memories revolve around his parents and siblings. To them, their family is their world. All too often, grandparents find themselves filling this role. The reasons for this are plenty. Maybe the parents are out of state. Or maybe the parents are using drugs or are in prison. Sometimes a parent just wants … Read more