Florida Family Law Blog
Custody and Parenting Plans
“I WANT CUSTODY!” — I hear this phrase often.But Florida no longer uses that term. Nor do Florida courts use the term, “residential parent.” In 2008, the Legislature changed the language being used, and in a sense changed the way we look at custody. Today, courts develop “parenting plans,” and parents (in a divorce or … Read more
Alimony reform — is it for real this time?
** UPDATE ** See “Alimony Reform Bill Passed in Florida, Now Before The Governor“ It’s only a matter of time before Florida’s alimony statute is finally revised. The last effort came in 2013, but was vetoed by Governor Rick Scott because it would have allowed anyone paying alimony to modify their support obligation retroactively. This … Read more
Probate & Estate Planning: Handling the Estate of a Loved One
One of the most difficult challenges many people face is handling the estate of a loved one. Losing someone is hard enough. Having to handle his or her estate should not add to that loss. There are many things people can do in advance that will speed up the transfer of that person’s assets to … Read more