Florida Divorce and Non-Residents

Florida Divorce and Non-Residents

Several cases we see involve divorces in which one of the parties is a non-resident. That is, the Husband and Wife lived in Florida, but moved away. In many instances, the non-resident is in the military, or works in a field in which they have to work out of state. In other cases, both parties lived here … Read more

Adoption by Stepparents

Stepparent adoption is a good option for many blended families. This is especially true when the other parent is not active with the kids. We see a lot of cases in which a child was born out of wedlock, and the mother (or father) is now married. Their new significant other is highly involved with … Read more

Divorce and the Holidays

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 … Read more

Paternity Law in a Nutshell

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.

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

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

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

Divorce and its Impact on Children

Divorce and its impact on Children

Each child is unique, and has a natural desire to please his or her parents. Many of us do our best to raise our kids, but there’s no easy route when a child is caught in the middle of a divorce. For them, this is a life changing event. It turns their world upside down.   … Read more

Divorce and the Military

If you are a member of the military, or if your spouse is a member, you should know your basic rights.

Florida has many military members, with some of the nicest duty stations. These include Key West, Pensacola, and Jacksonville. Military Members and their spouses also settle in Ocala and Gainesville. If you are a member of the military, or if your spouse is a member, you should know your basic rights and benefits. Judgements: The … Read more

It’s Back to School Time in North Central Florida

Back to School Time in North Central Florida

Marion County Florida public schools started August 17th, and schools in Alachua County’s public system start August 24th, 2015. Information for Marion County can be found at www.marionschools.net. The website includes information on things like bus schedules, the school calendar, online meal pay, and just about every other issue that comes up for parents. Similar … Read more

Prenuptial Agreements — A necessary evil?

Prenuptial Agreements -- A necessary evil??

Before the wedding bells sound, many couples today come to our office to have a prenuptial agreement drafted. This is especially common in second marriages, where the husband or wife have children from a prior marriage. For many, it’s a necessary evil. Everyone wants to protect themselves. But who wants to talk about what happens … Read more