Expanded School Choice Law in Florida

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

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

Florida Administrative Law Process and Child Support

A little known program in Florida is the administrative law process. It can be used to establish child support without using the courts, and every prospective father should know about it.

A little known program in Florida is the administrative law process. It can be used to establish child support without using the courts, and every prospective father should know about it. Generally, people will file either a petition for divorce or paternity to establish parenting time and child support. However, in Florida, child support can … Read more

Understanding The Legal Process – A Quick Tutorial

The legal process is something all people in a lawsuit should understand. Too often, new clients come to us and are confused by the process. So here's a quick tutorial.

The legal process is something all people in a lawsuit should understand. Too often, new clients come to us and are confused by the process. So here’s a quick tutorial. The legal process is always started by filing a Petition, or Complaint.   In legal terms, it’s called a pleading. The other party must usually … Read more

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

Child Custody and School Zones

One of the largest topics in child custody cases is whose school zone the parties will use. It’s often one of the last things discussed in mediation, and it always has the chance to unravel every agreement. Simply put — every parent likes to have his or her kids in their school zone. But this … Read more

Modifications in Family Law

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

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

Autism and Our Kids

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

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

Domestic Violence in Florida

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

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

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