Veto of Alimony Reform Bill good move

There have recently been attempts to reform Florida’s alimony laws. The stated goal was to create uniformity and predictability in determining alimony. The unspoken purpose was to eliminate permanent alimony. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article78752617.html#storylink=cpy

By | 2016-06-24T01:42:17+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Veto of Alimony Reform Bill good move

Divorce is not the time to operate from your emotions

There’s been a lot of talk about the new Star Wars movie in the last few weeks. Those familiar with the franchise know that there’s a powerful, universal energy in this world called “The Force,” and the advice given from the Jedi Masters who are training up-and-coming Jedi is to “trust your feelings.” But they [...]

By | 2016-02-08T02:07:44+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Divorce is not the time to operate from your emotions

Why You Should Avoid a Courtroom Divorce If You Own a Business

An increasing number of Americans are starting their own businesses, joining the record numbers of Americans who already own and operate businesses. That’s simply the way the American workforce is moving, and on the whole, I believe it’s a positive thing. […]

By | 2016-01-06T02:06:04+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Collaborative Law, Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why You Should Avoid a Courtroom Divorce If You Own a Business

The Divorce Lawyer As Peacemaker: An Approach That Helps Couples

It wasn’t so long ago we thought of the family attorney as someone who is supposed to “win” for his or her client. Though L.A. Law’s Arnie Becker was a fictional character meant to be a little larger than life, he fit the public’s expectations of a “pit bull” divorce lawyer. To be a good [...]

By | 2014-07-22T00:17:32+00:00 July 22nd, 2014|Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Divorce Lawyer As Peacemaker: An Approach That Helps Couples

Finding the Right Divorce Process: It’s Okay to Change Mid-Stream

Some people think that once their divorce is being litigated, or is being mediated, that they’re bound to that decision until the divorce becomes final. And people who think they’re stuck with that first choice might come to regret it. Deciding to litigate a divorce, for example, might feel good in the heat of the [...]

By | 2014-07-16T00:13:09+00:00 July 16th, 2014|Collaborative Law, Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finding the Right Divorce Process: It’s Okay to Change Mid-Stream

How to Tell If Your Divorce Lawyer Is A Collaborative Lawyer

One of the most concerning things I’ve found in my years of practicing family law – especially with my decision to move entirely away from litigation – is that not all lawyers who claim to be collaborative lawyers are actually Collaborative lawyers. Some lawyers feel that the word “collaborative” has marketing value, and that it [...]

By | 2014-07-09T00:11:09+00:00 July 9th, 2014|Collaborative Law, Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Tell If Your Divorce Lawyer Is A Collaborative Lawyer

Parenting Time: Thinking About What’s Truly Best for the Children

In the debate over adopting new laws concerning alimony in Florida last year, part of the debate was about a provision that would set a new legal presumption for timesharing. If Gov. Scott had signed the bill into law last year, divorces in Florida would now operate with the legal presumption that children would spend [...]

By | 2014-02-27T00:00:01+00:00 February 27th, 2014|Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Parenting Time: Thinking About What’s Truly Best for the Children

How Mental Health Professionals Can Help in Any Divorce Case

As a lawyer who has worked on many divorce cases, I can tell you first-hand that divorce can be a very emotional time, and emotions can greatly impact the divorce process. If it is a litigated divorce, emotions can even go as far as driving one or both parties in a divorce to employ tactics [...]

By | 2014-02-14T12:00:53+00:00 February 14th, 2014|Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Mental Health Professionals Can Help in Any Divorce Case

Changing Alimony In Florida Divorce Cases

Last year, alimony law in Florida came one governor’s veto shy of changing significantly, and it’s possible that the Florida State Legislature could be debating the issue this year as well. Last year’s bill sought to change the duration and circumstances under which alimony was allowed, and it also addressed timesharing by establishing a legal [...]

By | 2014-02-11T16:31:04+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Changing Alimony In Florida Divorce Cases

Parental Interference in Divorce Cases: What It Is, How to Stop It

One of the most challenging issues in any divorce case is parental interference. When a divorce decree is signed, parents either agree to a time-sharing schedule with their children, or, in litigated cases where they can’t agree to the schedule, cede that decision to a judge who creates a schedule for them. Before a divorce [...]

By | 2014-01-16T23:09:20+00:00 January 16th, 2014|Collaborative Law, Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Parental Interference in Divorce Cases: What It Is, How to Stop It