My Time At The 20th Annual IACP Forum

The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Forum is always an invigorating time for me. We teach, learn, grow and share ideas with like-minded and committed Collaborative professionals from around the world. This year we all gathered in Chicago, IL for the 20th Anniversary of this terrific event. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my time [...]

By |2019-10-30T14:16:07+00:00October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Time At The 20th Annual IACP Forum

It Is Time To Make Financial Affidavits And Other Documents Private In Family Matters

The following article was written by Robert J. Merlin and published in the Winter Edition of the Florida Bar Magazine. In most dissolution of marriage and paternity matters, financial affidavits and many other documents are automatically filed with the court, thereby making them subject to public scrutiny. The time has come to further limit the [...]

By |2019-04-12T14:55:26+00:00April 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It Is Time To Make Financial Affidavits And Other Documents Private In Family Matters

A Heartwarming Letter From One Of My Previous Clients

It is not every day that I receive a letter from a client expressing their gratitude for the service that my staff and I provide to families on a daily basis. This letter is extra special because it truly summarizes what I stand for and what I think all family professionals should stand for. Unfortunately, [...]

By |2019-04-01T15:49:11+00:00April 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Heartwarming Letter From One Of My Previous Clients

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+00:00June 24th, 2016|Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Veto of Alimony Reform Bill good move

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Why I recommend them for international marriages

The best case to make for a pre-nuptial agreement is that it’s insurance. People who get married don’t imagine that they’ll get divorced, but with roughly half of marriages ending in divorce, it’s certainly a strong possibility. And if a couple does get divorced, a pre-nuptial agreement that clearly states what happens to both parties’ [...]

By |2017-11-27T15:44:36+00:00February 15th, 2016|Pre- and post-nuptial agreements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Why I recommend them for international marriages

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+00:00February 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+00:00January 6th, 2016|Collaborative Law, Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why You Should Avoid a Courtroom Divorce If You Own a Business