Podcast: Thrive Beyond Divorce

Hope is not a word you commonly hear when divorce is being discussed. In this episode, Bob Merlin talks with Jennifer Hetherington about how important hope is during challenging times, how lawyers can be peacemakers and practical tools to get through difficult moments. Hear my conversation with Jennifer Hetherington about the challenges many of us [...]

By |2020-04-28T16:59:12+00:00April 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Podcast: Thrive Beyond Divorce

COVID-19 and Your Child’s Custody

A recent litigated divorce resulted in a judge entering an emergency order in which a minor child was taken away from a mother, who is an emergency room doctor. You may have heard of the case: Theresa Greene v. Eric Greene, a matter pending in Miami, Florida. The father’s attorney filed an emergency motion in [...]

By |2020-04-28T02:09:20+00:00April 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on COVID-19 and Your Child’s Custody

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