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  • Florida Supreme Court Changes Rules Of Procedure For Family Law

    The Supreme Court of Florida has passed amendments to the Florida family Law rules of procedure. These rules changes became effective March 16, 2017. The rule changes were a result of the family Law rules committee and the report recommending that the Florida Supreme Court adopt many amendments to the Florida family Law rules of

  • Florida Alimony Reform is Again Moving Through Committees

    Florida Alimony Reform is Again Moving Through Committees

    The push for Florida alimony reform is once again moving through the committees. Read SB 668 at: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/0668/ByVersion   Florida alimony reform changes can be widespread. Consider the following aspects of the bill: Alimony calculated based on the difference in income and length of marriage without concern for the needs.  Court can only deviate if presumptive

  • Residency in Florida Under Six Months UCCJEA Jurisdiction of Minors

    Residency in Florida Under Six Months UCCJEA Jurisdiction of Minors

    TRIAL COURT ERRED IN FINDING HOME STATE OF MINOR CHILDREN TO BE COLORADO WHERE CHILDREN HAD RESIDED IN FLORIDA WITHIN SIX-MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO FATHER’S FILING OF PETITION, THUS MAKING FLORIDA THEIR HOME STATE UNDER THE UCCJEA. The Mother and Father moved with their two minor children from Colorado to Florida in October 2010. In

  • August 2015 – Homestead Exemption and Same Sex Marriage

    August 2015 – Homestead Exemption and Same Sex Marriage

    As of January 6, 2015, Florida began recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions and issuing marriage licenses for same-sex marriages to be performed in Florida. This new legal status for married same-sex couples allows for ownership of real property by the married couple as Tenants By The Entireties. THE BENEFITS: TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY

  • 2015 Florida Alimony Bill Fails To Pass

    2015 Florida Alimony Bill Fails To Pass

    There will not be an alimony reform this year.   The House passed an alimony reform bill but the Senate did not pass any alimony bill this year.   Legislative update: Alimony reform to be back next year, this process will not stop until alimony reform is accomplished. 50/50 timesharing as the best interest of

  • Florida Alimony Amendment

    An amendment was filed on March 24th for the Senate Bill.  This is a clear indication of how massive changes can be made as these bills go through the process.  Caution is advised that more changes may have happened even before you read this email. A comparison of the new proposal with the prior Senate

  • March 2015 Update Regarding Alimony

    March 2015 Update Regarding Alimony

    Senate Bill 1248 and House Bill 0943 are virtually a complete new set of rules for alimony and here are a few items that you may want to read about (from the Senate Bill). Alimony guidelines No permanent alimony A cap for alimony and child support based on the percentage of the net income of

  • Davis v. Davis

    Davis v. Davis

    In Davis v. Davis, 108 So.3d 660 (Fla. 5th DCA 2013) the Husband and Wife were in a heated custody battle. Wife sought to limit the amount of time Husband would spend with their child. Husband asked the court to consider the fact DCF came to Wife’s residence 9 times within the past three years.

  • Marital Settlement Agreement

    Marital Settlement Agreement

    The parties had two children. The final judgment of dissolution of marriage, entered on November 29, 2005, incorporated the parties’ Marital Settlement Agreement, which provided, in relevant part, that: “Upon the termination of the Former Husband’s unallocated family support payments, the Former Husband would pay the Former Wife child support in an amount to be

  • Pre-Nuptial Agreement- Law Update

    Pre-Nuptial Agreement- Law Update

    Will a prenuptial agreement protect me from the increase in value of my home? In the case of Heiny v. Heiny, 113 So.3d 897 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013) the Husband is a pool contractor, and the Wife is an accountant. During the marriage, they worked together in the Husband’s pool construction business. Wife had a