Family Law / Divorce

November 18, 2011

10 Social Media Tips to Protect Your Family Law Case

In today’s social media world, the running joke is that a new relationship or a break-up/separation is not official until it has been posted on Facebook. People see their Facebook pages or Twitter accounts as an extension of themselves, and as such, discuss many private details of their lives on these very public websites. Attorneys working in the area of family law have become keenly aware of this and now use these social media websites to gather sensitive information and evidence to use against the opposing party. Here are some social media tips to help protect your family law case: […]
August 17, 2011

Tips for Co-Parenting after a Divorce

Going through a divorce is often one of the most stressful and traumatic events a person will go through in his or her life. However, despite this, when there are children involved, parents must continue to find a way to effectively co-parent and communicate after the final dissolution of marriage is granted. Below are some tips for co-parenting after a divorce has been finalized. Be respectful.Do not intentionally start fights or degrade the other parent. Remember, you have to work together and co-parent until the child/children reach the age of 18. Communicate. Effective communication is the key to successful co-parenting. […]
August 5, 2011

Domestic Violence Injunctions

Under Florida law, an individual can apply to the court for a Domestic Violence Injunction. Florida Statute 741.30 creates a cause of action for an injunction against domestic violence and provides guidelines for applying for and receiving such injunctions. Florida law requires that there be a reasonable fear of imminent physical violence and that the other individual is capable of causing harm or injury. Generally, words or threats on the telephone are not enough. In order to obtain a domestic violence injunction, an individual must apply for one at their local clerk of court office. This individual is known in […]
July 7, 2011

A Review of the Changes to the Alimony Statute of Florida

Beginning in July 2010, changes to the Florida statute governing alimony were put into effect. Below is a brief summary of the different types of alimony and how an award of alimony is determined. The Courts look at several factors in making a determination of alimony. First, the length of the party’s marriage must be examined. There is a rebuttable presumption that a short-term marriage is a marriage lasting less than 7 years. A moderate-term marriage is a marriage lasting more than 7 years but less than 17 years. A long-term marriage is a marriage lasting longer than 17 years. […]
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