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Mediation: An Intelligent End to Marriage in Florida

Divorce, by definition, is legally dissolving a marriage, which typically means something has gone wrong along the way. Whether the root of the split is irreconcilable differences or the realization that the love is gone, divorce does not have to be the knock-down fight that is often portrayed in television dramas. When a couple… Read More »

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Domestic Abuse & Smart Technology: Wielding Power from an App

At the Law Firm for Family Law, our Clearwater, FL domestic violence attorneys are all too aware of an expanding trend in abusers controlling their victims’ lives using smart technology – wielding power from afar using connected apps. Pinellas County, and the entire State of Florida passed the Sexual Cyberharassment Law, which makes it… Read More »

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Divorce, Finances & Court Orders in Clearwater, Florida

In April’s blog, we talked about the court order to have a Superyacht Seized in Ongoing Divorce Battle involving Russian Oligarch, as a result of the husband’s failure to pay what he owed based on the court’s previously mandated division of property order. At The Law Firm for Family Law, our Clearwater, Florida attorney… Read More »

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Balancing Parenting Plans in Clearwater, Florida

Since 2005, our Clearwater, Florida divorce attorney has represented spouses with children under the age of 18 who require sustained care from both parents to thrive, and as you could imagine, that is not always an easy task. The Florida Courts require both parents to participate in a mandatory Parent Education and Family Stabilization… Read More »

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Divorcing Spouse Faces Professional Consequences for Actions Taken During Divorce

A high-conflict divorce, involving both intense emotions and serious financial consequences, can make otherwise-sane people do things that they normally wouldn’t. Sometimes, these acts committed in a moment of insanity can have serious consequences. A local attorney has now had his license to practice law in Florida suspended based on an alleged forgery committed… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Considers Parental Claims by Three Parents

In a first-of-its-kind case in the state of Florida, the state’s Supreme Court is considering the claims of two men who each assert their custodial rights as the father of a five-year-old girl, where one of the men is married to the child’s biological mother. Learn more about the case below, and speak with… Read More »

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Superyacht Seized in Ongoing Divorce Battle involving Russian Oligarch

When divorcing spouses fail to comply with court orders on how assets should be divided and distributed between spouses, parties may have to take dramatic measures to get the money they’re owed. In one record-setting UK divorce, government officials have now ordered that ownership of one of the world’s most lavish private yachts be… Read More »

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Vanilla Ice’s Soon-to-be-Ex Accuses Rapper of Hiding Assets in Divorce

Florida property owner Rob Van Winkle—commonly known by the stage name Vanilla Ice—is in the midst of a long-running and contentious divorce battle before a Florida judge. Recently, his estranged wife Laura filed court documents claiming that Vanilla has hidden assets to which she is entitled to a share as part of the divorce…. Read More »

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Divorce of Local Real Estate Scions Becomes a Battle over Division of Massive Estate

After a nearly-70-year-long union, West Palm Beach real estate moguls Burt and Lucille “Lovey” Handelsman are now divorced. Even though the marriage has legally ended, the fight continues over how courts will divide the property they accumulated during seven decades of marriage. Find out more about the hotly-contested split below, and contact an experienced… Read More »

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New Laws Affecting Florida Family Court Litigants Now in Effect

Determining how to share custody after a split can be a hotly-contested issue for unmarried parents. A law that has recently entered into effect in Florida will provide a custody-sharing schedule that parents can use in lieu of hashing out their own, which could expedite the process of reaching a mutually-agreeable custody arrangement for… Read More »

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