Filing for Emergency Pick-Up Orders in Florida (2024 Update)

Family courts across the United States understand the importance of both parents being involved in their children's lives. However, sometimes, situations requiring immediate legal action to protect a child's safety and well-being arise and a tough decision must be made. The Emergency Verified Motion for Child Pick-Up Order is a legal process designed for such situations. This blog sheds light on this process, Read More

Why It’s Still Important to Consult a Lawyer in an Amicable Divorce

Divorce marks a significant change in anyone's life, reshaping the future in profound, often unforeseen ways. The process always involves more than just signing papers; it's about ensuring that your rights are protected and your future is secured. Even in situations where both parties agree on the terms, the legal ramifications of those agreements can have long-lasting impacts. It's essential to approach this process Read More

Co-Parenting Transitions and Post-Divorce Family Life

The transition period during and after a divorce can be challenging for any family. Particularly for children, moving between homes of separated parents involves not just a physical shift but also an emotional one. Effective co-parenting strategies are crucial in these scenarios, especially in ensuring that children feel secure and loved, regardless of the household they are in at any given time. As a parent, you're Read More

Financial Documents You Must Produce in a Florida Divorce (2024 Update)

In Florida’s family law cases, particularly divorce, you are entrusted with a significant responsibility: to gather and disclose a detailed account of your financial life. This step, though potentially overwhelming, is essential for maintaining transparency and fairness in the legal process. One of the initial and most important steps is meeting the state's mandate for a thorough financial disclosure. This Read More

A Closer Look at Florida’s Updated Drug Laws

While state’s are moving towards decriminalizing marijuana, states are also passing legislation reminiscent of the “war on drugs” in the the 1980s due to the rise in fentanyl overdoses. Florida is part of that trend with the passage of HB 365 and HB 1359. Breaking Down the New Legislation Prior to HB 365, state law provided that a person could be charged with murder if someone died because of a drug they distributed. Read More

Pro Bono Award From Florida Rural Legal Services

I'm thrilled to share that I've received a Pro Bono Award from Florida Rural Legal Services for my dedicated volunteer work. I've contributed numerous hours over the past years at their family law clinic in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Law Library and through their virtual clinic, assisting those in need. Grateful for the recognition and the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community. Read More

Golf Carts and the New Age Restrictions: What You Need to Know

Florida HB 949, often referred to as the “Golf Cart Bill”, went into effect on October 1, 2023. This legislation brings about several changes in the rules governing the use of golf carts in Florida. Let's explore the facts surrounding golf carts under this new law. Getting to Know The Golf Cart Bill  One of the most notable changes introduced by the Golf Cart Bill is the expansion of where golf carts can operate. Read More

Florida’s Controversial SB 1718 Immigration Bill

In a significant and controversial move, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Florida Senate Bill 1718 into law. This legislation, took effect on July 1st, 2023, and has raised concerns among immigrant communities and advocates for immigrant rights. SB 1718 encompasses a range of provisions that have far-reaching implications for immigrants and those around them. Whether you’re an undocumented immigrant or a born citizen, Read More

Navigating Change Together: Florida’s HB 1301 Empowers Parents in Divorce

Divorce is undoubtedly one of life's most challenging transitions, and when children are involved, the feelings can be overwhelming. In a landmark move, the Florida legislature passed HB 1301, the Parenting and Time-sharing of Minor Children Act, which went into effect on July 1st.  Presumption of Equal Time-sharing At the heart of this legislation is the rebuttable presumption that equal time-sharing is inherently Read More

The Truth About Alimony in Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis recently passed a bill impacting the future of family law. Senate Bill 1416 facilitated a significant overhaul of alimony law and has been years in the making, but finally went into effect in July 2023. Most notably, the bill put an end to permanent alimony in Florida. Alimony isn’t completely gone, however, so it’s important to understand how it will potentially impact your divorce Read More