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

Florida Paternity Rights After HB775

In Florida, when a child was born to unmarried parents, the laws traditionally favored the mother as the “natural guardian.” This granted mothers with the sole decision-making authority for the child, and required fathers to prove their paternity for rights. A recent development in the law has brought significant changes that aim to provide equal rights to unwed fathers. Florida House Bill 775 significantly impacts Read More

To Blow Or Not To Blow…

If you have been pulled over for a DUI, failed the field sobriety exercises, and told you are under arrest, the next step is submission to a breath test.  You will be asked if you will submit to a breath test.  You can refuse.  You have to determine if this is the best choice for you in the moment. If you refuse to submit to a breath test, your driver’s license will automatically be suspended for a year in Florida.  Read More

Prenuptial Agreements Don’t Deserve a Bad Reputation

In popular media prenuptial agreements are associated with rich eligible bachelors protecting themselves against greedy would-be “gold diggers.” The reality is a lot less dramatic and does not have to be so confrontational. In fact, they’re growing in popularity among a wide variety of income groups. Everyone wishes for their happily ever after, and a prenuptial agreement can actually help with that. It can protect Read More

The Complicated Relationship Between Marijuana and Florida

As Marijuana becomes more legally available throughout the country, it’s important to take a beat and consider the complex nature of jurisdictions and their impact on drug possession charges. While several states have completely “legalized” marijuana possession,it is important to remember it is still illegal at the federal level and in Florida. To make it even more complicated, even within Florida, different counties Read More

What to Expect During a Family Law Consultation

When it comes to the law, just about everything can be taken personally. They set the rules for how we interact with each other as a society, but when it comes to family, your issues are more than just statutes in legislation. When clients come to our office, they’re often experiencing one of the most difficult times in their lives, but you should remember that you’re not alone. If you’re looking for a lawyer that Read More

How Do I Find a Criminal Defense Lawyer That’s Right For Me?

Being accused of a crime is a stressful and traumatic experience that can happen to anyone. When your freedom or reputation is on the line, the last thing you want is to deal with a lawyer that doesn’t take you or your case seriously. Not every lawyer is equipped to provide the empathetic and effective representation you need. There are some key characteristics to look out for when selecting a criminal defense Read More

What You Need to Know About Parenting Plan Modifications in Florida

A good parenting plan should be airtight and account for all types of circumstances. It should work for your family regardless of how old your children are. If you feel something is missing or needs to be changed in your filed parenting plan, it’s important to know some of the key requirements for making that change. In order to modify a parenting plan in Florida, there must be a substantial, material, and Read More

What You Need to Know About Parenting Plans in Florida

When parents divorce in Florida, one of their main concerns is usually the custody of the children. It’s a highly emotional aspect of divorce that you can negotiate with your spouse and finalize in a parenting plan that outlines how you will both share the rights and responsibilities of raising your children. This plan will cover issues like the following: Sharing of parental rights, responsibilities, and child care Read More