Creating Peace Out of Chaotic Summer Holiday Schedules

Ah, summer—time for sunshine, vacations, and...scheduling headaches? If you’ve recently trudged through a holiday more stressful than festive, you know the drill. It’s about balancing family time, managing expectations, and trying to ensure everyone has a good time, especially the kids. But how do you turn potential chaos into a calm, enjoyable summer holiday schedule? Let’s break it down. 1. Children Come Read More

Your Self-Defense Case Still Needs a Lawyer

In the wake of a self-defense incident, the emotional and psychological toll can be as significant as the legal challenges. The feeling of isolation, the weight of potential consequences, and the fear of not being believed is overwhelming. When you act in self-defense in Florida, you might think your situation is clear-cut, but the legal process that follows can be anything but. In Florida, self-defense can either be 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

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

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