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Family Law

The Collaborative Law Process Rules: This Is How We Do It

Family Law
On May 18, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in which it adopted rules of procedure and professional...

Putting a Milking Stool Behind a Horse Does Not Make it a Cow: “Accountants’ Charging and Retaining Liens” in Florida

Family Law
In family law practice, in particular, lawyers become familiar with seeing their opposite numbers file notices of charging liens, and...

Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken: An Update on Grandparent Visitation

Family Law
The struggle for grandparent visitation rights in Florida is a game of thrones between the three branches of government.1 The...

The Collaborative Law Process Act: The Future Is Now

Family Law
The Collaborative Law Process Act was passed by the Florida Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott...

Homeschooling and the Perils of Shared Parental Responsibility

Family Law
Each year, increasing numbers of Floridians choose home education, with more than 75,000 students in the state currently taught at...

What the Abacus Can Teach Us About Technology (And Other Valuable Lessons About Innovation and Collaboration)

Family Law
The phrase “access to justice” graces the pages of legal magazines, articles, and webpages starring as the social justice issue...

An In-Depth Look at Active Effort in the Appreciation of Nonmarital Assets

Family Law
All assets acquired during marriage are presumed to be marital property.1 These include assets brought into the marriage.2 It is...

Relocation: A Moveable Feast?

Family Law
We live in an increasingly mobile society in which, by the mid-1990s, one in five adults changed residences each year.1...

The Commingling of Nonmarital and Marital Funds: Untangling the Changing Character of Assets in Equitable Distribution

Family Law
During the course of an intact marriage, the parties enjoy a relationship of trust, and many financial decisions are made...

The Gay Divorcee: Marriage Equality in Florida and the Nation

Family Law
In the summer of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court decided United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013). In so...