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Family Law

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...

Recurring Issues with Florida’s Municipal Pension Plans in Family Law Cases

Family Law
F.S. §185.25 provides: For any municipality, chapter plan, local law municipality, or local law plan under this chapter, the pensions,...

The Dependency Exemption for Minor Children: When Following the Rules Pays Off

Family Law
For the tax year that ended December 31, 2011, slightly fewer than 84 million dependency exemptions1 were claimed on returns...

To Catch a Time-sharing Deviation

Family Law
On November 16, 2011, Floridians woke up to find that their most popular child support deviation and adjustment was gone....