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Family Law

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....

Purposeful Navigation Through the Seas of Social Change: A Theory-based Approach to Florida Alimony Reform

Family Law
The law changes to reflect behavior or concepts that society has deemed acceptable.1 As such, the malleability of the law is...

The “Progeny” of Florida’s Reproductive Technology Statutes

Family Law
A series of statutes self-styled as addressing “reproductive technology” became law without the governor’s approval on May 15, 1993.1 F.S....

Tax Consequences of Distributing Equity Compensation Rights in Divorce

Family Law
When a corporate executive is divorced, a large proportion of the marital estate may be in the form of equity...

A Phantom Menace: SB 58/HB 351 and the Application of Foreign Law in Florida’s Family Courts

Family Law
The state of Florida, its citizenry, constitution, and jurisprudence have grappled again during Florida’s 2013 regular legislative session with draft...

“She Said What?” What To Do in Civil Domestic Violence Proceedings with Child Hearsay

Family Law
A nine-year-old child goes to her dance class and mentions to her ballet teacher that she “gives her daddy a...

The Intersection of F.S. §55.03 and Florida Family Law: Statutory Interest Calculations for Past-due Support Payments

Family Law
A change to F.S. §55.03 in 2011, when viewed in light of its application to a common issue in family...