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Family Law

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...

A Case of Neglect? Representation for Children in the Florida Dependency System

Family Law
Florida and Washington state,1 while on opposite ends of the continental United States, unite on one point — they are...

Florida’s Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege in Family Court

Family Law
Divorce litigation is widespread in Florida1 and often involves mental health professionals (MHPs). Many MHP licensing2 and ethics3 complaints can...

The Marital Share of Passive Appreciation of Nonmarital Property: Deconstructing Kaaa for a Better Solution

Family Law
On September 30, 2010, the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in Kaaa v. Kaaa, 58 So. 3d 867 (Fla....

Binding Arbitration, Voluntary Trial Resolution, and Med-arb Proceedings in Family Law

Family Law
Mediation has become the most widely accepted alternative dispute resolution procedure in family law cases.1 Although most mediations in the...