Alimony, Timesharing and Contingency Fees
Originally published in the September/October 2022 edition of Res Ipsa Loquitur
By the time you read your latest edition of Res Ipsa Loquitor, this will be old news, but on June 24, 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed SB 1796. This bill abolished permanent alimony, gave ex-spouses who pay alimony a “pathway to retirement”, and created a presumption under the law that equal time sharing is in […]
Florida Family Lawyer – Future Events and How the Court Looks at Pets
Originally published in the March/April 2022 edition of Res Ipsa Loquitur
Accolades to the organizers and presenters of the 2022 Marital and Family Law Review Course presented in Orlando. The host facility, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center is a beautiful place to hold such a large event. I got the feeling that everyone was as anxious as I was to get out and mingle in […]
Florida Family Lawyer – Gross Income?
Originally published in the Jan/Feb 2021 edition of Res Ipsa Loquitur
As of deadline, spaces are still available for the next Marital and Family Law Review Course, also known as “Cert Review”. The event schedule starts Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. The actual substantive CLE subjects start at 8:00 am Friday, January 21 thru noon Saturday, January 22. […]
Florida Family Lawyer – “John Adams Under Fire”
Originally published in the July/August 2021 edition of Res Ipsa Loquitur
I recently read the book “John Adams Under Fire” which dealt with the courage it took to represent the soldiers accused of murder in the “Boston Massacre” of 1770. I think family lawyers, or any lawyers, not just criminal lawyers, will find this a fascinating look at history and jurisprudence in America. The authors, Dan […]
Florida Family Lawyers – Child Tax Credit and Alimony
Originally published in the May/June 2021 edition of Res Ipsa Loquitur
Florida Family Lawyers beware. The recently passed “American Rescue Plan”, more commonly called simply “The 2021 Stimulus Bill”, has provisions that may affect calculations for child support. Because of this impact, you should be mindful of claims for tax exemptions and child tax credit. This will be especially true for tax year 2021. The new […]
Florida Family Lawyer – Zoom Hearings
Originally published in the September/October 2020 edition of Res Ipsa Loquitur
Here we are in COVID month 9, and other than for certain emergency hearings or because of ADA requirements, we are still making do with zero live court hearings and mediations. For most of us, we are still rarely meeting with clients face to face. I’d be interested to attend a Clearwater Bar Family Law […]
Florida Family Lawyer – COVID-19 and Zoom Mediations
Originally published in the May/June 2020 edition of Res Ipsa Loquitur
I hope all our fellow Family Law shut-ins are weathering the COVID storm. I’m not sure what everybody else thinks, but I have to say, I don’t hate Zoom mediations.
Florida Family Lawyer – Clearwater Bar Association 90th Anniversary
Originally published in the January/February 2020 edition of Res Ipsa Loquitur
Late last year, President Rebecca Graham announced the recognition of the Clearwater Bar Association’s 90thAnniversary. One of the ways we were going to celebrate was to share some of the old documents and notes from deep in the archives of the CBA office at our monthly meetings.
Florida Family Lawyer
Originally published in the November/December 2019 edition of Res Ipsa Loquitur
The 2019 Certification Review in Orlando was a success. It was a great time to brush up on your knowledge of family law, reconnect with colleagues and have a little fun, all in the beautiful setting of Gaylord Palms Hotel.