When "The Best Interest of the Child" standard is not "The Best Interest of the Child"
The article addresses the different standard utlized for blended and/or non-biological children, with the exception of adopted children.
Published by the DCBA Bulletin October 2015
Florida Family Law Blueprint
The perfect resource guide for judges, lawyers and pro se litigants involved in Florida Family Law cases. The book is replete with colorful charts, graphs, illustrations, diagrams, forms, case law, strategies and tips to aid litigants through various types of family law cases. Topics covered include: Alimony, Child Support, Attorney Fees, Contempt, Paternity, Relocation, Modification of Alimony and Administrative Cases.
Child Support: Glitch, Pitch & Stitch
This article identifies a serious glitch in our Florida Child Support Guidelines and pitches (3) options to stitch the problem.
Published by the Commentator in 2014
Attorney Fees in Family Law Cases
The article lays out the most common ways to secure attorney fees in Dissolution and Paternity cases.
Published by the Bulletin in 2014
Time Sharing Cheat Sheet
The Time Sharing Cheat Sheet is a crafty reference sheet that aids in calculating the amount of days and percentage of overnights each party has with their child which is essential for the proper calculation of child support.
Published by the Commentator in 2013
7 Months of Seminars * 7 Tips * 7 Minutes or Less
Provides seven tips, designed to be read within seven minutes or less which the author learned through undergoing seven months of various family law related seminars.
Published in 2012 by the Commentator and FAMSEG
Life insurance to protect child support and alimony awards
Published May 2016
Article explores the necessary findings to properly award life insurance to protect alimony and/or child support payments.
DOR's Due Process Rights
Published April 2016
Warns about the dangers of not joining the Department of Revenue as an interested party in child support cases.
Who needs to testify at an attorney fee hearing?
Published December 2015
Debunks the misconception that only the attorney working on the case can testify at the hearing.
Does the obligor receive a Child Support Credit for Adoption Subsidy?
Published November 2015
Provides the formula in calculating child support where the family receives a subsidy for their adopted child.
I will take 20% with that Income Witholding Order
Published November 2015
Defines the word Mandatory as utilized by Fla. Stat. 61.1301(1)(b)(2).
Status Conference as Final Hearing
Published October 2015
This article demonstrates that it is error to convert status conferences into final hearings absent proper notice.
Motion is Mislabeled
Published August 2015
Highlights that courts should be flexible in their treatment of mislabeled motions.
Child Support Post Emancipation
Published July 2015
Explains how courts lose jurisdiction to extend child support once the child reaches the age of majority.