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Attorney Scott Weiss Celebrates 5 Years of – AV Preeminent® Rating – the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Boca Raton, FL August 6, 2019 – Martindale-Hubbell has confirmed that attorney Scott Weiss maintains the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability,  after first achieving this rating in 2014. For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. Now anyone can make use of Read More

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If a Mother has Sufficient Financial Resources to Raise a Child, Why is it Important to Establish Paternity?

Children need more than just financial support, even when their parents never formed a permanent relationship. Having a medical history of both parents can potentially save the life of a child in an emergency. Many biological fathers have a strong interest in the lives of their children, even if they cannot contribute financially. Florida paternity Read More

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How Can I Accurately Calculate Child Support for Special Needs Children in Florida?

Florida divorce law places a primary focus on addressing all the needs of children when determining the details of divorce settlements. Toward that goal, the courts provide excellent tools to help parents identify the financial needs of their children — including considerations involving the need for anything from medical care to special schooling. However, it Read More

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Can My Ex Be Sent To Jail For Not Paying Child Support?

Being sent to jail is not likely to facilitate the ability of your ex to make child support payments. However, parents who refuse to make payments they can afford can potentially be found guilty of contempt of court, which can subject them to being sent to jail . This may seem satisfying to the other Read More

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Can Domestic Violence Cases Be Sealed?

Domestic violence, Repeat violence, Dating violence, Sexual violence, Stalking, or Cyberstalking injunctions are powerful tools that the victims of violence have at their disposal.  But what happens when an injunction is filed that is without merit and is dismissed, should that meritless injunction remain on the “record” of the Respondent to the Petition, potentially having Read More

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Modification of Timesharing Plan is inappropriate as Sanction for Contempt

Often the Court is faced with the question of what sanction they should impose on a parent who is found in contempt of court for a violation of a parenting plan. As The Third District Court of Appeal recently found in the case of  Andre vs. Abreu, one sanction the Court cannot impose is a modification of Read More

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15th Judicial Circuit News- Judicial Rotation Effective 7/1/2019

  The next judicial rotation within the 15th Judicial Circuit will take place on July 1, 2019.. The change of assignments can be found in AO 11.101. The summary of changes is as follows: Felony: Judge Cheryl Caracuzzo Division Z Judge Kirk Volker Division U Judge Jeffrey Dana Gilllen Division W Judge Rosemarie Scher Division V Read More

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Can I Get a Simplified Divorce?

In order to file for a simplified divorce in Florida both parties must meet the following requirements: There can be no minor or dependent children born from the marriage nor can the wife be pregnant (all child born of the marriage must be at least 18 years old). If there is property, division of property Read More

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15th Judicial Circuit News — New Judicial Assignments Effective January 22, 2019

The following assignments shall be effective January 22, 2019: Judge Garrison, Division RL, Courtroom 6K Judge J Keyser, Division AB, Courtroom 11D Judge Shepherd, TD, Courtroom 9G New Circuit Judges Judge Cheesman, Division FA/IB, Courtroom 6D Judge Kerner, Division AJ, Courtroom 6A Judge Willis, Division FD/ID, Courtroom 6C New County Judges Judge Alijewicz, Division P, Read More

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Scott M. Weiss Admitted to Practice Before the United States Supreme Court

On December 10, 2018, Partner, Scott M. Weiss was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. In addition to the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Weiss is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the United States Court Read More

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