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Will the U.S. See its Divorce Rate Spike After the COVID-19 Quarantine Ends?

Will the U.S. See its Divorce Rate Spike After the COVID-19 Quarantine Ends? With so many American residents stuck at home with their families, prognosticators have predicted that several months down the road, the country could experience a baby boom and a divorce deluge. Unlike a cozy blizzard that keeps you home from work for Read More

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Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation Read More

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Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic Read More

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TIPS FOR AVOIDING ANXIETY AND CONFLICT DURING YOUR DIVORCE

Divorce can be an emotionally charged process. Even the most harmless or inconsequential of circumstances can spiral out of control on a moment’s notice. These 10 tips can help you maintain your peace of mind and avoid escalating conflict with your spouse during the divorce process. 1. Walk away before emotions flare. 2. Remember that Read More

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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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