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Biological Father Has Standing To Rebut Presumption That The Mother’s Husband Is The Legal Father

On June 28th, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a biological father has standing to rebut the common law presumption that the mother’s husband is the legal father of a child born to an intact marriage. The Court ruled that the biological father must show that he has “manifested a substantial and continuing concern” for Read More

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Scott Weiss Elected to South Palm Beach County Bar Association Board of Directors

The members of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association have elected Scott Weiss to sit on the Board of Directors of the association. Scott Weiss has previously served as the Chair of the Family Law Committee and most recently served as President of the Young Lawyers Section of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. Read More

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Scott Weiss Has Been Selected to the 2017 Florida Rising Stars List

We’re honored to share with you that Scott Weiss has been selected to the 2017 Florida Rising Stars list! This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Florida. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high Read More

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Scott Weiss Has Been Nominated and Accepted as 2016 AIOFLA’S 10 Best in Florida For Client Satisfaction

PRESS RELEASE Scott Weiss Has Been Nominated and Accepted as 2016 AIOFLA’S 10 Best in Florida For Client Satisfaction The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Florida’s Family Law Attorney Scott Weiss as 2016 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Read More

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What is a True “Emergency” in Family Law Cases

Everyone believes their motion deserves the immediate attention and resolution by the Court.  Many self represented litigants and inexperienced attorneys believe that by filing an “Emergency Motion”, even if the issue is not a true emergency, they will receive that immediate attention and resolution. However, filing a Motion as an “Emergency” does not automatically get Read More

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Retroactive Modification of Alimony Based on Payee Being in a Supportive Relationship

Florida law provides for a Modification or Termination of an alimony obligation when the payee is living in a supportive relationship (see Florida Statute § 61.14(1)(b) ). A “supportive relationship” obviously begins prior to the payor filing his/her Petition for Modification.  The question that I am often asked, is “since my ex started living with Read More

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Can I Get My Marriage Annulled?

Often parties in very short term marriages realize they made a mistake and want to have their marriage annulled. However, where a marriage is validly contracted it should not be dissolved other than by divorce, or by a decree of annulment supported by allegation and proof of recognized grounds for annulment of marriage.  Unlike, Dissolution Read More

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Same Sex Custody Issue

Same sex marriage is now the law of the land. However, there are still many unanswered questions as to the rights of each “parent” when a same sex marriage or relationship ends. The 2nd District Court of Appeal recently decided the case of RUSSELL v. PASIK, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D2313a. This case involved a Read More

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Are You Being Stalked By an Ex?

Are you being stalked by an Ex? Florida now has a statute that specifically addresses the issue of stalking.  Section 784.048(2), Florida Statutes (2014), criminalizes “[a] person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person.” To harass, is “to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person which causes Read More

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Scott Weiss Named Florida Rising Star For 2015

We’re honored to share with you that Scott Weiss has been selected to the 2015 Florida Rising Stars list! This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Florida. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high Read More

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