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Modifying a Custody Order or a Time-Sharing Agreement

Child custody or time-sharing arrangements that make sense at the moment of divorce can lose their luster over the years. Circumstances may change and unexpected developments can occur. Although small or temporary adjustments to the time-sharing agreement — such as a swap of vacation days — can be agreed upon by the parents without court Read More

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What Factors Does The Court Need to Consider When Establishing or Modifying Time-sharing?

Florida Statute 61.13 sets forth the following factors which a judge must consider for purposes of establishing or modifying parental responsibility and creating, developing, approving, or modifying a parenting plan, including a time-sharing schedule: (a) The demonstrated capacity and disposition of each parent to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship, to honor the Read More

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Same-Sex Divorce and Property Distribution

Since a 2015 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Florida has recognized same-sex marriage and, as a consequence, same-sex divorce. As with all divorcing couples, property considered marital in ownership is divided as fairly as possible. However, same-sex couples may face unique issues, especially as concerns property they may have acquired prior to 2015 while living Read More

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Where Can I File For a Modification of My Alimony Obligation?

Pursuant to Florida Statute 61.14 “either party may apply to the circuit court of the circuit in which the parties, or either of them, resided at the date of the execution of the agreement or reside at the date of the application, or in which the agreement was executed or in which the order was Read More

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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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