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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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