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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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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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How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced?

For couples who are clear about their decision to divorce and do not share minor children, Florida offers a process for a simplified dissolution of marriage. This type of divorce can take as little as 30 days to complete and cost very little money. Do we qualify for a simplified dissolution of marriage?  If you wish Read More

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Vacation Planning For Divorced Families

Many of Florida’s divorced parents enjoy an equal or near-equal share of time with their children. A parenting plan should allow for parents to take their children on vacation with a bit of negotiation. When planning a vacation that involves extensive or international travel, it is a good idea to prepare well in advance, so Read More

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What To Do If Your Divorce Turns Violent

Florida’s infamous George Zimmerman has recently been back in the news, this time not for alleged murder but for domestic troubles. Zimmerman and his estranged wife, Shellie, are divorcing. A recent encounter led her to place a panicked call to 911 to request police intervention. While it is unclear as to precisely what happened between Read More

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How To Have A Successful Divorce Mediation

Every couple divorcing in Florida is required to have at least one session in mediation to resolve any contested issues. A mediator is a neutral third party who is trained to help couples resolve areas of conflict peacefully and to reach an agreement in the least hostile manner possible. Many couples choose to divorce through Read More

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  • "Scott is a professional who is well-liked, collegial in a highly adversarial field. He has been mentored by an excellent lawyer and although still a younger lawyer he is fast gaining experience in complex matrimonial matters. He has moved beyond second chair to handling matters on his own. He is a pleasure to work with." - Anonymous,★★★★★

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