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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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Scott M. Weiss Selected as Member of Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISTINGUISHED COUNSEL PRESS RELEASE Scott M. Weiss, of Weiner & Weiss, LLC, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence.  Its mission is Read More

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Factors the Court Must Consider If You Seek to Relocate With Your Minor Child(ren)

Unless an agreement has been entered a parent or other person seeking relocation must file a petition to relocate and serve it upon the other parent, and every other person entitled to access to or time-sharing with the child. Below are the factors the Court must consider. a. The nature, quality, extent of involvement, and duration 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. Boca Raton 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 Are Grounds For Divorce In Florida?

Despite the fact that nearly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, many couples are not versed in divorce law. There remains a notion that, if a marriage fails, one person must be legally at fault. Florida has joined the majority of states that now have a no-fault statute.   The two 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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