On June 2nd, my husband Joe and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary with a private sunset vow renewal and dinner on the beach at The Don Cesar. The reason I am sharing this is to give you hope for your future.

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Summer Co-Parenting Tips

Summer often means different timesharing schedules than the school year for co-parents. Changes in schedules can come with logistical and emotional challenges; from accommodating vacations and summer camps to potentially longer stretches without seeing your children. As a divorce lawyer and a mom who has been divorced for the , I have navigated many summers…

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Five Stages of a Divorce Case in Florida

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Family law in Florida is a very complex and dynamic area of practice even for the most seasoned attorney. So if you are feeling overwhelmed by the process, take heart, you have landed in the perfect spot. My goal for this article is to give you a brief and digestible road map through the 5 main stages of every divorce case in Florida.

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UPDATING YOUR ESTATE PLAN AFTER DIVORCE

After having just survived the stress and emotional turmoil that even the most amicable of divorces can bring, estate planning may be the last thing your to-do list. However, there is no time more critical than now to update or create an estate plan. If you leave everything as it is or forget to create an estate plan altogether, your ex-spouse could receive some or all of your assets when you die. The only way to completely control your assets is to update your estate plan regularly to account for any changes in your life.

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Celebrate safely this December. More parties mean more alcohol and unfortunately that creates an uptick in DUI arrests, and traffic crashes and fatalities involving alcohol this time of year. On average, 40% of all traffic fatalities were linked to impaired driving, totaling 10,000 alcohol-related deaths annually. A drunk driver involved in a fatal accident usually faces serious charges…

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Florida Divorce 101: A Beginner’s Guide

#1: Grounds for Divorce in Florida Florida is a no-fault divorce state. That means that no one is required to prove wrong-doing by their spouse. All that is required is for one of you state under oath that the marriage is “irretrievably broken”. Stated another way, this means one party believes there is nothing the…

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Substance Abuse & Your Divorce:

4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW If alcoholism or addiction has been a major factor in the breakdown of you marriage, you may be left wondering how the court will the these issues in your divorce case. In this article I breakdown 4 major areas of concern. What “Substance Abuse” is and what it isn’t…

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Back to School Tips for Co-Parents

Perhaps no other time of the year requires excellent co-parenting skills than back-to-school. New schedules, teachers, classrooms, and after school activities can be a challenge for anyone, but especially co-parents. Follow these tips for a smooth transition from summer to fall, and avoid making things harder on yourself than they need to be. 1. Split…

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