How is Child Support Calculated in Florida?

Child support is a critical issue for both parents, since child support obligations impact not only the parents’ ability to provide for the child, but also the income available for living expenses for each parent as they establish separate households. Fortunately, Florida child support is generally predictable, meaning that an attorney experienced with child support … Continue reading

Must Have Requirements Of A Florida Divorce

Jurisdiction – The Residency Requirement To obtain a divorce in Florida a person must meet certain jurisdictional requirements. Required is that at least one party seeking the divorce must have resided in Florida for at least 6 months prior to filing of the petition for dissolution of marriage. The Florida statute residency requirement is as … Continue reading

Estate Planning for Physicians – Your Complete Guide

While nearly everyone can benefit from estate planning, physicians have unique needs. It’s important for doctors and their families to plan deliberately for the orderly management and distribution of estate assets and liabilities during periods of lifetime incapacity and at death. In addition to considerations about who will get what and who is in charge … Continue reading

Florida Probate & Trust Administration Checklist

Closing an estate according to a deceased loved one’s wishes is a high honor. However, it involves extensive paperwork and careful compliance with the law. Survivors who are mourning a loss often find themselves overwhelmed, but plenty of help is available. Understanding the Florida Probate and Trust Administration   Probate is a legal process that … Continue reading

Are Estate Planning Fees Tax Deductible in 2019?

  Not long ago, this was a complicated question. Prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, some personal legal fees were tax deductible, though most were not. Those that were deductible were, for the most part, deductible as “miscellaneous expenses,” which meant that they were deductible only if they exceed 2% of … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Legal Questions About Wills & Probate Law in Florida

Can I Modify/Amend My Will? Yes, you can modify a will after it has been created. In fact, there is even a special term used to describe will amendments: codicil. A codicil can be used to add new provisions to a will, modify existing provisions, or substitute a new provision for one that is currently in place. … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Legal Questions About Divorce Laws in Florida

  If you are considering or are going through the process of getting divorced, it can be a tumultuous and emotional time in your life. Dealing with an unfamiliar legal process can add to an already stressful situation; understanding more about what you can expect may help ease some of that stress. Here are answers … Continue reading

Understanding The Legal Basics of Divorce Law in Jacksonville, FL

Depending on the couple, a divorce can be easy or rough. Divorce is the permanent end to a marriage. It allows the couple to go their separate ways and be free to start their lives again and date other people. Types of Divorces in Jacksonville Although there is only one way to divorce a spouse, … Continue reading

Court Ordered & Mandatory Parenting Classes for Florida Divorces

  Mandatory Parenting Classes for Florida Divorces   If you are considering filing for divorce in Florida, you may have heard about the four-hour mandatory parenting classes that are required of divorcing couples with children before a court will allow a divorce to be finalized. Some see this as an intrusion and an inconvenience, but … Continue reading

How Are Prenuptial Agreements Enforced? Is It Legally Binding?

Prior to marriage, couples might want to have a prenuptial agreement in place to handle the various financial details that can arise in a divorce. Merely understanding what prenuptial agreements are, however, is not enough. Couples who are about to be married must also understand the importance of the agreement and how it can be … Continue reading