Equitable distribution is the process in which the Court divides marital assets and liabilities during divorce proceedings. Florida Statute §61.075 defines this process and includes factors that the Court considers when determining whether property acquired during the marriage is martial or nonmarital.
Have you ever heard of the term ambulance chasers? If you haven’t, it’s a phrase commonly referred to an attorney who solicits clients just after an accident. This practice of directly soliciting potential clients is prohibited by the Florida Bar and a violation of the Florida Rule of Ethics 4-7.4. It is a violation to directly solicit a client via text message.
In Florida, grandparents have little to no say when it comes to having visitation rights to their grandchildren. However, Florida Statute § 752.011 provides the legal basis in which a grandparent may petition the court for court-ordered visitation with or custody of their grandchild.
The Family Court Services Unit has been reducing the level of conflict and providing supportive services to families for over 20 years! Specifically, the Unit assists all judges and general magistrates with some of the Court’s most difficult family cases by providing “solution-focused and brief therapeutic interventions.” Attorney’s can also ask the Court for a referral to the Family Court Services Unit by filing a Request for a Referral.
Some people believe that if you marry your spouse without a prenuptial agreement, the income and assets acquired during the marriage will always be marital property. That is a misconception. You can designated you and your spouses rights to property, among other things, through a postnuptial agreement.