Unlike general legal actions, summary procedure provides certain plaintiffs to an action an expedited consideration of disputes. The timeframe for responding to an action is 5 days after service, as opposed to the standard 20 days for general actions.Read More
What happens if you haven’t seen or spoken to your spouse and want to divorce? Can you still get divorced?
Here’s what to do in Florida:Read More
Is your business dissolved for missing a deadline? Learn how to reinstate your business status to active!Read More
A few days ago, Judge Bailey submitted a letter with an operational plan update. The plan explores a Zoom/live hybrid trial as jury trials predicted to be delayed until there is a vaccine.Read More
Under no circumstances should a spouse stay in an abusive relationship and/or home. There is no good reason to stay…especially if you have kids!
Don’t let money be the reason that keeps you in an abusive home or relationship. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can request the court for exclusive use of the home while litigation (your case) is pending.Read More
Once you initiate an action against someone, whether it’s a family or civil case, you must notify the other party that they are being sued. The process of formally notifying someone that an action has been initiated against them is known as “service of process”.Read More
The coronavirus relief bill includes direct cash payments to help people through the crisis. However, falling behind in child support payments will affect an otherwise eligible American’s ability to receive this stimulus check. Once they are issued, the checks are seized by the government.Read More
Florida courts have found that the loss of a job or changes in the parties’ income may qualify as a substantial change in circumstances to warrant a modification in child support, provided that the change is permanent in nature.
But what if you lose your job due to layoffs and business closures resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic?Read More
Courts are closed to the public; however, Judges continue to review and close out cases.
Luckily, uncontested divorces have never been so easy in South Florida. Most judges are divorcing couples without a hearing, provided that all required documents are submitted together with an Affidavit for Remote Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage.Read More
On April 2, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a new executive order suspending actions for evictions and foreclosures. The Order does not allow any evictions for non-payment of rent for the next 45 days (until May 17). Here’s what you need to know:Read More