When to ask for exclusive use of the marital home:

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.

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Updates for Criminal Cases in Miami-what you need to know:

Yesterday, Miami-Dade County Courts announced that certain proceedings in criminal cases may now be conducted remotely either by phone or by video.

Find out what proceedings are given the green light to be set virtually and how to schedule them:

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Are noncompete agreements valid in Florida?

In Florida, noncompete agreements are valid so long as such contracts are reasonable in time, area, and line of business. Find out what you need to do to enforce or contest a noncompete agreement:

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Are you ready to reopen, Miami?

On June 8th, lots of business will reopen in Miami-Dade, including gyms, fitness studios, and tattoo parlors.

Is your business compliant?

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When is a UCCJEA Affidavit required?

UCCJEA

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is a federal act that has been adopted by almost every state. Every case in Florida involving minor children requires the filing of a UCCJEA Affidavit.

Find out why and what needs to be included:

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When can a Court impute income?

Imputing income

What if the other parent is purposely making less to lower or avoid support payments? Courts may impute income if you prove your case. Here’s how:

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What to expect when you initiate an action:

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”.

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Modification in child support during the Coronavirus pandemic:

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?

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