A Case Management Conference (CMC), sometimes referred to as a Status Hearing, is a hearing where the judge, the attorneys, and the parties meet to discuss the pending issues in the case. CMCs can also be used as a tool to help move your case along. Check out our latest blog post for more information!
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:
The Florida Bar is providing information and updates via a webpage at http://www.floridabar.org/covid19 to centralize communications to all Bar members including court announcements, cancellations, rescheduled meetings, and any other matters that may affect lawyers and their clients. Here is the latest: March 13, 2020—from the Florida Bar: This afternoon, Chief Justice Charles Canady issued an... Continue Reading →
Yes. Florida law permits a modification in the amount of child support payments, provided that the party requesting for the modification shows that there is a substantial change in circumstances since the date of the order setting the amount.
If you do not live with your child's other parent, chances are you may need permission to move out of the State (or even County) you live in. The act of moving 50 miles away from your current address with the minor/dependent child is called relocation. What is Relocation? Florida Statute defines relocation as a... Continue Reading →
Child custody is a legal term used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and their child. In Florida, we call this timesharing. Florida law requires a timesharing schedule to be included in the parenting plan that specifies the time, including overnights and holidays, that a minor child will spend with each parent.
In Florida, unmarried fathers have little to no parental rights. In order to establish your rights to your child, you must establish paternity.
This post explores the different factors judges consider when determining whether to award a spouse alimony in a divorce.
So, you've either been served with divorce papers or you have filed for divorce yourself. What's the next step?