Case Highlights

Collaborative Divorce – What Is It And Will It Work For Me? https://t.co/gruOPqf6UX

How much turmoil can a 16-year old bear? Mom died. Bio dad at war with uncle (stepdad). Facing separation from USA, school, friends, siblings. How much did this cost ? So much upheavel, angst. Could #collaborativelaw #collaborative have helped this family? https://t.co/2QaWRONuRl

Had parties tried #collaborativedivorce #collaborative in initial proceedings, anticipated end of ch supp, how much“alimony” could've been paid w/ $ spent on attorney fees & costs for protracted postjudgment proceedings, appeal, remand, further litigation? https://t.co/G6tQUZGgJ8

Although parties, by collaboratively reached parenting plan, cannot divest the trial court of its independent obligation to consider child’s best interests, or invite adoption of a parenting plan with prospective-based terms upon happening of future events, ...

Effective July 1, 2018, Florida Legislature creates part IV of Chapter 61: “Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act” (UDPCVA). Ch. 18-69, § 1, Laws of Fla. (creating new sections 61.703-773, Florida Statutes).
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HB 1217: https://t.co/74ZhqDX73z

Overstreet v Overstreet 4/25/18 1st DCA Case of 1st impression
3-year assignment of Navy servicemember to Guam would be a permanent change of station, triggering no right to designate family member to exercise time-sharing during a temporary assignment.
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De La Piedra v. De La Piedra 4/25/18 1st DCA – Reverses order setting temporary alimony, child support, and W’s attorney fees representing more than 90% of net income of husband-attorney, who financially supported family while homemaker-mom raised 3 kids.
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Consider #collaborativedivorce & opportunity to avoid fees & costs of divorce litigation. How much $ and time could be saved by collaborating ...no depositions, subpoenas, temporary hearings, interrogatories, trials, appeal, remand... https://t.co/gNvPMLxnDR

Lewis v. Juliano – 04/18/2018 – 4th DCA – Trial ct couldn’t cut off mom’s timesharing as sanction for her disobeying order to provide her address. Modification requires substantial change in circumstances & proof modification is in child's best interests.
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Greene v. Greene – 04/18/2018 – 1st DCA – Mom & Dad’s disagreement re meaning of “Thanksgiving” winds up in threats, texts, police intervention. Mom’s interpretation was unreasonable, but trial court improperly tagged her with dad’s attorney fees.
https://t.co/HFIYrhWsru

New tool for use in developing options as #collaborative teams figure out marital and nonmarital pieces of premarital accounts. #collaborativepractice #collaborativedivorce #collaborativefamilylaw https://t.co/xEzSeYTyZ4 https://t.co/mvXVTzIixX

I’ve been honored to serve my community in Congress. Cindy & I have decided that I will not seek re-election.

I look forward to continued public service in my next chapter, where I will return to the practice of law and will pursue opportunities to increase civic education.

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