21Jun, 2019

Late-Life Divorce: What Factors Do I Need to Consider?

June 21st, 2019|Family Law|

Recent data show that older couples are divorcing at a higher rate than at any other time in our nation’s history. According to an article on Forbes.com, “In the 1990s, only 1 in 10 people over age 50 were divorced. Currently, 1 in 4 people are going through grey divorces, and the rates may double in the near future.”

While getting divorced involves many of the […]

8Jun, 2019

How Do You Obtain Equal Timesharing Post-Divorce?

June 8th, 2019|Child Custody|

As the parent of a minor child, obtaining custody rights is likely to be among the most important aspects of your divorce. In recent years, traditional custody and visitation schedules (e.g., the children live with one parent the majority of the time and visit their other parent every other weekend) have become less popular than they once were. And today, many parents focus their efforts […]

21May, 2019

How Do Courts Determine a Settlor’s Manifestation of Intent?

May 21st, 2019|Probate Proceedings|

Under Florida law, the “terms of a trust” determine how assets placed into a trust are to be managed and distributed at the time of the settlor’s death. Section 736.0103(21) of the Florida Trust Code defines the “terms of a trust” as:

“he manifestation of the settlor’s intent regarding a trust’s provisions as expressed in the trust instrument or as may be established by other evidence […]

8May, 2019

Internet Wills: Are Do-It-Yourself Sites Worth It?

May 8th, 2019|Estate Planning|

For many people, downloading a do-it-yourself will can seem like an attractive option. It costs less than hiring an attorney, it is easier than hiring an attorney, and it can be done in a matter of hours – if not minutes. You don’t have to take time off from work to go to an attorney’s office, you don’t have to tell some stranger about your finances […]

21Apr, 2019

Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?

April 21st, 2019|Divorce|

When it becomes apparent that your marriage is ultimately destined for a divorce, even if the option of an uncontested divorce is on the table, you may discover that you are running into a whole litany of significant challenges that you hadn’t initially accounted for. You might be concerned regarding the impact the impending divorce proceedings will have on your financial standing, how this option will […]