21Aug, 2019

When Can a Guardian Be Appointed for a Minor in Florida?

August 21st, 2019|Family Law|

Guardianship affords the opportunity to care for a person without assuming the role of a parent through adoption. For parents of children with special needs, planning for guardianship after age 18 can ensure continued access to government benefits and the ability to continue to make decisions on your child’s behalf. In short, establishing guardianship can serve a variety of important purposes, and there are a number […]

8Jul, 2019

Does Guardianship Override Parental Rights?

July 8th, 2019|Family Law|

Appointing a guardian for a minor child is a legal process that can have varying consequences for the guardian, the child, and the child’s biological or adoptive parents. There are a few different forms of guardianship under Florida law, and in all cases, the guardian’s rights and responsibilities are determined by the specific terms of the court order establishing guardianship. As a result, in order to […]

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 […]

21Mar, 2019

How Do I Retain Guardianship of My Special Needs Child?

March 21st, 2019|Family Law|

Were you aware that, when your disabled or special needs child reaches the age of 18 (which is the recognized legal age of majority in the State of Florida), your parental rights (including those related to medical, educational, living, and financial decision making) expire – regardless of the extent of your child’s disabilities? In order to retain the power to make all of the critical decisions […]

8Mar, 2019

Can I Modify or Terminate My Alimony If My Ex Moves In With Someone?

March 8th, 2019|Family Law|

spousal supportThe alimony laws in Florida permit modifying or terminating an alimony obligation in the instance of a supportive relationship being created. Often, a former spouse that was awarded alimony will choose to cohabitate with another partner after the divorce proceedings have been finalized. The challenging issue is determining at what point cohabitation reaches a point that constitutes the requisite level of a supportive relationship that […]