Custody/Time Sharing

What is a Family Law Deposition?

In the author’s opinion, the deposition is the most important fact gathering event in most family law cases. A deposition is a question and answer session conducted under oath with counsel asking questions of the other party or litigant. That means your deposition is the other attorney asking you questions, or the reverse. Typically present […]

Equitable Distribution

“Equitable Distribution” is the general legal term given to the various rules and concepts which govern the division of a families’ “assets and liabilities” or “net worth” during a divorce. The equitable distribution analysis begins with the proposition that a families net worth should be equally divided between the divorcing spouses. However, this is only […]

Can I Get a Divorce Without Spending Every Dime I Have?

There are many ways to conclude a dissolution of marriage action without spending a small fortune.  The ideal situation is when you and your soon to be former spouse are in agreement about the terms of your divorce prior to filing your court case. This is common amongst litigants who understand that wanting to part […]

Parental Alienation – How Much Can the Courts Handle?

In the simplest terms, parental alienation is a disturbance of a child’s affections toward one parent wherein the child will often view one parent as the “bad” parent and one parent as the “good”parent. A range of behaviors can manifest, in the form of psychological, emotional and physical. The effects on the family unit can […]


After going through the trials and turmoil associated with a failed marriage followed by the difficulties of building of a new life, there is often a desire or need to relocate to a different city or evenstate. Tampa has a significant military population which may also require an individual who either is a military member […]

Time Sharing in the Good Ol’ Summertime – A Family Law lawyers perspective

For the divorced parent with minor children, summertime is an excellent opportunity for bonding. Parents typically have large blocks of uninterrupted time without intrusions from school, extracurricular activities or the former spouse. Because there are so few summers available before children grow up, they are, in the words of American Express, “Priceless.” As a parent […]

Top 10 Mistakes During A Divorce

During a divorce action, there are many factors to consider, some good and some bad. Today we will discuss the bad in THE TOP 10 MISTAKES DURING A DIVORCE. These are all involving critical factors that lead to a better verdict, a more efficient proceeding, and a happier ending.  Lets take a look at some […]