Monthly Archives: November 2014

Marijuana Grow Houses and Legal Ramifications

http://www.dmt-law.com/Blog/2014/November/Narcotics-Detectiv… Marijuana Grow Houses and Legal Ramifications Despite budget cuts and reduced overtime, Miami-Dade narcotics detectives continue to bust marijuana grow houses. Last months, local law enforcement took down 13 marijuana grow houses and made 11 arrests. The results netted approximately 500 pounds of marijuana with a street value in excess of $2 million. In addition to marijuana, guns were Continue Reading...

What do Florida Courts Consider During Child Custody Disputes?

http://www.miamidivorcelawattorneyblog.com/2014/11/what-do-f… What do Florida Courts Consider During Child Custody Disputes? Children are always the most important aspect to consider during any divorce. Decisions regarding where the children will live and how they will be supported following the divorce is always fertile ground for dispute. Florida now places a greater emphasis on both parents being actively involved in the lives of Continue Reading...

Domestic Violence Injunctions: Who Can Apply for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders?

https://brickelllegal.com/domestic-violence-injunctions-qual… Domestic Violence Injunctions: Who Can Apply for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders? One of the first questions that a victim of violence should consider is how they can prevent the abuse from going any further. There are different types of injunctions that a victim in a relationship is able to pursue against their abusing partner. They include both dating violence Continue Reading...

Are Financial Affidavits Mandatory in my Florida Divorce?

https://brickelllegal.com/financial-affidavits-mandatory/… Are Financial Affidavits Mandatory in my Florida Divorce? In most cases, soon after we bring a new client in, we ask questions that lead to the completion of one of two different Family Law Financial Affidavits. This form is used to put the other party on notice of your current financial circumstances and is usually used in order to Continue Reading...

Reporting Alimony to the IRS

http://www.davidbmitchell.com/blog/2014/11/i-receive-alimony…Reporting Alimony to the IRS Broadly speaking, alimony must be reported as income when a federal tax return form is filed with the IRS, regardless of whether the payment is made as a result of divorce proceedings or under a separate maintenance decree. Payments made under a written separation agreement between former spouses also falls into this category and must Continue Reading...

The Changing Nature of Florida Child Custody Laws

http://www.miamidivorcelawattorneyblog.com/2014/11/the-chang…  The Changing Nature of Florida Child Custody Laws When a couple decides to end their marriage, decisions regarding their children are inevitably intertwined with property and asset disputes. Questions soon arise regarding which parent will look after the children for the majority of the time. Other questions soon form regarding where the children will live. Some relatively recent changes Continue Reading...

Dealing With Time-sharing Issues in Long-Distance Situations

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/2014/11/deali…  Dealing With Time-sharing Issues in Long-Distance Situations The case of Anna Krift and Daryl Obenour’s child custody battle represents the potential hurdles that can sometimes arise when trial courts attempt creative compromises. The 4th District Court of Appeal recently issued a ruling throwing out a trial court’s modified time-sharing plan because the plan was something neither parent had proposed Continue Reading...

Alimony Not Proper If Spouse Lacks the Ability to Pay

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/2014/11/alimo… Alimony Not Proper If Spouse Lacks the Ability to Pay Sometimes, courts decide to award alimony to one spouse in a divorce based on that spouse having a much smaller income than the other spouse. The 2d District Court of Appeal received a case like this and reversed the trial court’s ruling requiring the husband to pay alimony. That’s Continue Reading...

Keeping the Best Interest of the Kids in Mind During a Divorce

http://www.miamiflfamilylawyers.com/blog/2014/11/keeping-the… Keeping the Best Interest of the Kids in Mind During A Divorce Divorce is always tough. It’s tough on the adults going through the divorce and for the children of divorce it’s even more difficult. Children of divorce often feel lost and confused. They blame themselves for the situation, and often attempt to come up with ways to save Continue Reading...

Florida Annulment Law

http://www.miamiflfamilylawyers.com/blog/2014/11/florida-ann… Florida Annulment Law As Florida family law attorneys we often get calls from prospective clients about whether they are eligible for an annulment rather than a divorce. The actual court procedure and end-effect of a divorce and annulment are very different, which can be confusing to many people. A divorce is a court declaration that a marriage existed and Continue Reading...
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