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Thursday,
January 13, 2022.
posted in Family Law

How the Florida Bill to Eliminate Permanent Alimony Affects You

The Florida state legislature is finally circling in more closely on passing a bill that would reform permanent alimony laws. Currently, Florida remains one of only six states that still allow permanent alimony awards during divorce trials. The legislative reform effort has appeared and disappeared on the capitol floor for the past several years, along...

Wednesday,
December 15, 2021.
posted in Divorce

Breaking Down Divorce in Florida

Florida has a reputation for its beautiful beaches and laid back way of life, but it has also become known for an ugly rate of divorces in recent years – the fourth highest ranking state for divorce, in fact, at a population of 13.2 percent. If you find yourself in the midst of a difficult...

Wednesday,
November 17, 2021.
posted in Criminal Defense

A Timeline Of Florida’s Unfair Sentencing For Low-Level Drug Offenders

In 2008, Tarahrick Terry was arrested for possessing 3.9 grams of “crack cocaine.” He was sentenced to over 15 years in prison. This case would seem like a low-level offense. If convicted today, current sentencing laws would allow for much lighter sentences, but Terry was sentenced before the laws were modified, made to live with...

Thursday,
September 16, 2021.
posted in Divorce

What Exactly Is Collaborative Law And Does It Work?

COVID-19 caused court cases to gridlock. Criminal cases took precedence over civil ones. During the pandemic, family law litigators found alternative ways to negotiate and find resolutions concerning divorce agreements. The mental health experts associated with collaborative law urged attorneys to buy into peaceful options instead of oppositional courtroom approaches. When relationships cannot be salvaged,...

Thursday,
August 19, 2021.
posted in Divorce

Florida Ranks Third Highest In Divorce Rate

According to a recent study of states living with the most stress, in 2020 Florida ranked third in the highest divorce rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The divorce rate has dropped in 2021, bringing Florida up a notch to the fourth-highest rate in the U.S. There is good news, Fort...

Wednesday,
July 21, 2021.
posted in Child Custody

Tips for Ensuring a Successful Child Custody Case

Child custody cases following a divorce can be difficult for everyone involved. Mother, father, grandparents, and child alike, there is no guarantee that every member of the family is going to get everything they want. Luckily, there are some tips that The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. suggests you take into consideration to ensure...

Tuesday,
June 22, 2021.
posted in Family Law

Establishing Paternity In Florida – What You Need To Know?

Establishing paternity is the process of identifying the man who is the father of a child for legal purposes. This person will often be the biological father of a child, but that isn’t always the case. The law makes certain assumptions based on the status of a child’s mother at the time the child is...

Monday,
May 17, 2021.
posted in Child Custody

Child Custody and Alimony Revision Florida Law

Efforts to revamp alimony laws in the state of Florida have been ongoing with supporters and detractors from both sides of the aisle. A Proposal HB 1559, supported and sponsored by Miami Representative Anthony Rodriguez R., was passed In the House Judiciary Committee with a 12-6 vote. While some people have argued that the bill...

Wednesday,
April 14, 2021.
posted in Family Law

Floridian Grandparents Have Rights Too

Grandparents can be a constant, stabilizing force when children are going through life’s hardships. Children look to their grandparents following a divorce, death, or other life-changing events in a family. Often, one or more sets of grandparents become estranged from the grandkids and left without access to visitation. In such situations, grandparents are left wondering...

Monday,
March 15, 2021.
posted in Divorce

Getting a ‘Gray’ Divorce In Florida – What You Should Know?

A gray divorce is a regular divorce but it happens when you’re over 50 and you’ve been married a long time. While the process may be basically the same, the important aspects are somewhat different due to the age of the couple and the longevity of the marriage. At this point, any children are mostly...

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