Within the space of the last three years, alimony reform has been proposed and failed twice. read more
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At some point in a family law proceeding (divorce/paternity action), the Court will most likely order the parties to attend mediation. Mediation is a process for resolving disputes that allows parties, with the help of a mediator, to come to an agreement on contested issues. It is important to do your homework prior to the mediation session in order to increase the likelihood of reaching a full and complete agreement which resolves all pending issues in a family law case. read more
It is said that the three most stressful life events are death, divorce and moving (not in any particular order). Divorce can not only be stressful, but also can be an expensive undertaking. When you consider that you have an option during your divorce proceeding to either litigate the matter and let a judge decide how much time and when you will spend with your children and the division of your assets and liabilities, or going to mediation and trying to mutually work out some agreement between the two of you, the second option of mediation has some real benefits that outweigh the litigation route. read more
Being a victim of domestic violence is a serious matter. If you have been the victim, you need to seek help to protect yourself. The laws for domestic violence and seeking an injunction for protection against domestic violence are found in Chapter 741 of the Florida Statutes. read more
Many people want to get divorced, but put off filing paperwork due to the costs associated. However, there are other ways to handle a divorce. read more
Changes to alimony in Florida will have to wait until later this year, when the House of Representatives will reconvene. read more
Local attorney Sheldon McMullen joins Rechel & Associates, P.A., a Tampa Bay firm that seeks to help families work through the process of divorce and subsequent legal decisions. read more