The Admissibility of Social Media Postings

The Admissibility of Social Media Postings

As of the third quarter of 2017, 2.07 billion people actively used the social networking site Facebook on a monthly basis.  Instagram, the mainly mobile photo-sharing network, serves 800 million active monthly users. Digital evidence is often critical in proving or...
Emergency Hearings and Due Process

Emergency Hearings and Due Process

In the practice of Family Law, it is a common experience for a client to ask a lawyer to seek an emergency hearing. Section 61.518(1), Florida Statutes (2015), provides that [b]efore a child custody determination is made under this part, notice and an opportunity to...
Quitclaim Deeds in Divorce

Quitclaim Deeds in Divorce

Quitclaim deeds are a vehicle used to convey an interest in real property.  They are very common in divorce proceedings.  There are a few things to be mindful of with regard to these documents. A deed affects only how the property is titled.  It has no effect on the...
A Talk on the Subject of Collaborative Law

A Talk on the Subject of Collaborative Law

  This past week I gave a talk and participated in a panel discussion regarding the collaborative law process for the Clearwater Bar Association.  What follows is a synopsis of my presentation. To explain the inefficiencies and cost of the typical litigated family law...