Divorce Advice for Men: 8 Common Mistakes That Destroy Leverage

Men can face very specific repercussions during and after a divorce. By not committing the following common mistakes, they can at least minimize the damage they do to their lifestyle, their assets, and their children’s lives.

Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer When You First Meet

What exactly are you supposed to ask the divorce lawyer at your first meeting?  If you’re like most individuals going through a divorce, you have no clue what is important and what is not. We are going to help you out.  Below is an exhaustive list of questions that you should ask the divorce lawyer you …

Case Management Conference and Your Florida Divorce

At the basic level, a case management conference is like a “status check” for the judge to check on the case. The judge can make sure everything is moving along just fine, and offer the parties the opportunity to ask for any help they might need.

Challenging Prenuptial Agreements in Florida Divorce

Prenuptial agreements are looked at with much greater scrutiny by the Courts than an average contract.  When analyzing a prenup, the Court will carefully examine the circumstances surrounding the agreement.  This is because the Court knows that when two people execute a prenuptial agreement they are in an emotionally complex situation as two people in …

Handling Impaired Parents in a Florida Child Custody Case

A parent must be able to identify an impaired parent and prove it to the court to protect their child. Here we discuss how its done.

Using Social Investigation to Make a Parenting Plan Recommendation

What you do when the parents just can’t come to an agreement on what parenting plan is best for the children? The most under utilized option is to get an expert involved to do a Social investigation.

Top 30 Florida Parenting Classes For Divorce Courses

Florida law requires every parent involved in a divorce proceeding to take an educational parenting course. It doesn’t matter if you’re the worst parent or the best parent in the world; this is a mandatory course and is a bare minimum of education for both parents in Florida divorce.

Parenting Plans: Avoiding An Agonizing Custody Settlement

We require our clients with children to read this post. That’s because they need to understand how important the parenting plan in a Florida child custody case is in spelling out the rules of the road today and tomorrow. You will turn to this document when there is a conflict with the other parent again and again until …

When Your Ex Won’t Pay Alimony or Child Support [What to Do]

“He is not paying his child support and alimony” What good is going through the Court to get an order to collect child support and alimony if your ex (who is a non-custodial parent) is just going to ignore it? The answer is — very good. You just need to make sure you active to …

The Divorce Process: An all-inclusive roadmap to success

There is a better way to go through the divorce process. And that better way is outlined below. It a process that we designed at Denmon Pearlman so that we can: Reorganize your family after dissolving a problematic marriage; Minimize the time the process takes; Divide assets and debts of the marriage fairly and mutually beneficial when …

A Simple Marital Settlement Agreement in Florida [Samples & Template]

You know you need a settlement agreement to finalize your divorce. But it’s pretty hard to visualize what a marital settlement agreement looks like without seeing one. Below we have a text version of a marital property agreement actually used by our firm to resolve a divorce case with assets, debts, children, and support. Even better, …

Deposition Objections: A Comprehensive Cheat Sheet + FAQs

The rules and procedures controlling depositions are neither technical nor complex. Yet many lawyers either don’t understand these rules. And many lawyers who do understand the rules of the game are quick to take advantage of an adversary who does not. This page is a cheat sheet that answers those terrible questions that tend to pop …

Last Will and Testament Florida: Requirements for a Valid Will in Florida

Each state has different requirements for Last Will & Testaments. Some states allow Holographic Wills. Holographic wills are written in the testator’s own handwriting and are signed by the testator. Witnesses are generally required, but they do not have to witness the actual signing of the will, they only have sign/attest to the will being …

Power of Attorney: Make Sure The Power Is In The Right Hands

How do you make sure the right decision get made on your behalf if your away? Perhaps you are travelling out of the County and the kids are staying with Grandma.  You need to make sure grandma has the authority to make decisions on your behalf  in case of emergency. There is a formal document you …

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust: A Sure-Fire Way to Bring Down Taxes

A primary estate planning goal is to minimize the amount of taxes that have to be paid out of the estate. Consider the proceeds from your life insurance policy after you are gone. Often a life insurance policy proceed that gets paid out can be quite heavy and big. In fact, it’s often one of the …

The Estate Lawyer Advantage | Through the Probate Process

The Estate Lawyer Advantage; How the right lawyer can save you time and money (while protecting you) during the probate process. Your loved one has passed. He or she knew that you were a trustworthy, reliable, and competent individual. And so you were named as the personal representative or fiduciary to make sure that the …

Planning for Incapacity: A Solid Way to Avoid Catastrophe

What happens if you end up in a hospital with a grave medical condition and or otherwise unable to make a financial decision or health care decision for yourself. You’re incapacitated, terminally ill, or your medical condition or otherwise. Who’s going to help make those decisions for you with the doctor on your behalf? If …

Estate Planning Checklist: How To Protect Your Family

You’ve worked hard during your lifetime which is why a comprehensive estate plan is vital to your family.  Countless hours at work. Late nights and weekends. You toiled away to be able to provide for yourself and your family. And along the way you start at the point something aside for your future. Something to retire …

Learn Your Options if Arrested for a Crime in Florida

Criminal charges are pending.  What can you do?  What are your options? Learn your options if arrested for a crime in Florida. Depending on your factual circumstances and criminal background there are an array of options for you if arrested for a crime in Florida. We discuss them generally below. Seek Dismissal This is the “homerun” …

36 DUI Defense Strategies That Work

I can’t think of an area of criminal defense that has more potential defenses than DUI. To give you a glimpse of how we think about this stuff, we have put together a list of  36 of our favorite theories of defense in DUI case. Now some of these are pretrial defenses.  That means we …

Outstanding Warrant: An Attorney’s Quick Guide in Tampa, Florida

“I think a warrant has been issued for my arrest!”. We’ve got you covered with a guide on arrest warrants in Tampa Bay, Florida!  Thinking that there is an outstanding arrest warrant and knowing that the police might bang on your door at any moment is trying and stressful.  But take a deep breath, we have …

Reducing a DUI to a Reckless Driving

Reducing a DUI to reckless driving in Florida is not uncommon for individuals that’ve been arrested for driving under the influence, especially if they already understand the advantages. Unfortunately, it’s hard to surmise if your case is a good candidate at the initial or secondary consultation with an attorney.  For one, you haven’t been assigned a …

How to Get a Possession Charge Dropped

Drug Possession Charges in Florida Florida criminalizes drug possession charges. We call these drugs controlled substances, and they are itemized in Florida’s laws. The average sentence for drug possession charges is anywhere between 15 days and 10 years depending on your history and type of possession charge.  List of Drug Charges in Florida Florida has a …

Florida Divorce Forms – The Definitive Guide

Divorce covers a wide array of financial and non-financial issues. Not surprisingly, there is a corresponding array of documents, also known as pleadings or forms, which are filed with the Court in Florida divorce cases. Divorce is Technically a Lawsuit This guide covers every type of Florida divorce pleadings or Florida divorce documents that get filed …