Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a federal holiday or a day off from school. It is a day to celebrate and recognize Dr. King’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement. Human Rights Activist Coretta Scott King once said about her husband, “On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love,…

Preparing for Hurricane Irma
201709.08
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Preparing for Hurricane Irma

On September 4th, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 declaring a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the State of Florida in response to Hurricane Irma – a major Category 4 storm approaching Florida. Governor Scott said, “Hurricane Irma is a major and life-threatening storm and Florida must be prepared.” Following this Executive Order, Governor…

Anatomy Of A (Celebrity) Divorce: Jolie-Pitt Part 5: Divorce Cases & Privacy
201702.24
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Anatomy Of A (Celebrity) Divorce: Jolie-Pitt Part 5: Divorce Cases & Privacy

*Divorce documents sealed At the end of 2016, Jolie and Pitt agreed to seal documents in their divorce and custody case. Angelina Jolie blamed Pitt for any and all damage experienced by their children resulting from the divorce. She contended that Pitt wants documents sealed because the public will discover his flawed parenting and abuse…

Anatomy Of A (Celebrity) Divorce: Jolie-Pitt Part 4: The Rocky Road To Resolving Child Custody
201702.23
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Anatomy Of A (Celebrity) Divorce: Jolie-Pitt Part 4: The Rocky Road To Resolving Child Custody

At the time of the filing of Jolie’s petition for divorce, It seemed the investigation by the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) into Brad Pitt’s alleged encounter with son, Malcolm, was on the verge of being closed as rumors of an FBI investigation being initiated surrounded the incident. Instead, the DCFS…

Anatomy Of A (Celebrity) Divorce: Jolie-Pitt Part 3: Their Pre-Nuptial Agreement Clearly Settles Their Financial Issues
201702.22
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Anatomy Of A (Celebrity) Divorce: Jolie-Pitt Part 3: Their Pre-Nuptial Agreement Clearly Settles Their Financial Issues

While the custody and visitation issues present the opportunity for contention and discord, the property rights of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt should be resolved amicably. Why? Reliable sources report that their prenuptial agreement is unequivocal as to the details of the division of their combined fortune of a reported $400 million. Thus, there should…

Anatomy Of A (Celebrity) Divorce: Jolie-Pitt Part 2 Temporary Custody Arrangement
201702.21
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Anatomy Of A (Celebrity) Divorce: Jolie-Pitt Part 2 Temporary Custody Arrangement

Divorce cases are dynamic processes that may continually change over time. Although Jolie originally did not request that Pitt pays her spousal or child support, the parties nonetheless commenced discussions of the following issues: Custody and visitation Temporary support for Angelina and the kids Permanent financial support Division of property In any divorce case, spouses…

Anatomy Of A (Celebrity) Divorce: Jolie-Pitt Part 1: The Case Filing
201702.20
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Anatomy Of A (Celebrity) Divorce: Jolie-Pitt Part 1: The Case Filing

At the end of the day, celebrities, like the rest of us, experience conflict in their personal relationships. They have similar problems, issues, and concerns when dissolving these relationships. The next series of blogs will examine and review the events of the ongoing divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The events unfolding in their…

New Senate Bill 668 Can Reduce Litigation in Divorces
201604.04
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New Senate Bill 668 Can Reduce Litigation in Divorces

Florida Governor Rick Scott just received the new senate bill 668 today. He has until April 19th, that’s only 15 calendar days, to sign or veto the bill. In actuality, this 668 bill will reduce litigation in divorces and reform Florida’s outdated family laws. Florida Family Law Reform, Inc. encourages everyone to contact the Governor each…

201411.16
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Man Busts a Move After Making Last Alimony Payment!

What’s a guy to do after he’s made his very last alimony payment at the bank? If you’re Memphis divorcé Ed Smith, you get down with your bad self and start break-dancing right there on the bank floor. Brittany Wong reports for The Huffington Post.

201410.28
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Super Lawyers Nominations End Next Week!

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Nominations for the 2015 list closes on Monday, November 3rd.