Upcoming Speaking Engagement

I will be speaking at the Family Court Services, Lunch & Learn discussion series in Miami on Wednesday, November 14th. I will be discussing how to keep calm and survive a Florida licensing board, Florida Bar or Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission complaint....

Divorce Fraud: Student Loans

This is kind of scary for Halloween. Market Watch has an interesting article about a husband who paid off his wife’s student loans during their very short marriage, and his wife thanked him by filing for divorce after a mere 24 months of marriage. Was the husband the...

International Custody and Abductions

Can you go to jail for helping parents abduct their own children? A few people in Australia face criminal charges for violation of international custody orders and could go to jail on child abduction charges. Who Can it be Now? A vigilante group that allegedly...

New Divorce Expert Witness Rule

Few people know that in 2013 Florida passed a law changing how divorce expert witnesses could testify in family law cases. Many people warned that the new law may be unconstitutional because of the way it passed, but waited for the Florida Supreme Court to decide....

Pet custody is going to California

Pet custody is closer to becoming a reality after California passed a law making pets community property but letting judges decide who gets to keep them. What is Florida’s law on pet custody? California Dreaming All the leaves are brown, and the sky may be grey, but...

Divorce Privacy

Like any optimist, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison is hoping divorce privacy laws will keep his personal history from impacting his campaign to become Minnesota attorney general. That may be difficult with the Star Tribune suing to unseal his divorce records. Minnesota...

Custody and Free Speech

Can a judge order you not to post photos of your child on Facebook or other social media? A case out of Oklahoma shows how child custody rulings can crash into your First Amendment rights. Oklahoma: Like the Play, Only No Singing According to reports, Sabrina Stone...

Hollaback Girls Mediate Custody

Singer, Gwen Stefani and her ex-husband, Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale, are trying to reduce the ‘misery’ of ‘people at war’ and mediate their child custody problems years after finalizing their divorce. But, how does a court resolve child...

Divorce Games

Unless you’re a total noob, got hit by a ‘bolt’, or simply have ‘no-skin’, you’ve probably heard about the wildly successful computer game “Fortnite.” Like ‘football widows’ of old though, spouses who are married to “Fortnite”...

Alimony Home Run

Major League Baseball’s Pete Rose said in court documents he’s in “poor health” as he attempts to finalize a divorce from his estranged wife, Carol Rose, so he can marry girlfriend Kiana Kim. Pete Rose is looking to score a home run by limiting his...