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Abuse of Emergency Motions: Abusing the System to Protect from Abuse

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Although our offices are located in Orlando and Tampa, I take cases all over the state of Florida. In the last few days, I have appeared in Hillsborough and Sarasota Counties and will most likely appear in several other courts next week. Seasoned attorneys recognize that courts rarely grant emergency relief. However, attorneys repeatedly file emergency motions only to be denied the relief that they are requesting. What constitutes an emergency to the client and what constitutes an emergency to the court are too very different things. Filing a frivolous emergency motion comes with great risk both to the attorney...

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Divorcing When Your Child Has ADHD

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Over the past few weeks, I have seen a repeated theme in several timesharing (commonly known as custody) hearings. Parents with children diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are routinely arguing over whether the child should be administered medication. The parent in favor of medication attempts to disparage the other parent by stating that the parent routinely fails to provide the medication to the child. Failing to administer medication to a child is a basis to deem an individual unfit to care for a minor child. The parent against the medication states that they are not failing to...

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Divorce In Florida

[audio mp3="http://www.dewittlaw.com/audio/42912-DivorceinFlorida.mp3"] View all of DeWitt Law's Florida Family Law practice areas. Transcription: Speaker 1:        Thanks for listening to WDBO’s Ask the Experts weekend. Our experts are ready to answer your questions and help you out. Ask the Experts weekend on FM 96.5 NewsTalk WDBO.Speaker 2:       Sunday morning. Welcome to the Dewitt Law Review right here every Sunday weekend together at 10 o’clock and we talk about things that are most pertinent in today’s society especially for our listeners of FM 96.5 NewsTalk WDBO. Sherri DeWitt, let’s tell you a little bit about our attorney today. She is a Cornell graduate, an editor...

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