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2020: A New Year, A New Office

After 20 years, we are relocating to a new office to better serve our clients. Still located in downtown Orlando, we will be moving around the corner to the Fairwinds Bank Tower. The new space offers on-site parking, 24-hour security, and more room for our growing firm. We have been in our original offices in the Angebilt Building for over 20 years. While the old office hold quite a few memories, moving the office is necessary to better serve our clients. For our entire staff, the Angebilt has served as a second home, and during some hurricanes, it literally became a...

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Will Alimony Reform Pass in the Florida Legislature in 2020

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Alimony Reform in Florida— A Hot Topic in 2020 Will Alimony Reform Pass This time? Alimony reform has been a controversial topic in the Florida Legislature over the past decade. In 2013, alimony reform was passed in both the Florida House and Senate but was ultimately vetoed by then Gov. Scott. Alimony reform was again presented in 2016, but due to a controversial child custody component, it was also vetoed. In 2020, alimony reform is back again as House bill 843, HB 843. On Dec. 3, 2019, Rep. Alex Andrade of Gulf Breeze, Florida, filed the latest version of the alimony reform...

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5 Tips to Getting Divorced in 2020

The beginning of the year is usually a busy time for divorce lawyers. Divorce filings typically begin to spike in January and continue through March when filings peak. As the post-holiday season concludes with a return back to reality, some couples reevaluate their future together. Many individuals utilize the new year as a time to reevaluate their options and educate themselves about divorce. If you are contemplating a divorce, it is important to consult with a divorce attorney to learn your options and decide the best way to proceed forward. If you decide to meet with a divorce attorney to...

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Tort Reform – The Devil’s Greatest Trick

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The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist. For years, insurance companies have pushed ad campaigns and marketing efforts encouraging tort reform. Pointing to frivolous lawsuits, insurance companies have tried to convince the public that tort reform is a necessity. In fact, the reality is quite different. If you or a loved one have been in an accident, you may understand why tort reform is not good for anyone, except the insurance companies. We have all heard stories of frivolous cases, which have been parodied in movies and television for decades. The McDonald’s coffee...

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Surviving the Holidays After Divorce

Nothing disrupts holiday cheer quite like the fresh wound of a divorce. At first, most divorced couples find it difficult to adjust to the holidays. While you may or may not have your children on certain holidays in any given year, it is important to remember that holidays are about celebrating with family and friends and don’t have to occur on one specific day. Children usually won’t complain about celebrating a holiday twice, especially if it involves receiving gifts. While gifts are always nice, remember that gifts don’t need to be purchased to appreciate the holidays. With separation and divorce,...

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Helping our Community One Helmet at a Time

As we approach the holiday season, we look for ways to help our community. One of our traditions of giving back is donating bikes to the News Junkie’s annual holiday bike drive. For years, we have worked with The News Junkie, a local radio show on Real Radio 104.1FM by donating bikes for their annual bike drive. During 2016, we donated 122 bikes, and in 2017, we were able to provide 116 bikes. This year, we wanted to go one step further so we have decided to match every bike donated. The program focuses on providing bikes for children in...

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