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The United States Supreme Court Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage as a Constitutional Right

By: Julia Wyda On Friday, June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its 5-4 ruling in favor of marriage equality, finding that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. There were two questions before the Court.  First, whether states could ban same-sex marriage.  Second, whether states were required to recognize lawful marriages [...]

By | July 1st, 2015|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

New Rules Affecting Mortgage Loans

By: Daniel P.J. O'Connor In January 2015, new mortgage rules were promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  If you are to believe the statement of the Director of the Bureau, these rules are designed to take lending back to the basics.  In a nutshell, these rules require two questions to be answered in the [...]

By | June 30th, 2015|Blog, Real Estate|

Estate Planning: Choose Your Trustee (and Other Fiduciaries) Wisely

By: Ronald L. Siegel In the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Harrison Ford and others had to make a choice which would either result in prosperity, or if they chose wrongly, impending doom.  As the Grail Knight said in the movie, “choose wisely.”  This analogy can be easily applied to the selection of [...]

By | June 25th, 2015|Blog, Estate Planning|

How to Calculate the Marital Portion of Passive Appreciation of Non-Marital Property During Marriage Under Florida Law

By: Jonathan Schiller In general, an asset acquired prior to marriage is a non-marital asset that is not subject to equitable distribution under Florida law.  However, Section 61.075(6)(a) 1(b), Fla. Stat., states, in pertinent part, that a marital asset includes “the enhancement in value and appreciation of non-marital assets resulting either from the efforts of [...]

By | May 15th, 2015|Blog, Divorce, Marital & Family Law|

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance: To Err is Human; To Insure, Divine.

By: Harris Solomon Let’s face it, people make mistakes.  And sometimes those mistakes concern decisions and actions that occur while managing a company.  The mistake may not only be costly for the company, but it may also be costly for the individual who took the action, directed someone else to act, failed to act when [...]

By | May 4th, 2015|Blog, Business Law, Business Litigation|

Brinkley Morgan to Host Complimentary Family Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals on May 8

Brinkley Morgan, a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, is hosting a complimentary continuing education seminar for certified public accountants and other accounting professionals on Friday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel, 2000 N.W. 19th St. in Boca Raton. The free breakfast [...]

By | April 22nd, 2015|Press Release|

Divorce Law: Dissipation of Marital Assets and the Effect on the Distribution of Marital Assets and Liabilities

By: John N. Lambros Florida Courts begin with the premise that the distribution of marital assets and liabilities should be equal, unless there is a justification for an unequal distribution.   In considering the distribution, the Court must take into consideration a variety of statutory factors.  One of the factors available for consideration is “the intentional [...]

By | April 20th, 2015|Blog, Divorce, Marital & Family Law|

Brinkley Morgan Participates in Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival

Brinkley Morgan, a full-service South Florida law firm established in 1975, recently participated in the seventh annual Miami Beach Gay Pride festival at Lummus Park in Miami Beach, Fla. The two-day festival, which took place on April 11th and 12th, was hosted with the support of Miami-Dade County and various local affiliates, as a celebration [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Community, Press Release|

Probate Litigation in Florida

By: Brent V. Trapana Probate litigation is no stranger to South Florida.  While it is impossible to absolutely prevent a lawsuit involving your estate after your death, it is possible to take precautionary measures to help reduce the likelihood of such litigation.   Many people wait until it is “almost” too late when they start to [...]

By | April 13th, 2015|Blog, Estate Planning|

Florida’s Alimony Law – Time for a Change, Again.

By: Jodi Furr Colton About five years ago, the Florida legislature made a substantial change in the alimony law, F.S. 61.08.  The alimony statute was revised to create multiple types of alimony – rehabilitative, bridge-the-gap, durational, and permanent—and to categorize marriages as short-term, long-term and moderate duration, each of which presumed a particular “type” of [...]

By | April 8th, 2015|Blog, Divorce, Marital & Family Law|