Premarital Agreements in Florida

By John N. Lambros, Esq. What is a Premarital Agreement and Why Do I Need One? Generally, a premarital agreement is a contract made between two persons who are contemplating marriage. The contract contains language indicating it is effective upon marriage. The premarital agreement sets forth the rights and obligations of each party in [...]

By |2020-08-10T16:34:07-04:00August 10th, 2020|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

How THE SECURE ACT Affects your Retirement Plans

By Ronald L. Siegel, Esq. On December 20, 2019, a new law was passed that has a significant impact on almost all tax deferred retirement accounts, including IRAs and 401(k)s.   Although several of the provisions are of benefit to some taxpayers, a major provision of the legislation is very unfavorable. Increase in Age for [...]

By |2020-06-10T15:29:29-04:00June 10th, 2020|Blog, Estate Planning|

Personal Representatives: Qualifications and Preference in Appointment

By George J. Taylor, Esq. As an estate litigator, I have represented beneficiaries challenging the appointment of the named personal representative, and I have represented named personal representatives defending their appointment to serve as the fiduciary of the estate.  This article will give you a brief overview of the role of the personal representative [...]

By |2020-06-05T13:35:59-04:00June 5th, 2020|Blog|

Yes, Timesharing Occurs During a Pandemic

By Dominique Sciullo-Craig, Esq. The recent social and economic pandemic of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), is presenting novel questions for most families who have turned to the courts to resolve their marital or family law disputes. A line of Florida Supreme Court Administrative Orders now limits in-person, court appearances to “essential” proceedings until July [...]

By |2020-06-03T15:17:39-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

Seeking Protection Against Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Isolation

By Jonathan Z. Schiller, Esq. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, intimate partner violence, more commonly referred to as domestic violence, affects 10 million people each year in the U.S. Under normal circumstances, over 20,000 calls are placed each day to domestic violence hotlines across the country.  As the government has ordered [...]

By |2020-05-11T12:12:37-04:00May 11th, 2020|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

New Florida Law Voids Certain Non-Compete Agreements for Physicians

By Mark A. Levy, Esq. In this day and age, many types of employees and contractors are required to sign non-compete agreements, and such agreements are widely used in the medical field.  In Florida, these agreements are generally upheld as valid so long as they are reasonable in terms of time and geographic scope, [...]

By |2019-10-11T11:44:04-04:00October 11th, 2019|Blog, Business Law, Business Litigation|