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Co-parenting Decisions For School During COVID-19

For many people, there never has been a more challenging time to co-parent! COVID-19 keeps changing everything including work, school and daycare. Many schools still haven’t identified final plans even though school is expected to start in just a few short weeks. Making matters more difficult is that parenting plans and the courts never anticipated […]

Change In Financial Circumstances During COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak is here, and it seems like a difficult time to speak about money, but this COVID-19 crisis is causing enormous financial strain on many families. Often, legal intervention is needed to obtain resolution. I am going to provide some brief considerations for those who may be facing financial strains in family law […]

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Seminole County COVID-19 Time-Sharing Guidelines

The 18th Judicial Circuit, which includes Seminole County, has issued a significant and comprehensive Administrative Order 20-18 regarding time-sharing with children during the COVID-19 crisis. Some provisions include: How exchanges should occur; What time-sharing schedules should be followed; Video conferencing procedures; Notice that enforcement hearings will not be heard by the court until the Executive […]

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An Alternative To Notarizing Family Law Documents During COVID-19

The Florida Supreme Court suspended the need to have many (but not all) Florida Family Law Forms which are required to be notarized or signed in the presence of a clerk during. Instead of a notarization, a party may include a statement before the filer’s signature: Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have […]

Ninth Judicial Circuit Issues Amended Emergency Family Law Temporary Order

The Ninth Judicial Circuit (Orange and Osceola counties) has issued an Amended Emergency Temporary Standing Administrative Order 2020-07-01 signed March 27th 2020. The order addresses urgent family law matters arising from the COVID-19 / coronavirus crisis. The order addresses parental responsibility, time-sharing, emergency motions and hearings, communications, guidance for self-represented parties, and related family law […]