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6 TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS DURING SEPARATION AND DIVORCE:

6 TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS DURING SEPARATION AND DIVORCE: All families experience additional stress during celebrations and holidays, but recently separated and divorced families are often unprepared to face these stressors alone. As we head into the holidays, when everyone is expected to be happy and full of good cheer, your heart may be [...]

By | November 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alimony: If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again!

Posted on February 29, 2016by Gail Linscott SIlva Once again the Florida Legislature is hopeful of bringing an end to Permanent Alimony in Florida.  This is the fourth (4th) such attempt in four years and it appears that this year it may not just make it to the Governor’s desk, but could receive his approval. [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Steps to Litigate Your Divorce

Posted on July 21, 2014by Gail Linscott SIlva When a Judge tries a Dissolution of Marriage Case, he or she will use the acronym PEACE to prioritize the issues and reach a decision regarding your family. What is PEACE? It is the 5 Steps of consideration: 1. Parental Responsibility 2. Equitable Distribution 3. Alimony 4. [...]

By | July 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CAN THE COURT ORDER PARENTS TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT PAST THE AGE OF 18?

Posted on June 10, 2014by Gail Linscott SIlva YES.  There are 3 occasions when the Court may order parents to continue to pay child support for a child who is older than 18 years of age. 1.  When the parents agree and it is included in their marital settlement agreement and/or parenting plan.  Generally, once [...]

By | June 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UPDATE: THE 5TH DCA ALLOWS ADOPTION BY SAME SEX COUPLE TO STAND

Posted on May 30, 2014by Gail Linscott SIlva THE FOLLOWING OPINION IS NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE MOTION FOR REHEARING AND DISPOSITION G. P., Appellant, v. C. P., Appellee;Case No. 5D13-1766 COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, FIFTH DISTRICT, 2014 Fla. App. LEXIS 7815, May 21, 2014, Filed YOU MAY RECALL, THE BLOG I [...]

By | May 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Crucify him..crucify him”

Posted on April 16, 2014by Gail Linscott SIlva Emotions often lead to bad decision making, in life and in your divorce or custody case.  I could not help but think about the biblical context of this Easter season when I decided to write this article.  Last Sunday was Palm Sunday in the Christian realm.  It is the [...]

By | April 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you entitled to the tax exemption?

Posted on April 2, 2014by Gail Linscott SIlva Its that time of the year and the question always arises as to whether a parent can claim their child as a tax exemption if the other parent is not current in paying their child support. Florida Courts have said that where a final judgment provides that [...]

By | April 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Six Helpful Tips for Surviving Your Divorce Proceedings

Posted on January 31, 2014by Gail Linscott SIlva Many clients come to me in a highly emotional state of mind, facing an uncertain future and fearing the divorce process.  While I am the lawyer and my responsibility is to advise you as to all the possible scenarios and based upon your facts what future impact the [...]

By | January 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why I am Getting a Divorce in 2014

Posted on January 9, 2014by Gail Linscott SIlva I came across the blog entry below and was struck by the wisdom of the writer, Jarrid Wilson.. “Before you start assuming I will be leaving my wife, let me just tell you that’s just simply not the case. I’m looking to leave someone else. Someone you [...]

By | January 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments