Former Governor Crist anticipates collaborative law process”.

On Feb. 24, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, R-St. Petersburg, filed for divorce. In his petition, Crist states that he anticipates that he and his wife will go through a “collaborative law process.”

Studies by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals show that nearly 90 percent of all collaborative cases end with a full agreement.

Like many people who value privacy, peace and respect, Crist plans on engaging in the collaborative divorce process. This means that he and his spouse will choose the sensible and humane way to move forward in their lives.

 

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New 2016 Fourth Judicial Circuit Time Sharing Guidelines

On October 5, 2016, Fourth Judicial Circuit Chief Administrative Law Judge Mahon issued the new time sharing guidelines. 2016-10-05-new-local-guidelines-for-visitation-and-time-sharing2016-10-05-new-long-distance-guidelines-for-visitation-and-time-sharing. These guidelines are incredibly helpful as you and your co-parent work through a meaningful time sharing schedule for your children and family.

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2016 Durational Alimony Cases of Interest

Kruse v. Levesque, 192 So.3d 1263 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2016). Trial court abused discretion by failing to award permanent alimony in 11 year marriage when wife was disabled and unable to return to work.

Ketcher v. Ketcher, 188 So.3d 991 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016). Award of $500 per month in alimony to Husband remanded on basis for amount not apparent from judgment. Trial court concluded Husband was voluntarily underemployed, but did not impute income nor articulate how voluntary underemployment impacted his need for alimony.

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