Category: Uncategorized

Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

As more Americans become pet owners, “custody” of pets has become a growing issue. The Ponte Vedra Recorder published a column from Lawrence Datz about what happens to pets during a divorce. See the full text below:  Americans unsurprisingly love their pets. In fact, 68 percent of U.S. households have at least one pet, according […]

Read More

Divorce & Children’s Issues During the Holiday Season

During the holiday season, many children from divorced families are splitting time between their parent’s homes. Children’s issues in family law vary from state to state, with Florida retiring terms like “custody” and “visitation” in favor of establishing overall “shared parenting plans” and “timesharing.” Lawrence Datz, a family law attorney and partner at Datz & […]

Read More

Jews Divorcing in a Secular Society

The following column was published in the Jacksonville Jewish News September issue.  Jews who marry are less likely to divorce than the current Florida average for all divorces, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Still, divorces are fairly common in both Jewish and interfaith marriages. Although these divorces are largely like any other, […]

Read More

Impacts of the Ashley Madison Hack on Divorce Cases

The recent release of data stolen from the infidelity dating site Ashley Madison has generated conversations worldwide about online privacy, adultery and, of course, divorce. For those who have been deeply hurt by the leaked data and are thinking about a divorce, they may have questions… Is it legal for someone who learns of his/her spouse’s infidelity through […]

Read More