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Implications of New Free-Range Parenting Laws in Florida

Family law expert Lawrence Datz of Datz & Datz, P.A. appeared on WJXT TV-4’s New4Jax Morning Show Monday, May 28 to discuss some of the national media coverage of Utah’s new free-range parenting laws as well as what Florida parents need to know about our state’s child

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Liberty and Justice for All Includes #MeToo and Everyone Else

The concepts of “liberty and justice for all” are the essence of today’s “#METOO” and “#TIMESUP” movements, as it is for many who think the movements represent hypersensitivity.  I write this article not only as a family law attorney, but also as a former prosecutor in a

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Lawrence Datz Named 2018 Jacksonville Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

Lawrence Datz was recently named the 2018 Jacksonville Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Datz is the only local family law attorney to receive this recognition, which is voted on by his peers in the legal field.

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How Social Media Can Affect a Divorce Case

Social media, texts and online activities are playing a larger role in legal proceedings – especially those involving divorce and child care. Lawrence Datz recently wrote a guest column for the Ponte Vedra Recorder discussing the role social media can play in divorce cases. Below is the

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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

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Datz & Datz Recognized in Jacksonville Magazine “Best Lawyers” Edition

Datz & Datz was recently named one of Jacksonville’s “Best Lawyers” by Jacksonville Magazine. The firm was recognized for its excellent work in family law, divorce law and criminal defense. It was one of 24 lawyers or law firms selected in Northeast Florida. Read more about why

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Increase in Divorce Filings During January “Divorce Month”

January is known as “divorce month” among legal circles, as divorce filings in the U.S. surge at the start of the new year. In fact, the number of filings increases by one-third during January, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Lawrence Datz joined Melissa Ross

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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

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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.

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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

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