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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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Importance of Prenuptial Agreements

No one wants to go into a marriage already expecting the worst, but even the most seemingly stable couples can hit bumps in the road that tear them apart (i.e. Miranda Lambert/Blake Shelton, Jennifer Garner/Ben Affleck). While many have negative misconceptions about prenuptial agreements from celebrity cases,

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Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal Nationwide

The U.S. Supreme Court sent down a historic ruling this week that same-sex marriages are constitutional across the country. Lawrence Datz, family and marital law attorney from Datz & Datz, appeared on WJXT to further clarify what this ruling means for existing same-sex marriages across state lines. He

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