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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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Pending Alimony Reform Poised to Affect Local Families

The Florida legislature is considering alimony reform which will dramatically affect those who will pay and receive alimony, and most divorce attorneys have a uniquely objective view on the subject. Typically, we represent equal numbers of alimony payors and recipients. The pending bills largely, though not entirely,

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Divorce Month

January is ominously nicknamed “Divorce Month” in legal circles. Local family law attorney Lawrence Datz discusses the uptick in divorce rates during the beginning of year and offers tips on making the divorce process easier for both sides and minimizing trauma for children involved.

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Gay Marriage Licenses Coming Soon

Lawrence Datz, family and marital law attorney from Datz & Datz, offered viewers insight on Florida’s potential legalization of same-sex marriage before it was passed in January 2015.

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