Two alimony reform bills being considered by the Florida Legislature would significantly change divorce and child custody laws in this state, according to Jacksonville family law attorney Lawrence Datz, former president of Florida’s Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Datz discussed the proposals this morning with WJXT’s Morning Show host Jennifer Waugh. Legislative proposals were […]
January is often referred to as “the divorce month” among legal circles due to the surge in divorce filings in the U.S. at the start of each new year. In fact, the number of filings increases by an average of one-third during January each year, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Lawrence Datz, […]
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 on WJCT’s First Coast Connect to discuss the […]
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 & […]
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 […]
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, these agreements have the power to protect both […]
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.