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Monthly Archives: May 2020

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Coronavirus-Related Criminal Charges On the Rise

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Anxiety levels are understandably high as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps through the U.S. and the rest of the world, with approximately one million infected as of early April. As a result, states such as Florida have issued Stay-at-Home Orders, and law enforcement is taking these orders seriously, arresting those who violate them by holding… Read More »

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Emergency Sole Child Custody Orders Being Granted Against First Responders in Pandemic

By William Wallshein P.A. |

The only family law issues that judges are making themselves available for at this time are emergency issues, such as domestic violence protection orders. In some cases, that also includes court orders granting one parent sole temporary custody of the children if a judge is convinced that one parent could expose the children to… Read More »

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The Coronavirus Brings a Number of Custody Complications for Some Divorce Parents

By William Wallshein P.A. |

As attorneys who practice family law here in Florida, we have been fielding a number of questions related to the coronavirus over the last few weeks, especially those related to child custody issues (or time sharing/parenting plans, as they are referred to in Florida). Many parents went from trying to figure out what to… Read More »

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11th Circuit Rules That Crime Victims’ Act Is Not Triggered Unless Criminal Charges Have Been Filed

By William Wallshein P.A. |

 In mid-April, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court made a decision upholding the non-prosecution agreement entered into between Jeffrey Epstein and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, which also effectively decided that the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) was never in effect and Epstein’s victims did not have the right to… Read More »

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