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Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, includes mediation and arbitration. These are methods that parties can choose to pursue as an alternative to litigation. Many parties seek ADR as a viable option because it can be cheaper, more amicable, and efficient. There are many benefits to pursuing mediation for family law cases, including better outcomes… Read More »

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How Will COVID-19 Affect Holidays for Divorced Families?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

If you are divorced with children or currently separated with children, you likely drafted a marital settlement agreement. That agreement, or MSA, governs child custody, education, healthcare, tax deductions, as well as which parent spends time with the child on which holiday. Some parents choose to alternate holidays like Thanksgiving every other year, or… Read More »

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Alcohol Abuse Increase During COVID-19 & Its Impact On Child Custody

By William Wallshein P.A. |

At least 50 percent of all students in the US (K through 12) are currently being homeschooled due to COVID-19, which typically requires that, for certain ages, a parent supervise their education throughout the day. Meanwhile, many of these parents are simultaneously trying to keep up with their own jobs while working from home. … Read More »

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Criminal Cases and Diversion Eligibility

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Were you recently arrested for a misdemeanor offense, and not sure what your next step should be? Were you arrested for driving while suspended, or is your child facing criminal charges? If so, you may be eligible for entry into a diversion program. Florida Pretrial Diversion programs are designed to route defendants to a… Read More »

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The Confusion Over When Discipline & Spanking Turn into Child Abuse Accusations

By William Wallshein P.A. |

There is no question that parenting during the pandemic has been difficult for many, especially divorced or otherwise separated parents who disagree with each other about issues related to raising their child, such as corporal punishment. Even though 65 to 80 percent of US parents spank their children, sometimes disagreements between parents over issues… Read More »

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The First Step Act Fails to Provide the Relief It Promised to Drug Offenders Serving Unfair, Lengthy Sentences

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Many had high hopes for the First Step Act, which promised to slash sentences for a number of nonviolent drug offenders. Perhaps most importantly, it would also retroactively apply the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act to those who had been unfairly punished in terms of sentencing for crack cocaine offenses prior to 2010. And, for… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Asked to Review Case Involving Synthetic Marijuana Manufacturer Assigned Partial Fault for Homicide

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In late August, family members of three people who were killed in an accident by a driver who was allegedly high on synthetic marijuana (known as “spice”) and was speeding, asked that the Florida Supreme Court review an appeal of a case that could have significant consequences for criminal defendants who end up committing… Read More »

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Addressing Sexual Abuse in Child Custody Cases

By William Wallshein P.A. |

One of the most difficult issues that we tackle as family law practitioners is the issue of child sex abuse accusations in child custody proceedings. These accusations typically involve the child’s mother expressing concerns that the child’s father is inappropriately touching and/or assaulting the child and, as a result, visitation and/or custody should be… Read More »

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Addressing 529 College Savings Accounts for Your Child in Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Just as arguing over assets is one aspect of some divorces. The treatment of 529 and custodial college savings accounts is an increasingly common issue for some divorcing parents, and therefore for family law attorneys as well. What will happen to the account, who will manage it, how it should be addressed in the… Read More »

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New Study Reveals That Police Exhibit “Persistent Racial Bias” In Traffic Stops, Searches & Seizures, Which Has Significant Implications for Drug Arrests & Charges

By William Wallshein P.A. |

According to a new study, regardless of whether a police officer is from a municipal police department, or state patrol agency, the decisions that they make to pull over and search motorists are often affected by “persistent racial bias,” whereby not only are Black drivers more frequently pulled over due to their race, but… Read More »

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