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Does Animal Abuse Link with Domestic Violence?

Since domestic violence is rooted in one person’s need for power and control over another person in a relationship, it’s not surprising that abusive behavior toward animals is often found to go hand in hand with domestic violence. In fact, abuse of family pets can often be a warning sign that family members are either...

On January 6, 2015, circuit court clerks across the state began issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples in response to a federal judge’s ruling that Florida’s legal ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional. Many court clerks intended to continue performing marriages for both same sex and heterosexual couples, while a few decided to...

What Happens to Your Exclusive Use and Possession of the Marital Home When Your Former Spouse Remarries and Dies?

A common award in divorces is the temporary exclusive use and possession of the marital home until the youngest minor child turns age eighteen or graduates from high school.  Usually the divorcing spouses must sell the home and split the proceeds when the period of exclusive use and possession ends.  Rarely is any consideration given...

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