Are Florida Juvenile Records Really Confidential?

Melbourne Civil Litigation Attorney

Most people believe that juvenile records in the state of Florida are confidential. However, this is not necessarily true. Some juvenile criminal records in the state are not confidential. Specifically, juvenile felony arrests in the state of Florida are not confidential. The confidentiality status of a juvenile record in Florida depends on which government agency is handling the information, as well as the nature of the charge.  Read More

Where Does Florida Alimony Reform Stand?

Florida’s alimony reform movement has persisted for the past six years. Unfortunately, the battle to reform alimony in our state has affected c of Florida spouses. Specifically, wives who were in long-term marriages and “homemakers” are now in their 50s and 60s. 

Since these women often spent decades supporting their husbands’ education and careers, they missed many of their own career and educational opportunities. After years of tending to homes, children, and marriages, these women could be left in dire financial situations if alimony reform in Florida passes. This is because reform would end to their monthly alimony payments.    Read More

What Happens When Your Ex Stops Making Child Support Payments?

Photo of a Family Separated by Divorce as Mother Begs for Child Support Payments

Each state in the United States determines how child support will be enforced, and Florida is no exception. Generally speaking, child support is determined by the courts and based on numerous factors, including the number of children involved, parenting time, and income. In the state of Florida, a supporting parent earning minimum wage must pay $74 in child support for one child. This is the minimum amount of child support that could be paid. Read More