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Family Law and the Coronavirus

2020-04-15T18:51:32+00:00April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are doing well, health-wise.   As we all know the Coronavirus pandemic, in combination with falling financial and economic markets, has had a considerable “family law side-effect” on a large percentage of the population, especially when children are involved.   Our office has already received numerous [...]

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SUICIDE

2020-03-24T16:45:36+00:00March 24th, 2020|Assets, Back to School, Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, MEDIATION, Relocation|

March 24, 2020 Due to Covid-19 we are all “closed in” with our families, for long periods of time.  Even in good relationships, this can be challenging….  in homes where there is domestic violence, it can be deadly. If you are a victim of domestic violence, please know that services are still available to you!  [...]

COVID-19

2020-03-19T18:04:31+00:00March 19th, 2020|Assets, Back to School, Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, MEDIATION, Relocation, Uncategorized|

COVID-19, MARCH, 2020 At this time, our office staff will attend to all matters virtually, for at least the next two (2) weeks. We will still be readily available via telephone 954-776-2320 or email dbt@dbtracht or vo@dbtracht.com!   We are meeting our clients via FaceTime and other media sources.  There will be no disruption in business. [...]

EXPERT WITNESS

2019-10-04T09:51:42+00:00June 28th, 2019|Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, MEDIATION, Relocation, Uncategorized|

What is an expert witness?  Why are they important? An expert witness is someone who will come in and testify on your behalf, based on their expertise as to financial matters, therapeutic matters (some, but not all, due to privacy and protection), real estate, and a variety of other issues. They are important because they [...]

MEDIATION

2019-06-21T13:50:26+00:00June 21st, 2019|Assets, Back to School, Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, MEDIATION, Relocation|

Mediation is a process and is a great tool in the litigation process. Florida requires mediation prior to going into court.  It is always better to resolve your case yourselves rather than having a stranger (the Judge) who has thousands of other cases, hear your case and make a decision based, mostly on the law, [...]

SAME SEX MARRIAGE DIVORCE

2019-05-27T21:57:12+00:00May 27th, 2019|Assets, Back to School, Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, Relocation, Uncategorized|

Finally, the state of Florida has recognized same sex marriage for some time now.  Many ask, “If we break up, are the laws the same?”  The answer is yes. Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes governs dissolution of marriage, division of assets and liabilities, alimony, child issues and support and modifications, as well as other [...]

Divorce Investigation – Should I Hire a Private Investigator

2020-05-29T21:36:06+00:00May 15th, 2019|Divorce|

Is your partner/spouse cheating?  Are they buying and selling drugs?  Are they using drugs and placing the children in dangerous situations?  All these questions and answers are very important for the court to know.  Unfortunately, many times it becomes a “he said/she said” situation in court.  When proving infidelity in divorce, or drug use, [...]

DRUG ISSUES AFFECTING THE FAMILY

2019-05-06T16:08:37+00:00May 6th, 2019|Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, Relocation, Uncategorized|

Is the parent of your child abusing drugs?  This is a very serious problem in today’s world and is much more common than you might think and affects people in all walks of life.  Many times, the problem starts off innocently enough, with prescription drugs being administered after an accident or surgery.  Unfortunately, continued use [...]

ATTORNEY’S FEES

2019-04-13T00:33:56+00:00April 13th, 2019|Assets, Back to School, Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce|

How much is it going to cost? We get asked that question the most!  It is understandable that people are concerned about the cost.  However, keep in mind that the cost is going to vary based on a lot of things (kind of like buying a house or a car).  Considerations:  How long have you [...]

HIDING ASSETS

2019-04-10T00:21:54+00:00April 10th, 2019|Assets, Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, Relocation|

HIDING ASSETS Has your spouse been hiding assets?  If so, what can you do about it? First, do not let too much time pass after you suspect that your spouse is moving or hiding funds.  The sooner you act, the better, although the law does allow some “claw back” time for such issues. When assets [...]