New Year, New Initiatives

Judge’s Corner New Year, New Initiatives By: Honorable Nushin G. Sayfie, Chief JudgeEmail: nsayfie@jud11.flcourts.org  “The New Normal” January 21, 2022 Whether we like it or not, whether we accept it or not, the pandemic was a game changer for the world and...

Holidays for Children

Judge’s Corner Holidays for Children   by Sandy Karlan, Esq., Former Circuit Court Judge karlanresolutions@gmail.com It’s the holiday season and no matter what holiday you celebrate, we have all come to expect that these will be joyous, fun-filled happy...

Co-Parenting: A View from the Bench by Judge Angélica D. Zayas

What Is Co-Parenting? Co-parenting can be described or defined in many ways. In the context of the Family Court, co-parenting can best be described as a parenting relationship where both parents assume joint responsibility for raising their child even though they are longer, or perhaps never were, together as a couple…

What Judges Want to Hear from Forensic Accountants (and the lawyers who call on them) in Family Court Proceedings by Judge David Young

Forensic Accountants serve an important function in many family law cases. This is true whether the case involves a divorce, equitable distribution of assets and liabilities, the award of alimony, the award of child support, or the award of fees and costs. While not all parties can afford the services of an accountant, it is quite helpful to the court when they can…

Chapter 61, Under Section 61.13 by Judge Marcia Caballero

Issues involving minor children can be the most difficult of all matters to be decided by the judge in a domestic relations or a family case. The presiding judge will consider all of the factors listed in Florida Statute 61 under Section 61.13 as well as any other relevant circumstances in determining what is in the child’s best interest and welfare…