The Marks Law Firm Blog and New Updates

Coaching Your Kids from the Sidelines

The Marks Law Firm, P.A. wants to encourage parents to get their children involved in sports.  Especially when a family is going through dynamic changes such as a separation or Divorce of the parents, the children often need the positive benefits that come from team activities and physical action. Participating in sports helps children develop […]

Protecting Individuals with Mental and Physical Disabilities in the Family Court System

In the family law arena, we often encounter individuals with physical or mental disabilities. The Court has implemented various safeguards for these persons in order to assure that they have fair and equal access to the justice system.   For children whose best interest may be unclear due to the current dissolution proceedings of their […]

Honoring those in Service: Amendments to the Statute regarding Timesharing for Men and Women in the Military

Determining the appropriate time sharing when a parent is in the military has been a long- standing issue due to deployment, re-assignment to a new base and other variables. Florida Statue 61.13002 allows a parent who is activated, deployed, or temporarily assigned to military service on orders in excess of 90 days and whose ability […]

Who Gets to Claim our Child as Dependent During our Divorce?

Many dissolution and paternity agreements and/or orders include a provision allowing a specified parent to claim a child.  Form 8332, available on the IRS website should be filled out every year where one spouse is entitled to take the dependency exemption. The form essentially transfers the exemption from one parent to the other as long […]

Judicial Procedures in Orlando Domestic Violence Injunctions

Domestic Violence is often a part of many Family Law cases. Each Domestic Violence situation is unique and must be individually examined by the Court. Prior to a Court making any decisions regarding Injunctions (commonly known as “Restraining Orders”), a Judge must consider whether the Petitioner (the person seeking the Injunction), has a legal right […]

The Child Abduction Prevention Act: Protecting our Children from the Dangers of Abduction by a Parent

Florida Statutes Section 61.45 was recently amended to create the “Child Abduction Prevention Act.”  This Act is beneficial when there is a concern about the risk of removal of a child from the state or country in violation of a parenting plan. This section includes new preventative and risk factors for the court’s consideration, as […]

Christian Legal Society National Conference Welcomes The Marks Law Firm

The Marks Law Firm, P.A., is excited to announce that we have been asked to present at the 2010 Christian Legal Society National Conference at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando! The Firm’s presentation is entitled “Pursuing a Family Law Ministry: Helping Families Survive and Thrive at a Critical Crossroads.” We will provide attendees with guidance […]