Each week on More 2 Know, our host Brittany Shaw talks to informative people about informative things. This week on More 2 Know, Brittany talks to Summer Nichols from Summer Nichols Law. Summer R. Nichols is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. Mrs. Nichols received her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s…

Each week on 5 Minutes With, our host Howard Wolpoff talks to buzz worthy people about buzz worthy things. This week, Howard talks to Summer Nichols from Summer Nichol Law. Summer Nichols from Summer Nichols Law. Summer R. Nichols is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. Mrs. Nichols received her…

“Non-marital” assets are those which are not taken into consideration during a divorce.  They are assets which belong solely to the spouse who owns them.  Period. “Non-marital” assets and debts include: 1. Assets acquired and liabilities incurred by either party prior to the marriage, and assets acquired and liabilities incurred in exchange for such assets and…

Whose duty it is to have an Income Deduction Order entered for child support or alimony purposes when the order is silent as to whose duty it is, Obligor (Payor) or Obligee (Payee)? Florida Statute § 61.1301(2)(a) states that the obligee or his or her agent shall serve an income deduction order and notice to payor. …

Can the Court base a retroactive child support calculation simply on what a party is making now? Under F.S.A. § 61.30(17), an initial support award in a dissolution proceeding may be made retroactive to the date of the parents’ separation, but not more than 24 months before the filing of the petition. When determining a retroactive award, the…

Did you know there is a Duval County Court approved website that allows parents to share information online regarding their parenting schedules, school events, keep track of child support and medical expenses, etc.?  The website is www.OurFamilyWizard.com. Judge Karen Cole, 4th Circuit, Duval County Family Law Judge, recently ordered the parties in one of my paternity…

How much pornography is on the computer?  Is there child pornography?  How did it get there?  Did your children have access to view this pornography, even if access was unintentional? The answers to these questions will assist in determining whether criminal charges can be brought and if and how the existence of the pornography will…

Section 751.01 – 751.05, Florida Statutes (2011) permits an extended family member to file for temporary or concurrent custody of a minor child.  Here in Duval County, there is a $401 filing fee for this type of Petition. The purpose of this law is to allow an extended family member (a relative of the child…

You may already know that Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes, has many requirements that must be fulfilled by a parent wishing to relocate with a child(ren), when that parent has been awarded, by court order, the status of residential parent, or has majortiy time-sharing with the minor child(ren).  Such requirements include filing a Petition, attaching any official…

Parents who file separate tax returns cannot both claim the same children as tax exemptions, this includes divorced parents, unmarried parents or married parents who are filing separately. The IRS may audit both returns if it discovers this error on one parent’s return.  The general IRS rule is that the parent who has physical custody…

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