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Syprett Meshad president Attorney Michael Resnick will be a judge in Mock Trial Competition

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Syprett Meshad president, Attorney Michael Resnick, will be a scoring judge in this weekend’s 12th Judicial Circuit High School Mock Trial Competition, organized by the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association. The event will give Manatee and Sarasota high school students an opportunity to explore their interest in the legal professional by .. read more

Sarasota Family Law Attorney Peter Krotec Recognized Among “10 Best” List

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Sarasota Family Law Attorney Peter J. Krotec has been recognized by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as a 2015 “10 Best” attorney in Florida, in the practice area of Family Law. Rated AV Preeminent® by the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, Attorney Krotec has been practicing marital and family law in Sarasota since 1989, when .. read more

Navigating Divorce: Equitable Distribution, Parenting Plans & More

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Dissolution of a marriage, or divorce, is one of the most difficult challenges a couple or a family will ever face. From the initial petition for divorce, to developing parenting plans, to navigating the sometimes thorny issues of equitable distribution of property and alimony, there are many crucial steps along the way to dissolving a .. read more

Before You Ask for a Divorce

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Syprett Meshad President and Family Law Attorney Michael L. Resnick appeared recently on ABC 7’s popular “Suncoast View” television program to discuss marital law and issues surrounding divorce. In the program, which aired Thursday, August 20, 2015, Mr. Resnick provided strategic tips for married persons who are thinking of divorce — steps they should consider .. read more

Florida Ruling Puts Same Sex Couples on Even Plane in Divorce

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On April 24, 2015, the Florida 2nd District Court of Appeals, in the case of Brandon-Thomas v Brandon-Thomas, held that a Florida court can take jurisdiction over a same-sex couple’s divorce case. Danielle and Krista were legally married in Massachusetts in 2012, and subsequently moved to Florida. Danielle filed a petition for dissolution of marriage .. read more

Florida same-sex marriage: legal considerations for same-sex couples

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Today, January 6, 2015, marks the first day on which same sex marriage licenses may be legally issued in Florida; and the right to marry is now being exercised by same-sex couples throughout the state. These marriages will provide the same legal status and protections to same-sex couples as have been available to married couples .. read more

On January 6th, 2015, posted in: Articles, Family Law by Tags: , , , ,

Electronic Evidence: Friend or Foe?

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The vengeful message designed to let your ex know exactly how evil he/she is, and why you are better off alone. Everyone who goes through a break up has been tempted to do it, and every family law attorney in the country warns against it. Whether it’s a picture flaunting a new love interest, a .. read more

On March 12th, 2013, posted in: Advice, Divorce, Family Law by Tags: , ,

Keeping Insurance Coverage In a Divorce

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When one spouse provides insurance coverage to their family under a group insurance plan, the other spouse is often concerned that they, and possibly their children, will lose their insurance coverage in the event of a divorce. However, in a divorce case, the Judge can require one spouse to continue to maintain health insurance for .. read more

On September 13th, 2012, posted in: Divorce, Family Law by Tags: , , ,

Handling Assets and Debts in a Divorce

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Dividing assets in a divorce can be complicated. The first step is to identify each asset or debt as “marital” or “nonmarital”. Nonmarital assets are generally those acquired prior to the marriage, or assets which were acquired from the proceeds of those assets. Some assets obtained during the marriage, such as those from an inheritance .. read more