The Meeting of the Creditors in Florida Bankruptcy Within a reasonable time after the initial filing of the Florida Bankruptcy petition, clients will need to meet with the United States trustee for a "meeting of the creditors". Under 11 USCS § 341 (2012), During this meeting of the creditors, the...

Sole Custody Frequently Asked Question: I'm a Miami, Florida resident who wants "sole custody" of my child - I don't trust the father (or mother) with my son (or daughter).   Answer: In the State of Florida, it is public policy to encourage separated or divorced parents to share in...

Collect Child Support A lot of questions posed to Miami family law attorneys revolve around the collection of child support payments. Under Florida Statute 61.1301 (2014), most child support payments are made by income deduction (commonly referred to as "garnishment"), which is typically established when the Florida...

Marital Settlement Agreements & Bankruptcy The Florida Bankruptcy process can be an extremely stressful one on families. In some families, the process strains the very fiber that holds the marital relationship to the point that the couple decides to petition for the dissolution of their marriage...

Florida Wage Protection The State of Florida is a jurisdiction where debtors are afforded many exemptions from levy upon their assets by their creditors. Amongst the exemptions are the wages or unemployment compensation payments due to a deceased employee. Under Florida law, those wages may be paid to the...

Non-Marital Cohabitation Agreements Nonmarital cohabitation is technically still illegal in the State of Florida. Techincally, under Florida law, if a man and a woman are not married to one another but live together in a relationship similar to that of husband and wife and have sexual...