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Does Florida Recognize Palimony?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Palimony is similar to alimony in that it provides support for a lesser-earning partner after a relationship ends. It differs from alimony in that the partners did not have to be married. In fact, the threshold criteria for palimony is quite low: a romantic relationship and cohabitation. Some couples create a prenuptial agreement prior… Read More »


Serial Assaulter Arrested at Fort Lauderdale Beach

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The same day that Fort Lauderdale Beach reopened, police were flooded with calls reporting a man assaulting women on the beach in broad daylight. Drake Kelley of Oakland Park was eventually apprehended after physically assaulting at least four women who had been walking or exercising separately on or near the beach. One of the… Read More »


Adjusting Your Co-Parenting in a COVID-19 Environment

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

None of us saw it coming. In early spring many of us were looking ahead to spring break or even planning summer vacations with our children when all of a sudden, our worlds changed. And now, even months later and with more than 60,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 just here in Florida, all of… Read More »


Why You Should Consider a Living Trust Instead of a Will

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The main function of both wills and living trusts is to name beneficiaries for your property. A will lists your property and who it should be distributed to, while a living trust contains all of your assets as well as instructions for distributing them. While a traditional will is likely still the best option… Read More »


Thinking About Getting a Divorce in Florida?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Divorce is a big decision, but for many people it’s also a life changing event, allowing them to take control of their narrative and start building the life that they want. It can be overwhelming when you start researching divorce, so we’re providing you with a simple introduction to give you an anxiety-free feel… Read More »


Engagement Rings and Florida Law

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

It was likely one of the happiest days of our life. You were likely thrilled to finally be engaged and begin planning the wedding of your dreams. But then, something happened, and plans changed, feelings changed, and the decision to marry changed. If an engagement is broken, how does the law handle who gets… Read More »


COVID-19 and Child Custody

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

In this new world of social isolation, shuttering schools, and many counties and states implementing shelter-in-place regulations, the area of family law is trying to address a novel area of law in a world of COVID-19 involving child custody and co-parenting matters. COVID-19 Because the global pandemic is expanding and exhibiting no sign of… Read More »


Equitable Division of Property During Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The divorce process has many different facets, including child care, child custody arrangements, and spousal support payments. However, one of the more challenging areas of a divorce is the equitable division of marital property. No matter your income or how many assets you have as a couple, you want to ensure that your marital… Read More »


Repairing Your Credit After a Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Most people feel financial struggles as they go through a divorce. In fact, oftentimes, the financial challenges are a major factor in the decision to obtain a divorce. Following the separate, there may be child custody payments, spousal support payments, and the equitable division of marital property. Along with these legal matters can be… Read More »


Difference Between an Annulment and Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Many people hear the word annulment and think it only has to do with a specific religious practice. However, a couple can actually receive a civil annulment instead of a divorce in certain circumstances. If you are a couple in the state of Florida and thinking of getting a divorce, you may qualify for… Read More »

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