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Understanding Some Basics on the Florida Money Laundering Act

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Being charged with a criminal offense is never an easy thing, and many times people find themselves giving up for lack of knowledge. Money laundering is one crime that many people hear of and automatically assume they understand. However, understanding only the meaning of a term is not enough, especially in criminal matters. You… Read More »

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‘Custody Battles’ and How to Battle Through Them

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

One of the most contested issues in the context of a divorce is who will keep the children and who will make the day-to-day as well as long-term decisions affecting the children’s lives, health, education, and upbringing. Florida uses the term ‘time sharing’ to discuss what is traditionally known as custody. However, the statute… Read More »

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Eight Points to Prevent the Delay of Your Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Florida law contemplates two types of divorce. An uncontested divorce occurs when both parties agree that the dissolution of the marriage is the best choice for them. Ideally, the parties also agree on all other matters ancillary to the dissolution of the marriage. These include division of property, spousal support (alimony), child custody and… Read More »

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Penalties for a DUI in Florida

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Under Florida law, “driving under the influence” of alcohol or other chemical or controlled substances is a criminal offense. It is evidenced by the individual’s impairment of normal faculties or by the presence of alcohol in breath or blood higher than legally permitted. DUIs receive fines of varying amounts. The court also may also… Read More »

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What Happens with My Assets Once I Die?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

What is an estate? In general terms, estate is defined as the assets of a deceased individual (decedent). Probate is the legal procedure by which ownership of the assets of a deceased individual is transferred to his or her heirs. It is a court supervised process that identifies and gathers the assets of a… Read More »

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Who gets what in a divorce?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Once a couple decides to dissolve their marriage or one of the parties is considering filing for divorce, many questions come to mind. Financial stability following the divorce is always in the mind of the parties. The way in which the assets and debts will be split between the parties is a frequent question… Read More »

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Divorce in Times of COVID-19

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The lockdown orders put in place across the United States and the world have caused couples and families to spend more time at home than usual. This can undoubtedly create tensions. In fact, divorce rates are expected to increase during this period. Florida courts have put in place special measures to ensure that certain… Read More »

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Who guards Florida professional guardians?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

What is a professional guardian? The Florida Statutes define a guardian as “a person who has been appointed by the court to act on behalf of a ward’s person or property, or both.” A Ward is “a person for whom a guardian has been appointed.” Guardians can be appointed as “limited” or “plenary.” A… Read More »

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Divorcing With A Special Needs Child

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Divorces are challenging under any circumstances. However, if two parents are facing a divorce and have a special needs child, their concerns are greater regarding the emotional and financial protection of their child. The complexity involved in caring for a special needs child can compound an already difficult situation. Children with special needs oftentimes… Read More »

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Alimony in Florida: How Much and for How Long?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

What constitutes alimony? Alimony is the term used to describe payments that a spouse makes to their former partner following the dissolution of a marriage. Under Chapter 61 Section 8 of the Florida Statutes, and in relation with a divorce proceeding, a court may order alimony payments to be made in lump sums or… Read More »

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