Dads Are Important, Too: The Vital Role of Dads in Divorce and 50/50 Timesharing


  • June 18, 2021
  • /   Derren Ciaglia
  • /   Articles,Family & Marital Law,Divorce
two paths diverging
Under Florida law, there is no presumption of 50/50 timesharing for divorced parents. However, with many parents splitting time with their children under a 50/50 time-sharing schedule

What the Future May Hold for Land Developers and Local Governments: Relief from Burdens on Real Property Rights


  • June 17, 2021
  • /   Laura Walda, Tara Tedrow & Kyla Szubinski
  • /   Articles,Real Estate
orlando skyline
Local governments may face challenges as a new proposed legislation regarding relief from burdens on real property rights awaits the approval of Governor DeSantis. An amendment to the Bert Harris Act, CS/CS for HB 421 & HB 1101, was passed by the House on April 21, 2021

Governor DeSantis Signs Law Limiting Increases to Impact Fees


  • June 7, 2021
  • /   Rebecca Wilson & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Real Estate,Land Use
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Late last week, Governor DeSantis signed into law a bill that limits the extent to which local governments may increase impact fees imposed on builders and developers. Impact fees help pay for infrastructure needed to support a proposed development.

Data Breach! Miranda Himself May Be Dead, But the Wisdom of the Case that Bears His Name Lives On


  • June 2, 2021
  • /   Drew Sorrell
  • /   Articles,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery,Technology
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Let us assume a company has done all the right things. Preemptive security was a concern, so the company tightened up its written cybersecurity controls and associated technical controls, including policies and procedures, endpoint detection and response, and training.

Property Buyer Beware: Avoid Costly Tax Liabilities with a Sales Tax Clearance Letter [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • June 1, 2021
  • /   Gary Kaleita
  • /   Articles,Real Estate
home and calculator
Florida imposes sales tax on rent payable under commercial leases. The rate imposed by the state is 5.5%, but local governments have the right to impose a surtax which varies based on the jurisdiction.

Florida Legislature Passes Bill Increasing Acreage for “Small-Scale” Comprehensive Plan Amendments


  • May 26, 2021
  • /   Tara Tedrow & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Land Use,Zoning,Real Estate
construction site
On April 29, 2021, the Florida Legislature passed HB 487, which increases the maximum acreage of a small-scale comprehensive plan amendment from 10 acres to 50 acres.

School’s Out, Summer’s Here - It’s a Good Time to Review your Summer Time-Sharing Schedule


  • May 25, 2021
  • /   Derren Ciaglia
  • /   Articles,Family & Marital Law
family playing in field
With the school year coming to an end and the beginning of summer here, it’s a good time to pull out your parenting plan and review your summer time-sharing agreement.

Florida’s Elective Share: Just What the Disinherited Spouse Needed


  • May 25, 2021
  • /   Melody Lynch & Michael Piccolo
  • /   Articles,Family & Marital Law,Private Wealth Services
100 dollar bills
It happens more often than you think. A surviving spouse is unknowingly excised from their predeceased spouse’s last will and testament, to ostensibly be left with nothing.

Gray Divorce: What to Consider When You’re Divorcing Later in Life


  • May 24, 2021
  • /   Crystal Espinosa Buit
  • /   Articles,Family & Marital Law
fork in the road
By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard that Bill and Melinda Gates have chosen to end their 27-year marriage, joining the increasing number of long-married couples opting to divorce.

President Biden’s Cybersecurity Order Takes Security Seriously


  • May 18, 2021
  • /   Drew Sorrell
  • /   Cybersecurity & eDiscovery,Technology,Articles
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On May 12, President Biden issued Executive Order 14028 focused on improving the nation’s cybersecurity posture. The order follows the recent cyberattack on one of the nation’s largest pipelines