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April 2013 Archives

South Florida Family Law Attorney Discusses Alimony Reform on Channel 2′s 'Issues in the Media'

South Florida family law attorney Barry I. Finkel recently was a guest on WPBT Channel 2′s "Issues in the Media. The topic: Florida alimony reform wending its way through the Capitol in Tallahassee.

Proponents hope to ban permanent alimony or "lifetime" alimony. Objectors believe the system works in its current form. It currently awaits Gov. Rick Scott's signature.

Fort Lauderdale Family Law Practice Finding Success with New Boca Raton Divorce Office

Just months after opening the new Boca Raton family law office, The Law Offices of Barry I. Finkel P.A., has enjoyed success with new divorce cases beyond its traditional Fort Lauderdale family law market.

In February, The Law Offices of Barry I. Finkel P.A., opened its new divorce and family law practice in Boca Raton. The new office is located in the UBS Bank Building at 1800 North Military Trail., Suite 470, in Boca Raton, 33431, near Interstate 95 and Glades Road.

'Anti-Sharia' Laws Have Other Religions Wondering About Divorce & Family Law Fall-Out

An anti-Sharia bill gaining momentum in the Florida Legislature would prohibit Islamic religious law from trumping state law in matters of divorce and family law. Yet in an example of the "law of unintended consequences," the law could also affect the laws or complicate the practices of other religions, including Judaism.

Then again, this may be much ado about nothing. While many attorneys generally are against laws that legislate matters best left up to the courts, for their part, courts generally don't rule on religious elements of family issues.

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer: Attorneys Watch as Lifetime Alimony, Permanent Alimony and Some Timesharing Practices Near the History Books

Lifetime alimony, or permanent alimony, as it's commonly referred to, may be referred to "history" before the month is through. Aggressive lobbying and legislative efforts have several bills wending their way through the Florida Legislature that would end the viability of permanent alimony in Florida.

While many argue for and against lifetime alimony, or the practice of a primary breadwinner providing alimony for life following a divorce, some parts of the law leave reason for concern.

South Florida Family Law, Divorce Attorney Named Huffington Post Columnist

Barry Finkel, a long-time Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and South Florida divorce lawyer and family law attorney, has been named a contributor to Huffington Post. Finkel will occasionally provide to the site articles regarding family law and divorce, as well as commentary or insights on news on those issues.

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