Allen Dell is pleased to announce that Matthew P. Schnitzlein, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate. Mr. Schnitzlein will focus his legal knowledge and expertise towards the firm’s Tax, Trusts and Estates practice group.
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The Florida Supreme Court has approved and promulgated the Collaborative Law Process Act’s implementing rules of procedure and professional responsibility. The statute will be effective in 30 days. Florida Approves Collaborative Family Law Amendments See the Fla. Sup. Ct Rule here: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/2017/sc16-1685.pdf#search=No.%20SC16-1685
Congratulations to Marian P McCulloch, a 2017 inductee into the Athena Society, an organization of Tampa professionals who have demonstrated leadership in the community and committed themselves to promoting equality and opportunity for women. Started in 1976 to support passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, Athena Society continues to promote equality through the removal of […]
The Alimony Reform effort for the 2017 Legislative Session has died in committee. This ends another effort at alimony reform that has failed several times in recent years: twice by veto by Governor Rick Scott and once when there was a session shutdown due to a dispute over healthcare. This year’s bill would have provided […]
After a lengthy notice and debate process, the Florida Supreme Court has finally issued its long-anticipated decision to adopt the “Stand-Alone” Family Law Rules of Procedure. These rules can be found at Rules 12.005 through 12.630, Fla. Fam. L.R.P. Since the adoption of the initial Family Law Rules of Procedure in the mid-1990’s, the majority […]
Robert L. Olsen joins Allen Dell as a shareholder, where he represents clients in commercial litigation & transactions, and trusts & estates litigation. Mr. Olsen has over twenty-five years of law practice experience, with extensive arbitration, jury, non-jury, and administrative trial experience. Mr. Olsen is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts, and […]
Is Frye now the standard Florida courts will use to approve expert testimony in civil and criminal cases? The Florida Supreme Court, in a 4-2 decision, declined to adopt the Daubert standard in place of Frye. However, the Court did not expressly reject Daubert either, deciding to wait for a “proper case or controversy” before […]
House Bill 283 has been filed regarding alimony reform. It is identical to the last version of the HOUSE bill from 2016 (no 50/50 timesharing). The bill has also been filed in the Senate, in substantially identical form but the Senate has not assigned numbers as of yet. This bill, in substantially similar terms has […]
Amy D. Singer will be speaking at the Hillsborough County Bar’s Marital and Family Law Section CLE entitled Collection, Enforcement and Modification of Final Judgments: The Standards and Techniques You Need to Know. The continuing education course will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Ms. Singer will speak on the issue of modifying parenting […]
The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that Marian P. McCulloch of Tampa, was nominated and has been certified as a member. Membership is limited to the top 10% of attorneys in the United States. Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history. Marian McCulloch […]