Court amends family forms

first_img June 1, 2003 Regular News Court amends family forms The Florida Supreme Court has changed several family law forms and approved four new forms on domestic violence issues.Ruling May 15, the court approved changes to the forms to conform with changes the legislature made in 2002 to F.S. §§ 741.28, 741.30, 741.31, and 784.046. Those alterations affected the definition of domestic violence,and repeat domestic violence, and created a cause of action for dating violence.The court published the proposed amended forms and the new forms in the December 15, 2002, Bar News and received five comments. The court approved several of the recommended changes.The changes affect Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms 12.980(a)-(n) and four new forms. Three of those new forms deal with petitions for injunctions or final judgment for dating violence and the fourth is a show cause affidavit for violating a final judgment injunction in domestic, repeat, or dating violence cases.Changes approved by the court include:• Including the 10 statutory factors a judge uses to determine if a petitioner has reasonable cause to fear domestic violence on instructions for form 12.980(b).• Amending form 12.980(c)(1) to note under the statute that domestic violence hearings must be recorded, but it is optional to record hearings for repeat or dating violence.• Amending forms 12.980(d)(1) and (2) to clarify that the court has jurisdiction over the respondent when the temporary injunction is served.The complete text of the decision and the amendment forms can be viewed on the court’s Web site at www.flcourts.org. The case is Amendments to Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms — Domestic Violence, Repeat Violence and Dating Violence Forms, case no. SC02-2445.center_img Court amends family formslast_img read more

Money: A woman’s perspective

first_imgMen and women have different views of money, according to Science. A recent survey indicated “There are four main categories that we associate with the content of our bank accounts: security, power, love, and freedom.”Women are twice as likely to correlate money with love and emotion, and men twice as apt to view money “as a sign of power and freedom.”Researchers believe understanding different gender perspectives will assist men and women in awareness of their financial beliefs.Variances in sentiment toward money are not the only differences between men and women when it comes to financial management and the role dollars play in everyday life. Read on to learn how women in particular experience money, and consider how you might accommodate their needs and preferences.‘Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.’ –Earl Nightingale, author and radio personality continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more