“Since opening my own family law practice in Winter Garden, Florida, we have used the James Publishing Florida Family Law Trial Notebook extensively. We have found that the “Substantive Family Law” section of the book is a fast way to get the information we need on various issues. That section is absolutely full of useful case law decisions relating to specific family law issues and is often a jumping off point for further research. A small percentage of my family law cases actually go to trial, and when I need a resource to help me prepare a case for trial, I turn to this book first. Chapter 7 titled “Witness Questioning and Answering” has been an incredible resource for trial prep. It helped me get up to speed faster than any other resource I had access to. My office law library is relatively small, and this book will continue to have a permanent place on the shelf. I highly recommend this book for any Florida family law practitioner.”
— A.J. Grossman III
Courtroom Answers for Florida Family Lawyers
Designed for courtroom use, the Notebook addresses the full range of issues likely to arise in the courtroom:
- Course and Conduct of Trial
- Documentary Evidence
- Other Physical Proof
- Witness Competence and Disqualification
- Witness Examination Issues
- Witness Questioning and Answering
- Science, Opinion, and Experts
- Alternatives to Physical and Testimonial Proof
- Hearsay Exceptions: Declarant Unavailable
- Hearsay Exceptions: Declarant Available
- Character and Habit
- Relevance and Materiality
- Other Rules Governing both Physical and Testimonial Proof
- Substantive Family Law
- Family Law Rules
Quickly find arguments and objections on the eve of trial, in court or during a recess. Florida Family Law Trial Notebook is a quick and easy reference to the law regarding every major substantive issue in marital and family law cases. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure are summarized in plain English, complete with case annotations. Separate chapters are devoted to evidentiary issues most commonly encountered in marital law, including documentary evidence, trial testimony, witnesses, and hearsay.
Forty-five forms are provided in print and digitally to help speed your trial preparation. The collection contains
- Task checklist
- Motions to produce
- Motion to compel
- Motions for evaluation and examination
- Motion in limine
- Expert witness interrogatories
- Proof chart
- Admissibility of expert witness testimony
- And more
Florida Family Law Trial Notebook is the single source for answers to issues arising in family court. Its tabbed pages and unique organization help you solve the most difficult evidence, procedure, and substantive law questions. And, each year you receive concise summaries of important family law decisions decided by the appellate courts. Never miss out on changes in the law.
REVISION 9 HIGHLIGHTS
This revision of Florida Family Law Trial Notebook includes new legislation on grandparent visitation and more than 130 case notes covering: evidence; prenuptial agreements; alimony; attorneys fees; parental responsibility; child support; paternity; marital property; and more!
Specific case developments include, among many others:
- Circumstances in which printouts of data prepared for trial are admissible.
- Prenuptial agreement waived any interest in future enhancement of non-marital property.
- Former wife was not cohabitating with man who was her tenant.
- Charging lien may not attach to an undifferentiated award of family support.
- Military overseas housing allowance includible in father’s gross income.
- Reduction of income for at least two year was material, permanent, and involuntary change of circumstances.
- Court not required to find party in contempt for violating a time sharing plan.
- Court should not adjudicate property rights of nonparties to dissolution.
- Attorney’s fees should not have been assessed against a sperm donor who brought paternity action.
- Genetic testing improper where more than 60 days had passed since another man signed voluntary acknowledgment of paternity.
- Increase in husband’s stock during marriage was not marital asset where he was not in significant management position in company.
- Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to enforce visitation with adult disabled child.