When Judges Should be Recused

When Judges Should be Recused

As a family law attorney / divorce attorney in Clearwater Florida, it has sometimes happened that a judge will say something during the course of a hearing that will cause me to ask the question:  should the judge be recused?  This has not happened frequently. For the...
Divorce And The Declaration Of Independence

Divorce And The Declaration Of Independence

“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of Nature and of...
Protecting Human Dignity

Protecting Human Dignity

Last week, Pope Francis spoke to members of an Italian judiciary council about their responsibility to protect the man’s dignity. The Pope noted that it is important for public authorities and those in the judiciary field to use their office to “… give stability...
Why Family Law Appeals Rarely Make Sense

Why Family Law Appeals Rarely Make Sense

Several years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Justice Clarence Thomas.  I had been sworn in to the Supreme Court and the Justice spent time speaking to each of the lawyers. He was truly a gentleman.  That experience cemented an interest I have always had in...