Nicole L. Goetz, with the assistance of associate attorney Holly A. Rice, presented an update on and general discussion of family law to the Trial Lawyer’s Section of the Collier County Bar Association on June 2, 2015.
The presentation included a discussion of basic family law as well as certain key bills introduced during the 2015 legislative session. The legislation discussion included bills relating to alimony reform, to parental timesharing with children, to collaborative law, and the legislative portion of the presentation concluded with a discussion of the newly passed law concerning grandparent rights. Ms. Goetz also summarized the status of Same Sex Marriage in Florida and nationally, along with both a historical and current view of the 50 states’ positions on the issue. She concluded the presentation with a brief discussion of key cases and concepts highlighting the intersection of family law with various practice areas to help non-family law lawyers better understand common family law issues that can arise in their practice.