In Barlow v. Barlow, Case No. 2D16–1837, attorney Nicole L. Goetz represented former husband Matthew Barlow in an appeal that challenged provisions in a final judgment of dissolution of marriage related to the calculation of alimony and child support, the award of the marital home to the former wife and a special provision requiring the parties to share the costs of major repairs to the former marital home. The appellate court found that the trial court erred in the manner in which it included bonus income in the former husband’s gross and available net income. The appellate court reversed and remanded the judgment of dissolution of marriage for recalculation of the alimony and child support awards and for reconsideration of the feasibility of maintaining the marital residence. The court affirmed the final judgment of dissolution of marriage in all other respects.
Attorney Nicole Goetz of Nicole L. Goetz P.L. in Naples has been elected to serve as the 2017-2018 Chair of The Florida Bar Family Law Section; a 3,700-member, statewide, voluntary legal organization dedicated to high standards of professionalism in legal advocacy for Florida’s families.
Active service in legal community leadership roles is a hallmark of Goetz’s professional career. She is a member of the American, Florida and Collier County Bar Associations. She is a longtime member of The Florida Bar Family Law Section Executive Council, and has earned numerous section awards for her leadership roles on section committees. She also is a frequent lecturer on family law.
The firm is pleased to announce that two new members have joined the Nicole L. Goetz P.L. team.
- Associate attorney Gary D. Rhodes graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated in the top third of his class. As an assistant state attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit, Mr. Rhodes prosecuted various misdemeanor crimes and conducted numerous jury trials. He is an experienced litigator who excels at trial preparation and is fully prepared to take any case to trial should the situation require such a resolution. He is a musician and an avid Mountaineers fan. He has one son.
- Receptionist and legal assistant Melissa C. Harrison is a New Jersey native who lived in various cities in the northeast United States and Mexico before moving to Naples in 2017. She graduated from New School University in New York City with a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts with specialties in politics and photography. She has worked in the hospitality industry, where she honed many of her business skills including office management, customer service and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Ms. Harrison is currently pursuing a degree in paralegal studies.
Nicole L. Goetz, P.L. is honored to announce that Nicole L. Goetz has been elected Chair-Elect of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. Ms. Goetz will also serve as Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar for 2016-2017. Ms. Goetz limits her practice exclusively to Marital and Family Law at the trial and appellate levels.
Nicole L. Goetz, P.L., is honored to announce that Nicole Goetz has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
A practicing attorney for almost two decades, Ms. Goetz limits her practice exclusively to Marital and Family Law. She and the firm handle marital and family law cases at both the trial and appellate levels.
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.
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Nicole L. Goetz selected by Aspatore Books as author of new authoritative book, Divorce Proceedings in Florida:
What You Need to Know (Quick Prep)
Boston, MA (10/9/2014) — Nicole L. Goetz has been recognized as a leader in the legal community by being selected as the author of the recently released book, Divorce Proceedings in Florida: What You Need to Know (Quick Prep), published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business.
Divorce Proceedings in Florida: What You Need to Know (Quick Prep)
Divorce Proceedings in Florida is a comprehensive overview of the divorce process in Florida. Written by a family law attorney who has practiced exclusively in family law for well over a decade, this book offers the unique perspective of an attorney who has been involved with virtually every aspect of a divorce proceeding including enforcement, modification, and appellate cases. This book is designed to help you navigate through your divorce process, with advice on how to select and hire an attorney, how to maintain a successful relationship with your attorney, how to prepare for your divorce case, and what you can expect in a typical divorce case and beyond. Through these topics, the author offers her own insight and provides useful tips through examples of situations you may face in your own divorce. Divorce Proceedings in Florida will discuss the law behind developing a plan to parent your children, how the court may divide marital property, and the types of financial support available to you. This book is an indispensable guide to anyone considering filing, responding to a filing, or those who have already filed for divorce. After reading this book, you will have the information you need to be an active and knowledgeable participant in your own divorce.
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About Nicole L. Goetz
Nicole L. Goetz is the managing member of Nicole L. Goetz PL, an AV Preeminent® peer review rated family law firm located in Naples, Florida. Ms. Goetz is an active member of the legal community and a frequent author and lecturer on family law. She has previously served on numerous committees of the Florida Bar and of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and she currently serves as the Secretary of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.
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Nicole L. Goetz moderated a discussion between Thomas J. Sasser, Esq. of West Palm Beach and David L. Manz, Esq. of Marathon, on the issue of tax consequences in equitable distribution awards. The discussion included questions and answers addressing the speakers’ differing positions on various issues relative to tax consequences in equitable distributions. Specifically, they addressed whether a trial court is required to reduce assets for potential tax consequences, including future tax consequences, the lawyer’s responsibility to present evidence to the trial court of tax liabilities and contingent tax liabilities, and unequal distributions as alternatives to immediate offsets for future taxes, as well as the viability of the Imminent Sale Doctrine in divorce cases. The live audio webcast presentation, “To Tax Effect or Not: Does the Imminent Sale Doctrine Still Exist?” was jointly presented by the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and is available from the Florida Bar in Audio CD.
Nicole L. Goetz, P.L. is pleased to announce that Nicole L. Goetz has been elected Secretary of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar for 2014-2015. Ms. Goetz has also been appointed as Vice-Chair of the Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee and as a member of the Long Range Planning and Finance Committees of the Section, and she received the 2013-2014 Florida Bar Family Law Section Above and Beyond Award. Ms. Goetz practices exclusively in Marital and Family Law at the trial and appellate level.