After you have filed your case, the next step is the Discovery Phase—the process of gathering information about what you know, what your spouse knows, and what third parties may know about your case. Discovery reaches not only financial information but any information necessary to your case. It can include information available from the other party or third parties regarding issues surrounding the divorce, including facts concerning your financial life or those related to the children, adultery, possible abuse and neglect and other issues.
Each year, the Chair of The Florida Bar Family Law Section presents an honorarium to a deserving charitable organization. Nicole L. Goetz served as the 2017-2018 Section Chair and presented her $5,000 honorarium to Lee Health Foundation to benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Pediatric Oncology Unit. Nicole L. Goetz P.L. Paralegal Lisa M. Singleton accepted the donation during The Florida Bar Annual Convention in June. The Singleton family has had an extremely positive experience with Golisano, a state-of-the-art, family-centered, full-service children’s hospital.