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Ten Tips for Divorcing Parents
Divorce is never easy on kids, but there are many ways parents can help lessen the impact of their break-up on their children

Rules For Good Communication
These guidelines work not only in meetings regarding legal matters, but in casual, daily encounters as well.

Comparing a Lawyer's and a Judge's Thoughts on a Proving a Parenting Case
This article by the Honorable R. Thomas Corbin examines how a judge evaluates facts and circumstances are considered under of Florida law during a contested parenting (custody) case.

Alan Rubinstein receives Florida Bar recognition
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education Congratulates the 463 outstanding certified lawyers who have achieved 20 or more years of continuous Board Certification.

Pay or Appear: An innovative, court-sponsored child support enforcement tool
If you are not receiving court-ordered child support on a timely basis, you may qualify for this innovative enforcement program sponsored by the Lee County courts to enforce child support. (Brochure)

Child Support Myths and Truths
Exploring the Assumptions Underlying Florida's Statutory Guidelines

is an article co-authored by Rana Holz which appeared in The Florida Bar Journal in October 1999. The article describes common misconceptions about Florida's statutory child support guidelines, explains the status of the law, and explores some of the political and economic assumptions behind the guidelines.

Distinguishing Legitimacy from Paternity
Has Legitimacy Become a Label Without Substance Under Florida Law

is an article co-authored by Rana Holz and the Honorable R. Thomas Corbin, Lee County Circuit Court Judge which was published in The Florida Bar Journal in January 1999. The article describes the changes and significance of the legal status of a child who is born during a marriage but is not the husband's natural child.

International Parental Child Abduction
A two-part article by Rana Holz published in The Florida Bar Journal in June and July/August 2003 which examines the legal issues and burden of proof for each party to an international child abduction case.