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Red flags and knowing when it may be time to file for divorce

In divorce cases, fraud is relatively rare but personal motives can lead to a party, for reason of wanting to keep their perceived "fair" share, minimizing asset values and incomes, or possibly even omitting them altogether, to retain or obtain a greater share of the marital pot.

In family law, financial disclosure disputes are governed by Rule 12.285. Under this procedural rule, comprehensive disclosures are required in any case that involves a dispute over money. All assets and incomes must be identified when obtaining a fair settlement while going through a divorce. If one side is refusing to provide explanations or hand over statements or any other financial documentation or there is a lot of information absent when you receive the papers. Maybe the figures are just not stacking up and there is no way their current lifestyle could be afforded based on declared incomes and known assets.

Gladstone & Weissman, P.a. Step Out For The Aaml 40th Annual Institute At The Ritz-carlton, Grande Lakes Hotel In Orlando


Boca Raton, FL - (May 21, 2018) Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. attorneys joined many others in attendance at the AAML 40th Annual Institute Seminar May 3rd, 2018 through May 5th, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando. The seminar included topics on international issues in family law cases, taxation in family law cases, how to keep your clients out of court and how to find the income when it seems impossible. According to, the Institute is the premier continuing education opportunity for family law practitioners in Florida. Its national and statewide presenters are among the top in their fields and offer advanced education for family law attorneys. The seminars offer the best networking opportunities with Florida's top family law attorneys, CPAs and judges. Gladstone & Weissman Principal Peter L. Gladstone is the current President of the AAML Florida-Chapter and introduced many keynote speakers at the event.

Peter L. Gladstone recently was honored to have led a mock trial presentation for 800 national attendees of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Conference in Boca Raton

An international organization of professional appraisers, the ASA fosters excellence and integrity in the profession through education, accreditation, and the exchange of ideas. Its national/international conference is held in a different city each year and it was a true honor to be a featured presenter at such a prestigious event.

Active Appreciation of a Nonmarital Asset - the Latest from the Fourth District Court of Appeals

When classifying an appreciated asset for purposes of Equitable Distribution, family law practitioners can readily state the black letter law that active appreciation of a nonmarital asset is marital and passive appreciation is nonmarital. Florida Statute ยง61.075 tells us that "marital assets include the enhancement in value and appreciation of nonmarital assets resulting either from the efforts of either party during the marriage or from the contribution to or expenditure thereon of marital funds or other forms of marital assets" - AKA active appreciation. But what does that actually mean? Although the broad language of the statute certainly provides family law attorneys with something to argue about, it's critical to remain adept in the law and be on the lookout for case law that affords us with interpretive direction and clarification.

Congratulations to Heather L. Apicella, Recently Named Partner at Gladstone & Weissman, P.A.!

Thumbnail image for HLA Updated Photo small 2.jpgIt is with great pleasure that we announce Heather L. Apicella has been named partner at Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., effective April 1, 2016. Ms. Apicella most recently served as a senior attorney with our firm, which she joined in 2012.

Jeffrey A. Weissman Selected to Speak at Prestigious 2016 Marital & Family Law Review Course in Orlando on Jan. 29, 2016

jeff.jpgJeffrey A. Weissman, Esq., a principal of the marital and family law firm of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., was selected to speak Friday, Jan. 29 on the topic of "Practice and Procedure" at the renowned Marital & Family Law Review Course, which took place at Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando. This is the 10th year that Weissman has been tapped to speak at the event, which attracts over 1,600 marital & family law attorneys, judges, and paralegals. Statewide and national presenters are among the top in their fields.

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