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About Beth

Elizabeth Wolt is an AV rated marital and family law attorney. She runs a boutique law firm catering to a select group of clients taking on a low number of cases so she can devote individulaized attention during this difficult transition. Identified as one of the Best and Brightest college Students by USA Today in 1994. Featured in a cover article on May 8, 1997 of the Wall Street Journal. Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Undergraduate School- University of South Florida with a BA in Psychology 1994. Graduated Cum Laude from University of Miami School of Law- JD.1997. Named to the list of "Top Lawyers in Florida" by the Legal Network 2013, 2014, & 2015. AV rated by Martindale Hubbel in both ethics and ability. Rated "Excellent" by AVVO legal.com Featured in the American Lawyer December 2014

Finding wellness in the practice of Family Law

WELLNESS FOR THE FAMILY LAW PRACTIONER-AN OXYMORON OR AN OBTAINABLE GOAL?   Elizabeth Wolt, Esq. Naples   The recent Florida Bar article questioning why so many women are leaving the law 1. brought home the question of whether wellness issues … Continue reading

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The new tax laws effect on Alimony in Florida

If you want to avoid the new tax laws that will preclude alimony from being tax deductible to the payor the time is drawing near to get your agreement executed and filed. After December 31, 2018 alimony payments are no … Continue reading

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Law Offices of Elizabeth Wolt named top 10 best Family law firms in State of Florida by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

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Common Law Presumption of legitimacy no longer an absolute bar to establish paternity

The Florida Supreme Court entered a groundbreaking opinion on June 28, 2018, in the matter of Simmonds v. Perkins, 43 FLW S273a, rejecting the idea that the common law presumption of legitimacy creates an absolute bar to a biological father’s … Continue reading

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Unequal distribution of Marital assets in divorce does not have to be pled for Judge to award.

In  LOVELASS f/k/a TERESA HUTCHINSON, v. HUTCHINSON,  43 FLW D1476a (4th DCA) in an opinion filed on June 27, 2018. the court reversed the distribution of marital assets finding error in the valuation of the husband’s pension and error in … Continue reading

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When is a spouse entitled to exclusive use and possession of the marital residence?

 Under 61.075(1), Florida Statutes, the Court can award a spouse with majority timesharing  exclusive use and possession of a marital residence until the minor child reaches the age of majority or until the spouse remarries. The Court justifies this award … Continue reading

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REQUIRED PLEADING AND PROOF FOR INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE

IN KELLER v. RAMSEYER o/b/o A.R. and B.R., MINORS, 43 FLW D317b (Fla. 5th DCA) in  Case Nos. 5D17-635, 5D17-639 in an opinion filed on February 9, 2018, injunction for protection against sexual violence reversed where there were no  eyewitnesses, affidavits from … Continue reading

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Tax consequences of alimony award required to properly calculate income for child support

IN PERSAUD v. PERSAUD,  43 FLW D329a (Fla. 2nd DCA) in case no. 2D16-568 in an opinion filed on February 9, 2018, portion of order awarding prospective durational alimony reversed and remanded to consider tax consequences and child support award … Continue reading

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APPLY FOREIGN LAW PROVISION TO PRENUPTAIL AGREEMENT? NOT SO FAST

IN GAL v. GAL, 43 FLW D276d (Fla. 5th DCA) in case no. 5D17-955 in an opinion filed on February 2, 2018, denial of husband’s Motion for Partial Summary judgment seeking enforcement of prenuptial agreement containing Israeli law choice of … Continue reading

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Child support modification case-Jurisdiction lies where obligor lives

IN IVKO v. GER, 43 FLW D1a (Fla. 3rd DCA) in case no. Case No. 3D17-228 in an opinion filed on December 20, 2017. Order granting Father’s Motion to transfer Jurisdiction over child support/visitation issues from Florida to Pennsylvania  where Mother and … Continue reading

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