Progress Report: Our City’s Budget

We completed our second public hearing on the budget and I am very proud. We have kept our millage rate at under $4.00 and we remain one of the lowest taxing municipalities in the state. We heard from only two residents and we take that as a good sign that you are in...

Neighborhood News June 2009

We will be reviewing a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year shortly. It will be the most challenging one we have had for many years, if not in our history. Property tax revenue is down, sales tax revenue is down, franchise revenue is down, but the demand for...

Family Law Advice

Scott J. Brook, Esquire My ex-wife is furious with me, ever since I met the woman (much younger than my ex-wife), who is now my fiancée. When it comes to our two teenage sons, my ex-wife undermines my authority. I am the disciplinarian when they are at my home (we...

Divorce – Not What It’s Cracked Up To Be

Divorce Lawyer Boca Raton DIVORCE IS NOT WHAT IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE. It’s hardly ever “simple.” While most people that endure such a difficult time in their lives don’t necessarily expect the process to be quick, many people underestimate what is necessary for it to...

Working with a Family Law Attorney

Family law is a challenging area of law to practice. As a litigant involved in a family law matter, it is that much more challenging. Besides the emotions you tend to experience and the constant differences you face with your spouse or ex, you are involved in...

Communicating with Your Attorney for Better Results

It is all too often that family law clients errantly believe that they should only communicate with their attorneys when called upon. While it is true that many counselors are busy, we should not be too busy to return your call or email or to set aside time to meet...

How to Minimize The Impact of Divorce on Children

If you are in the middle of a divorce, contemplating one or have had one, it is not easy. It is especially challenging when there are children involved. As a family law practitioner, I have seen some very difficult issues involving minors. It is sad and often...