Charging Lien

By Michael H. Gora QI finally wrapped up my divorce case two weeks ago at mediation.  My final hearing is scheduled for next week.  I owe my attorney about $25,000.  The money that I need to pay his bill is currently subject to a “freeze” or injunction in the cash portion of my brokerage account, but will be released to me as soon as the divorce More...

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By Bocatribune On Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Public Relations

By Michael H. Gora Q I am planning to begin divorce proceedings against my wife in the near future. While we both make a good living and have somewhat more money because of the stock market rally the last few More...

By Bocatribune On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Forensic Accountants

By Michael H. Gora Many times divorce lawyers and their clients have to make a decision as to whether or not to hire a forensic accountant as an expert in processing their case from beginning to the end, whether More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, May 9th, 2014

Imagine: About the Nigeria Girls

By Michael H. Gora As a young lawyer attempting to carve a living out of any portion of the law, I spent a few years as a part time Public Defender in Ft. Lauderdale while having my own small civil practice of divorces, More...

By Bocatribune On Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Bubble Trouble

By Michael H. Gora Q Seven years ago, at my husband’s suggestion, we met with a paralegal at her office in West Palm Beach to work out a marital settlement agreement. We wanted to save money, so we did not want More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Really Married?

By Michael H. Gora Q:   My wife and I were married four years ago.  She was and is a disaster.  I knew that she had been married once before; an hour after our wedding was official, her younger sister accidentally More...

By Bocatribune On Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Department of Children and Felonies

By Michael H. Gora Kudos to The Miami Herald and its investigational series on DCF, Florida’s Department of Children and Families, which I have chosen to call The Department of Children and Felonies. Occasionally More...

By Bocatribune On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

A Perfect Pair

By Michael H. Gora This column is not about divorce, to the contrary.  One of my favorite photographs captures two synchronized divers.  I call my photo “A Perfect Pair.”  Tom and Naomi Shirley, of Broward More...

By Bocatribune On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Financial Suicide

By Michael H. Gora As a matrimonial attorney, I cannot envision suggesting to a hard working, high earning and professional husband that the way to defeat the wife in the divorce game is to surreptitiously spend More...

By Bocatribune On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Child Support Guidelines

By Michael H. Gora Q     What are “Child Support Guidelines” for Florida residents?  How do they work?  Does it matter how much people make, whether or no both parents are working?  I read in your recent More...