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When Rumors Abound During Divorce – Rise Above

When Rumors Abound During Divorce – Rise Above

The firm’s Managing Partner and Founder, Rebecca Palmer published a column in Attorney at Law Magazine regarding how individuals going through a divorce should rise above the rumor mill and stick to the positive aspects of life. Rebecca highlights how perception can alter conversations and how rumors can profoundly affect divorce proceedings.

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The Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group proudly announces Cathleen Winter and Cynthia Winter are featured in The Florida Bar News for their appointments to the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association (GOAABA). Cathleen was appointed as the GOAABA Board of Directors President, and Cynthia was appointed to the Board of Directors.
In an article published on 6/6, the Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group is highlighted for its essential work in the community, distributing supplies and necessities to those in need in downtown Orlando. “When my 19-year-old daughter, Jessica, was in elementary school, we supported Mending Hearts, a non-profit organization that collects essential items like soap, socks, toothbrushes, and toothpaste,” said Rebecca. “One of my community outreach efforts saw me join other volunteers to hand out slices of pizza to the homeless in downtown Orlando. This grew into a partnership with Wells Fargo and their customers, donating soap and supplies for us to hand out during our community outreach events.”

In the November News and Notes Section published on 11/3, Cathleen Winter has been highlighted for her appointment to the  Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association. Winter’s former role with GOAABA ended in July 2021, and she was an involved member of GOAABA before her appointment.

Cathleen and Cynthia Winter have been highlighted in the Florida Bar News for becoming the founding members of the newly launched American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL).
In an article published on 10/7 in the Attorney at Law Magazine, the firm is highlighted for being named Best Lawyers in America 2023. This award is a highly regarded achievement in the legal field and distinguishes the Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group as one of the top-ranked law firms in the industry.
The Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group is proud to announce the appointments of Cathleen and Cynthia Winter to the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association (GOAABA) Board of Directors, effective July 28, 2022, for a one-year term. Cathleen was appointed as the President of GOAABA, while Cynthia was appointed to the Board of Directors. Both appointments are featured in an article published on 8/3 in Attorney at Law Magazine.

In an article published on 7/21 in Attorney at Law Magazine, Rebecca Palmer, Cathleen Winter, and Cynthia Winter are featured for being named to the 2022 Super Lawyers List. Rebecca has been honored with this designation for the thirteenth year in a row, while Cathleen and Cynthia are named Rising Stars.

In an article published on 6/6, the Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group is highlighted for its essential work in the community, distributing supplies and necessities to those in need in downtown Orlando.

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In an article published on 4/13, the firm’s Managing Partner, Rebecca L. Palmer, is featured for her reappointed to the City of Orlando Public Arts Advisory Board by Mayor Buddy Dyer.

Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group is pleased to announce the addition of administrative specialist Amanda Gonzalez to its talented team of legal professionals. Amanda has over seven years of administrative experience specializing in supporting attorneys and paralegals in all phases of litigation, firm billing, management, scheduling, communication, and family law.

In the November News and Notes Section published on 11/3, Cathleen Winter has been highlighted for her appointment to the  Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association. Winter’s former role with GOAABA ended in July 2021, and she was an involved member of GOAABA before her appointment.

We are pleased to announce the addition of paralegal Jennifer Santana. In an article published on October 5, Jennifer is highlighted for joining the firm. She brings  13 years of experience, specializing in family, criminal, and civil law. She also has extensive experience supporting attorneys in all phases of litigation, from the initial investigation through the appeal.

In an article published on September 6, Cathleen Winter is featured as the new President-Elect of the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association (GOAABA). The organization was incorporated in 2009, and it represents the interests of Asian American attorneys, law students, and other legal professionals in the Greater Orlando area.

The Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group is proud to announce the appointment of the firm’s Managing Partner, Rebecca L. Palmer, to the City of Orlando Public Arts Advisory Board. The Public Arts Advisory Board consists of diverse citizens within the community who desire to respond to the growing demand for art in Orlando.

Published on 6/9, the Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group is highlighted for its important work in downtown Orlando, helping the homeless. The team of volunteers handed out bags filled with water bottles, healthy snacks, hygiene products, and feminine care products—more than 160 bags were given out.

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In an article published on 7/22, Rebecca Palmer is featured in an article about how statistically, divorce is more likely if a woman earns more money than her husband.

In an article published on 6/21, Rebecca L. Palmer details how parents can adapt to co-parenting life during the summer after a divorce. She goes over various topics such as work-life balance, childcare, summer activities, financial decisions, and schedules that fit both parents.

Playing the blame game through a drastic emotional and financially disruptive change only exacerbates the animosity during divorce proceedings, delays the process, and prevents either party from moving on with their lives. In an article published in Attorney at Law Magazine, Rebecca Palmer details how choosing a ‘No-Fault’ divorce can alleviate the stress of a traditional divorce and allow both parties to put a traumatic emotional experience behind them.

Disagreements over vaccinations have ramped up thanks to Covid-19. In a guest column published on September 14 by Rebecca Palmer, she discusses joint-custody agreements and considerations for the welfare of children.

Rebecca Palmer is featured in Attorney at Law Magazine discussing the recent Jolie-Pitt joint custody ruling. This high-profile case has put a spotlight on children testifying in court during a custody battle. Rebecca talks about the importance of attorneys protecting the best interests of the child during a custody battle because they often need an impartial advocate to ensure the court is presented with an accurate and unbiased picture of the entire situation when ruling on custody cases.

Cryptocurrencies are becoming more mainstream, but there is a rise in people using these currencies as a shelter for assets they do not want to disclose. In an article published on June 15, Rebecca writes that “approximately 41% of all U.S. adults who combine finances with a spouse admit to some degree of financial deception, according to The National Endowment for Financial Education.”

Recently, Bill and Melinda Gates made headlines as they filed for divorce after 27 years of marriage. As one of the founders of Microsoft, Bill Gate’s net worth is estimated to be $130 billion, and many are curious about the division of assets and what we can learn from this. After all, the Bezos and Scott divorce resulted in a $137 billion fortune being divided up in 2019, with Scott receiving an Amazon stake valued at $38 billion.

Back-to-school is an excellent time to review your parenting plan. In an article published in Parenting Special Needs Magazine on 9/15, Rebecca details how to balance schedules, handle financial obstacles, overcome challenges, and reassess logistical hurdles with an ex-spouse concerning parenting plans.

The Florida Legislature recently passed SB 1796, a controversial bill that changes how alimony is implemented and finalized. It is currently sitting on the governor’s desk — waiting to be signed or vetoed.

“I want a divorce” are difficult words to say. Reaching this point can be especially difficult when the welfare of children comes into play, and even more so for parents with a special needs child. The issues of child custody, visitation, spousal support, and property division are significantly more complex to negotiate. As part of your divorce proceeding, you will want to make sure that you consider what the “day in the life” of caring for your child looks like and who will be the primary caregiver. You will also need to consider what support your child will require throughout their life, depending on their capacity for independent living and income.

 

National News

Many people are in a state of disbelief in Florida and across the country with the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. Emotions have run high on both sides, whether you support the right to choose or the right to life. The overruling of Roe v. Wade now gives states the ability to make their own laws about abortion, unobstructed by federal law. Currently, abortion is legal in 35 states and soon will be illegal in 16. Florida does not have a “trigger law” that would put an abortion ban into effect immediately with this ruling, but the Florida Governor signed a bill in April of this year that will make it illegal for a physician to perform an abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, reducing it from 24-weeks.

Rebecca Palmer lends her voice in opposition to HB 1395 in her latest guest column. She says that if House Bill 1395 passes, it will be a catastrophic failure in protecting children. “The provision would create a presumption that a 50/50 timesharing custodial schedule would be in the best interest of minor children,” writes Rebecca. “Shared parental responsibility is the idea that both parents are equally involved in making decisions on behalf of their child, which cannot be split into equal parts. This provision can also endanger a child’s welfare in the event of an addicted, abusive, or absentee parent.”

Rebecca Palmer lends her voice in opposition to HB 1395 in her latest guest column. She says that if House Bill 1395 passes, it will be a catastrophic failure in protecting children. “The provision would create a presumption that a 50/50 timesharing custodial schedule would be in the best interest of minor children,” writes Rebecca. “Shared parental responsibility is the idea that both parents are equally involved in making decisions on behalf of their child, which cannot be split into equal parts. This provision can also endanger a child’s welfare in the event of an addicted, abusive, or absentee parent.”

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Mental health is an escalating concern amongst Americans, and the pandemic has exacerbated mental health issues worldwide. According to a recent Gallup study, mental health is far worse than it has been at any point in the last two decades. It continues to disrupt people’s lives and wreak havoc on their relationships and careers. Considering the upcoming ABA Lawyer Well-Being Week, which is held in May 2021, I wanted to address some issues that I have seen and let my readers know they are not alone. I also want to offer a message of hope and provide some advice from a renowned mental health counselor I spent some time interviewing so we can all address mental health together.

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