Wednesday, October 3, 2018

I Worked Hard to get Where I Am.

That is what so many fathers facing divorce and asset distribution are saying.  They want to know why they have to give up so much of the fruits of their labors.  Impending divorce often triggers feelings of uncertainty about your financial future.  You need representation to defend your financial rights in a Florida divorce court.

Here are some of the things that area courts will consider –

1.  What did you contribute financially during the marriage?
2.  Your current economic situation.
3.  How long were you married?
4.  Career sacrifices that you made in favor of the marriage.
5.  A business that you need to maintain without your former spouse.

There are many murky areas of financial distribution during a Florida divorce.  That is why the aggressive representation of Nat Kidder and Bill Bennett is necessary at a time like this.  Contact the office located at 275 96th Ave North in St. Petersburg for a free consultation with people who have had decades of experience in Florida divorce courts.  That number is (727) 821-8000.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Oktoberfest on the Beach, Oct 13th

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"Celebrate Oktoberfest beachside at Indian Rocks Beach! This all day German beer festival is complete with live music, games, international food and more fun for the whole family. From 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., arts & crafts vendors, beer and food will be available for purchase."

Monday, September 17, 2018

Appealing to a Higher Power.

Fortunately, in Florida and throughout the country when you are pronounced guilty of a crime you have the right to appeal the decision.  Please understand that an appeal is not considered to be a brand new trial, but rather an opportunity to have a higher court consider the original decision to be sure that it was fair and accurate.

If you think that appellate judges receive new evidence, you would be wrong!  They only consider the decision of the trial court.  Here is the challenge of the appellate process.  You need someone to effectively frame appealable issues which necessitates decades of experience and substantial knowledge of complex legal issues.

An effective appeal begins with an experienced appellate lawyer.  In Nat Kidder and Bill Bennett, you will find a combined half-century plus of that very experience.  They have dealt with Florida appellate courts and know how to navigate them.  Please make an appointment at their St. Petersburg office by calling (727) 821-8000.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Domestic Partnership in Florida.

Our state has many couples that are part of domestic partnerships.  Same-sex marriage is legal in the majority of states due in large part to a string of federal court decisions that, beginning in late 2013, have declared state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

Florida used to have a law that limited the terms “marriage” and “spouse” to unions between one man and one woman. On Aug. 21, 2014, a federal district court ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was not in keeping with the constitution.  Same-sex marriages have been permitted in Florida since the beginning of 2015.

How may this effect you and a loved one in you live in Pinellas County?  Subjects such as parental rights, public benefits, health insurance, family court assistance, and property rights come into play.  This is where we come in.  Nat Kidder and Bill Bennett are attorneys that have a combined 50+ years of experience dealing with Florida family law issues.  Please give us a call with any domestic partnership questions at (727) 821-8000.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Labor Day St Petersburg & Clearwater 2018

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"Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer and typically celebrated with picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays, parties, parades and other events."

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Please Divert your Attention for a Moment.

No, don’t divert it from these next three paragraphs.  We want to tell you something that you may need to know.  Are you, or someone you love a first-time offender?  Please take note…there could be a program that keeps you free from incarceration as well as providing counseling to help you or that loved one overcome obstacles and move forward with your hopes and dreams to lead a productive life.

Upon successfully completing the program, the court will then dismiss the charges, so there is no record of a conviction!  Here are some of the areas that are covered.  A second degree felony, many violent crimes, driving with an invalid license, eluding arrest, participating in organized crime, and even the dreaded DUI charge.

Nat Kidder and Bill Bennett know all about Florida’s Diversion Programs (that is what they are called).  They will help you navigate successfully through the system with their combined 50+ years of practicing Florida criminal law.  Call their St. Petersburg office for a consultation as soon as you can at (727) 821-8000.