Recently, a federal bill was introduced known as the Collegiate Athlete Compensation Rights Act. If passed, athletes under amateurism rules can increase their economic rights and be paid for appearances and endorsements, including the use of their name, likeness, and image. A few states, including Florida, have already passed legislation to allow compensation for student-athletes.
When going through a paternity action or a divorce involving children it is required by family courts to establish a legal parenting plan. This plan will set all the rules applying to the children’s daily lives including custody, overnight responsibilities, healthcare, education, parent visitation schedules and the calculation of child support.
Kristen Crescenti has been promoted to partner. Crescenti has worked with Ronnie Bitman since graduating from law school, working as an associate attorney and managing the firm’s real estate department and facilitates residential and commercial transactions.
Making the difficult and life-altering decision to get divorced can be emotional and overwhelming. Being prepared and having an experienced lawyer by your side can help navigate the complex decisions and procedures involved in a divorce, or dissolution of marriage, case.
The Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports) has announced its 2021 officers as well as 15 incoming members to its Executive and Advisory Board of Directors. New incoming members will serve as the team that will help us continue to collaborate and bring innovative ideas and leadership to Greater Orlando.
Meghan Keane has been promoted to partner. She is the first organic, internal partner at the firm. Before joining Bitman O’Brien & Morat, Keane worked as a coverage attorney where she attended over 2,500 foreclosure hearings throughout Central Florida.
Bitman, O’Brien & Morat is expanding its practice to include family law. Associate Ryan Marger will lead the team to represent clients in a variety of matters relating to family relationships including divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, and adoptions.
It is becoming a common practice for persons to publish a sexually explicit image of another to Internet websites or to disseminate such an image through electronic means without the depicted person’s consent, contrary to the depicted person’s reasonable expectation of privacy, for no legitimate purpose, with the intent of causing substantial emotional distress to the depicted person.
The annual Best Companies To Work For In Florida list is featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. One hundred companies are ranked in small, medium and large employer categories.
This year, the State of Florida approved a law allowing Florida notaries to perform remote online notarizations. With the global pandemic stifling many legal processes including, closing in-bank services and real estate offices, the state’s timing may seem clairvoyant.