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Joy A. Bartmon, Esq., P.A.
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Does this make you feel better?
"While the people retain their virtue, and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government, in the short space of four years."
Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861
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A bill has been introduced to give physician’s assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners the power to examine and certify that a person meets the criteria for involuntary examination under the Baker Act, triggering the power to pick up and hold a person. The Florida bill is House Bill 0645, from Rep. Shevrin Jones of Broward. For concerned family trying to handle a bad situation, it is a help. That there are those who could use this to abuse an extraordinary power, is a concern.

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I cannot emphasize how important it is to keep family dissolution issues out of the courts and keep them in private and collaborative. The rules of procedure to govern Collaborative Family Practice are scheduled for oral argument before the Florida Supreme Court on February 9, 2017 with arguments scheduled for that day starting at 9:00 am. The arguments will be broadcast live on the Supreme Court website.

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"Learned at the recent PBCBA Unified Family Court Committee Meeting. Never do an Order of Referral for a child support issue. There is an Administrative Order on how to supercede an Administrative Support Order and a form petition on the committee's webpage. There is no attorney client privilege between either party and the DOR attorney only between the DOR attorney and DOR. Form 673 is the only way to get a parent name off a birth certificate after a final judgment disestablishing paternity. Lots more was learned. Join the committee and come to the meetings."

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Learned at the recent PBCBA Unified Family Court Committee Meeting. Never do an Order of Referral for a child support issue. There is an Administrative Order on how to supercede an Administrative Support Order and a form petition on the committee's webpage. There is no attorney client privilege between either party and the DOR attorney only between the DOR attorney and DOR. Form 673 is the only way to get a parent name off a birth certificate after a final judgment disestablishing paternity. Lots more was learned. Join the committee and come to the meetings.

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The Florida Guardian ad Litem program puts out a newsletter with case law summaries relevant to dependency, adoption, and child custody issues. Some of these cases are relevant to family division issues. To get on the mailing list contact
Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program, elizabeth.damski@gal.fl.gov

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The states with less access to mental health care have more adults in the criminal justice system. Florida is among the 6 worst states with low access to care and high incarceration. Florida ranks 41st in the availability of behavioral health workforce. For the third year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures.

I am getting solicitations by email about surrogacy cases. Here's the text of one I just got. I do not believe this is legitimate.

"I have a client with escrow needs regarding surrogacy for an assisted
reproductive procedure. Let me know if this is within your area of
practice and I will have the client conbtact you directly.

I await your prompt response."
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