FACP

Transformative and team-centric, the 12th Annual Conference for the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals from April 18 - 20, 2024 features a dynamic group of judges, lawyers, mediators, financial planners, and psychologists. FACP is Florida’s statewide organization of lawyers, financial, and mental health professionals whose mission is to guide families to peaceful divorce using the Collaborative Divorce Read More

De-Stress During Divorce: 5 Tips to Help You Cope 

Stress Awareness Month has been recognized every April to bring attention to the negative impact of stress and help individuals manage stress with useful tools. Knowing how to manage stress can improve mental and physical well-being as well as minimize exacerbation of health-related issues. Learning to cope with stress during a divorce and finding healthy ways to deal with a separation can go a long way in living a Read More

Untying the Knot: Florida Ends Permanent Alimony

The Florida legislature recently revamped Florida’s alimony statute, Section 61.08. The measure (SB 1416) includes sweeping changes to alimony, such as the elimination of permanent alimony payments in favor of a formula-based system that establishes the maximum length of time alimony can be paid and caps the amount of alimony. The bill also establishes new rules about retirement as well as tax consequences, which Read More

Unpacking the Implications of the Alabama Supreme Court Ruling

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled on Feb. 16 that frozen embryos are children after three couples sued a fertility clinic for wrongful death when a patient accessed the Mobile, Alabama freezer the embryos were in and dropped them.  The court determined in LePage v. Mobile Infirmary Clinic that the clinic’s failure to secure the storage area violated the state’s Wrongful Death Act because the frozen embryos were Read More

You Are the Heart of Our Law Firm

On a recent Saturday afternoon, I cuddled up with a hot cup of chocolate  (marshmallows included) to read newly published 5-star client reviews on Google. My heart swelled with pride, joy and immense gratitude. Heartfelt appreciation for the beautiful and candid articulation of your experiences working with Sara Horowitz PA, which meaningfully serves as a resource for others to understand how family law matters are Read More

The Benefits of Having a Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement

A well-drafted prenuptial and postnuptial agreement are worth their weight in gold.  These documents help form the foundation of a marriage and serve as a framework for couples to have important conversations about money, business, and values.  They protect assets in the event of a divorce or separation as well as make parties feel empowered.  A major benefit of getting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is that Read More

Making Spirits Bright

Have a holly, jolly Christmas!  To all who celebrate, we wish you and your loved ones health, happiness and joy this Christmas.  May all your days be merry and bright.   Whether you deck the halls, rock around the Christmas tree, build a snowman on Florida's beautiful beaches, or jingle all the way to your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day festivities, we hope good tidings come your way.  May the magic of the season Read More

A Hanukkah Tradition of Giving

Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel!  Hanukkah is one of my favorite holidays.  It is a celebration of the miracle of the oil that was only supposed to last for one night but lasted for eight nights.  Each night another candle is added so that by the end of the holiday the menorah shines powerfully -  a symbol of hope just when we need it most. As a child, I loved lighting the candles on the menorah and watching them Read More

New Podcast Episode: Sara Horowitz Shares Her Pragmatic Approach to Family Law

In a new, groundbreaking episode of The Confident Retirement, Kris Flammang interviews Sara Horowitz about collaborative divorce, uncontested divorce, and adoption law.  Sara shares her more than decade-long experience practicing family law, emphasizing the numerous benefits of the collaborative process. For Sara Horowitz, practicing Family Law and Collaborative Divorce is a calling, and she works efficiency and Read More

An Attitude of Gratitude: Grateful Hearts Gather Here

"An attitude of gratitude goes a long way when it comes to physical and emotional healing." - Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor Your family law journey should center on healing and hope.  We’re thankful to be part of your journey and grateful to do the work we love in a community we love.  You, our clients, inspire us every day.  We, in turn, aim to provide the necessary legal tools to help you live your best life. Embracing a Read More

Point of Pride: Serving a Florida Family Law Clientele

Gators - and Florida pride - runs deep in my veins. The University of Florida in Gainesville, fondly referred to as “UF,” is a thriving center of academic excellence, inclusion, and diversity. UF was recently named the No. 1 public university in the country by The Wall Street Journal in its “2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” report. UF significantly shaped my future as a Florida-based attorney. I graduated summa cum Read More

Do I Need a Florida Family Law Attorney?

“Could collaborative divorce work for my separation situation?” “I might want to foster or adopt a child but how do I begin the process?” These are questions we frequently hear at Sara Horowitz PA when people are thinking about making a major life decision that affects their family. The main objective of family law is to provide legal mechanisms for resolving disputes and building relationships between family Read More

Find More Fun: Happy National Family Fun Month

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” - Mary Poppins   Fun is an action you can take practically anywhere, anytime.  The magical mixture of playfulness and connection with loved ones is vital to our mental and physical prosperity.  August brings us National Family Fun Month, which is the perfect reminder to enjoy some carefree time with kids, partners, spouses, and loved ones.  Create Read More

Hollywood Ending: Amicable Celebrity Splits

The way they weren’t.  Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner.  Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky.  Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth.  Billy Porter and Adam Smith.  These are just some of the marquee names who announced their splits in 2023.  Celebrity divorces can be messy and complex, especially when the ins and outs of their separation are covered by paparazzi culture.   What can amicable and discreet high-profile Read More

Adoption Options for Same-Sex Couples in Florida

“Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love.” - Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Awards acceptance speech in 2016 reminded a world devastated by the tragic mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida of the healing power of love.  His sonnet paid homage to the idea that all people deserve to live with dignity and respect, free from violence, and protected against Read More

Understanding the Unique Role Collaborative Divorce Plays in Mental Health 

Mental health is health; it affects everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, politics, geography, or income.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and collaborative divorce is a prime tool that supports mental health and emotional wellness.  Divorce can increase symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety.  Yet collaborative law paves the way for improved mental health because it is a process that embraces Read More

Fostering a Supportive Foster Care Adoption Process 

Foster care adoptions can provide stability, wellbeing, and joy for both parents and children alike.  It is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling ways to change children’s lives and enrich the life of the adoptive parent or family that welcomes them in.  At Sara Horowitz PA, we strive to ensure foster care adoptions go as smoothly as possible since the adoption of the foster child you already know and love is an Read More

Comprehensive, Collaborative Solutions to Your Family Law Needs

I am proud to present my inaugural newsletter! Each month, you’ll receive helpful tips, insights, strategies, and skills regarding Collaborative Divorce, Family Law, and Florida law. Thank you for being a valued member of my community, and welcome to the March 2023 issue of Horowitz Highlights.Is Collaborative Divorce right for you, your family or friends?  Collaborative Divorce is an alternative approach to Read More

Sara Horowitz Presents on Family Law Webinar

Topic: Family Law WebinarStart Time: Apr 21, 2022 11:50 AMCheck the Meeting Recording here.Access Passcode: MKB2022! Read More