Florida Employment and Labor Law Attorney
1. Discrimination Claims
2. Sexual Harassment
3. Wrongful termination
4. Unpaid Wages
7. Hostile Work Environment
8. Whistleblower Clams
9. Unemployment Hearings
10. Federal employee representation
11. Review & negotiate severance
12. Unemployment Claims
13. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
14. Public Sector Employees
15. Breach of employment contract
Attorney Newman is a Certified Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Mediator
We offer mediation at competitive prices and will host your mediation at our office or at your designated location.
We conduct prompt, thorough and unbiased EEO and administrative (misconduct) investigations for public (federal, state and county) agencies as well as private sector employers.
Attorney Newman understands the emotional and financial toll your divorce can have on you and your loved ones. When you hire the Law Office of Annette Newman legal team, you direct access to your attorney, who will provide you and your family a compassionate understanding of the legalities of your case, helping protect you and your loved ones every step of the way.
Attorney Newman understands going through a divorce is difficult and emotional for you and your family and she is committed to help you through this difficult time. Attorney Newman has over nine years of experience handling family legal matters such as divorce, child custody and post judgment modifications. She will guide you through the process with aggressive, solid, and compassionate representation. She understands this can be a frustrating time and emotionally draining, and will work diligently to quickly achieve the best solution possible for you.
One of the most difficult issues facing parents who are no longer living together involves where their child will live. The court refers to this as custody of the child, and the parent with whom the child lives is called the custodial parent. Through mediation, hearings, and trials, we represent our client diligently and effectively. We work to ensure our client receives their deserved rights and benefits.
Florida requires parents to make a parenting plan in all divorce cases when the parents have minor children. We will work with you to help you with a parenting plan that is in your best interest and in the best interest of your children. Your parenting plan must include:
The public policy of Florida is that each child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents after separation and to encourage parents to share the rights, responsibilities, and joys of child rearing. Your parenting plan should reflect this policy.
A prenuptial agreement is nothing more, or less, than a contract between two people. It specifies the assets and liabilities that each party brings to the marriage, and determines what each party's property rights will be throughout the marriage and should that marriage end in divorce. Prenuptial agreements can also come into play after the death of a spouse, ensuring that their property rights and interests continue to be protected following their demise.
There are strict rules about what can, and cannot, be included in a premarital agreement, and disregarding those rules can result in the contract being struck down should it be challenged in court.
For a prenuptial agreement to be a binding legal contract, it needs to be prepared by a lawyer who is experienced in matrimonial law, and well versed in the laws governing marriage contracts in your state. Ideally, you should each have independent counsel, to ensure that both of your interests are represented fully and fairly. All prenuptial agreements are closely scrutinized by the courts, and the presence of independent counsel for each party is a good indication that the contract is fair, and that both parties have entered into the agreement in good faith and with adequate legal representation. Having separate lawyers also helps to avoid any misunderstandings or misapprehensions that can arise during the drafting process, ensuring that both of you will be satisfied and comfortable with the final agreement.
Postnuptial agreements (also known as postmarital agreements) are agreements entered into by the parties after marriage that set forth the rights and obligations of each party in the event of death or divorce, and during the marriage. Postnuptial agreements can be used when no divorce is contemplated or when divorce is not imminent. When divorce is imminent, postnuptial agreements are referred to as separation agreements.
In Florida, when a mother is married and gives birth, the law assumes the child's father is the mother’s husband. But when the mother is unmarried at the time of the child’s birth, paternity must be established, either voluntarily or through a court order.If the mother and alleged father agree on who the child's father is, they can sign a “Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity” form. When the parents sign this document, they are acknowledging that the man signing the form is the child's legal father and swearing under oath that the information is true. The acknowledgement becomes final 60 days after it has been signed. After the 60 days elapses, neither parent can revoke it. If either parent wants to revoke it, he or she must prove in court that there was fraud or extreme force was used to get the parent to sign.
If there is no voluntary acknowledgement, either the mother or the man who believes he is the father may proceed to court to establish paternity. Under Florida law, any of the following persons or agencies can start the court process:
If a government agency establishes paternity, the agency can only make orders regarding child support. For other orders such as a parenting schedule, the mother or alleged father must go to the court.
The Law Office of Annette Newman, PLLC offers legal services to businesses (small, medium size and large corporations) in employment law matters. Whatever the employment law issue, you can rest assured the Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC has the requisite skills to handle the employment law issue. Whether it's training, responding to federal and/or state agencies regarding employment law regulations, responding to EEOC claims or representing your firm at an unemployment law hearing, we are here to answer your legal questions and to represent you as needed.
Attorney Newman is a Certified Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Mediator, specializing in employment law disputes.
Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process where an employee and an employer discuss and choose possible solutions to resolve a dispute. It involves the help of an independent and impartial person, called a mediator, who helps the parties reach a resolution, which is acceptable to all parties involved. The mediator helps facilitate the discussion and assists the parties by providing a venue where they can confidentially discuss each other's position, listen respectfully to each other, and weigh the advantages and disadvantages and costs of litigation.
If the mediation leads to a settlement, a mediator can assist the parties in drafting the settlement agreement. If it does not lead to a settlement, the parties are free to continue mediation sessions until the dispute is resolved, or an "impasse" may be declared, at which time the parties may chose to litigate their claims in a court of law.
Are you a business owner? Well trained managers, especially ones who can spot legal issues before they become lawsuits, make the difference between disaster and success for companies. Managers who understand their legal responsibilities can save your company millions of dollars in legal fees, thousands of hours of lost time, and keep employee retention high. Need help with your position statements in response to Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC) claims? Contact the Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC to assist you with presenting the most effective response on behalf of management to allegations of discrimination. Attorney Newman defends employers against charges of discrimination and takes care in preparing and drafting effective position statements. Attorney Newman also reviews position statements drafted internally by companies and provides counseling and guidance to employers seeking the most effective response to a charge of discrimination.
Attorney Newman is a Certified Federal EEO Investigator. Our firm works with a team of Certified EEO investigators who are routinely engaged to conduct Title VII and non-Title VII internal investigations, fact-findings, and mediations for public (e.g., USDA, NNSA, VA, USAID, USPS, NPS,) and private clients.
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