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The January edition of our newsletter covers misconceptions people tend to believe about prenups, as well as our response to those inaccuracies.  We invite you to learn more about our firm at to find out more about our team.  Be sure to check out our firm video here.

Below are some opportunities and events we thought would be of interest to you: 

The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for one (1) vacancy on the Broward Circuit Court.  Applications for the Circuit Court vacancy must be received by 12:00 p.m. Noon on January 21, 2020 and should be delivered to:  Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, c/o Kenneth J. Joyce, Chair, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, 110 SE 6th Street, Suite 2600, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, (954) 728-1280, Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. All applicants must have been members of the Florida Bar for at least five (5) years, electors of the State of Florida, and residents of the Seventeenth Circuit before taking office.  Applications and the official notice may be found at

The Broward County Bar Association and 17th Judicial Circuit present the 2020 Judicial  Procession and State of the Circuit  Judicial Procession, Chief Judge’s Circuit Update, and Friend of the Bar Award Presentation.  Date: Friday, January 24, 2020, Time: 1:00 p.m., Location: Jury Assembly Room 03320 (201 Southeast Sixth Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida), Cost: No Cost Open to the Public. Register  here.

The Broward County Bar Association presents Divorce American Style: What Every Family Law Attorney And Mediator Needs To Know About Government Benefits And Life Care Planning When Representing Special Needs Families. 7 General; 1 Ethics CLE Credits. Date: Friday, February 7, 2020; Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Location: BCBA Conference Center; Cost: $75 BCBA Member; $125 Non-Member; No Charge BCBA Judiciary. Register here.
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Deciding whether to get a prenup can be a difficult decision for many couples, and for lots of them, it can cause tension in the relationship.  Before you choose to either create a prenuptial agreement or get married without one, it is important that both you and your future spouse understand what a prenup is, what it means to have one and what it can and cannot contain.

Unfortunately, there are many lies surrounding prenups that are all too easy to believe and make people confused and anxious at a time when they should be looking forward to their wedding day and married life together.
Here are some of the most common lies surrounding prenuptial agreements and why they are incorrect...
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