Law in the Library: Child Support Issues October 27

October 17, 2014
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The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library: Child Support Issues, Questions & Procedures on Monday, October 27, 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue, Gainesville. Judicial Hearing Officer S. P. Stafford, Esq., will cover both traditional and current aspects of paternity and child support establishment, modification of child support and enforcement through contempt. Questions will be welcomed and encouraged. This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Law in the Library series also includes:
Restoration of Civil Rights Workshop - Attorneys from Josiah T. Walls Bar Association and law students from the University of Florida Levin College will provide one-on-one assistance to persons who have been convicted of a felony and are interested in applying to have their civil rights restored. If civil rights are restored an applicant will have the right to vote, sit on a jury and hold public office.
Thursday, November 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Cone Park Branch
Tuesday, December 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tower Road Branch

Elder Law: Protecting yourself and Your Assets - Sam W. Boone, Esq., the immediate past president of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA), and Shannon Miller, Esq. and AFELA’s current president, will be speaking about the importance of a proper estate for the elderly to provide for an orderly transition of assets at death, the prevention of guardianship and to minimize possible exploitation. A brief overview of the Veterans Administration’s Enhanced Pension (Aid and Attendance), Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBA) and Medicaid Eligibility will be included.
Monday, November 10, 6 p.m., Headquarters Library

Estate Planning -
Parker Lawrence, Esq. will discuss estate planning basics. His presentation will address titling assets, protections given to homestead property, elective share for a disinherited spouse, wills versus trusts, consequences of not having a will and probate.
May 11, 6 p.m., Millhopper Branch

During these free presentations experienced attorneys and professionals share their knowledge on a variety of pertinent legal issues. Also, free legal resources are available in the John A.H. Murphree Law Library located at Headquarters Library. Resources include the Florida Bar Journal (2009 to present), Florida Cases, Florida Law Weekly, the Florida Statutes plus the Nolo’s small business essentials series and the WestLawNext (only available at Headquarters) and Gale Legal Forms databases. 

For additional information, contact Nickie Kortus,, or (352) 334-3909 or Jan Bendik, Esq., at or (352) 372-0519.

If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 

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