Law in the Library: Divorce and Custody: A Roadmap

January 16, 2015
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The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library. On Monday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m., Jenny Seltzer, Esq. with Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. will present Law in the Library: Divorce and Custody: A Roadmap, at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. Her presentation will address the key questions and issues involved in Family Law divorce cases, review the necessary forms that need to be submitted and the general court procedures involved. She will also cover what judges are looking for in court, what resources are available to those wanting to represent themselves and when hiring an attorney is most critical.

During these free presentations experienced attorneys share their knowledge on a variety of pertinent legal issues. Law in the Library is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

The series continues with:
Restoration of Civil Rights Workshop: Attorneys from Josiah T. Walls Bar Association and law students from the University of Florida Levin College of Law 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, Feb. 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue, (352) 334-3939
Thursday, March 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Tower Road Branch, 3020 SW 75 Street, (352) 333-2840
Thursday, April 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Library Partnership, 1130 NE 16 Avenue, (352) 334-0165

Child Support Workshop - Child Support Issues, Questions & Procedures - 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. These child support workshops are not for specific detailed case information. The discussion provides information about the child support process and navigating the judicial system. Questions will be welcomed and encouraged. These workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Wednesday, March 4, 6 to 7 p.m. at Alachua Branch, 14913 N.W. 140 St., Alachua, (386) 462-2592
Thursday, March 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Library Partnership, 1130 N.E. 16 Avenue, Gainesville (352) 334-0165
Tuesday, April 7, 6 to 7 p.m. at High Springs Branch, 135 N.W. 1 Avenue, High Springs, (386) 454-2515
Tuesday, May 19, 6 to 7 p.m. at Hawthorne Branch, 6640 S.E. 221 St., Hawthorne, (352) 481-1920
Tuesday, May 26, 6 to 7 p.m. at Archer Branch, 13266 S.W. State Road 45, Archer, (352) 495-3367
Thursday, March 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Library Partnership, 1130 N.E. 16 Avenue

May is Elder Law Month
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, 3145 NW 43 Street, Gainesville (352) 334-1272

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.

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