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Love and Politics: When Politics Leads to Marital Strife

Politics has long been a common source of disagreement among friends and partners, but in some cases, it takes a significant toll on the relationship. A recent news article recounts the story of a ...
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What Happens in Mediation?

Standing before a judge and fighting with your ex-spouse is not an ideal situation for anyone. Mediation offers a nice alternative to the traditional divorce process by taking away the courtroom and ...
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Top Things to Remember for Children When Going Through a Divorce

Most people who step into a divorce have just one other person on their minds: their spouse. This is pretty understandable, as the two spouses might be butting heads in the best case scenario. It is ...
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Understanding & Benefitting From Collaborative Divorce

For many people, the thought of divorce conjures images of heated arguments, lengthy and numerous courtroom sessions, and someone not getting what they wanted. But such a scenario is in no way ...
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Buckmaster & Ellzey Partner; Welcome New Associate

Daytona Beach, FL – Attorneys Jeremy J. Buckmaster and J. David Ellzey, Jr. announce the formation of the new law partnership of Buckmaster & Ellzey, PLC. Previously operating as Buckmaster ...
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Buckmaster & Ellzey Welcomes Brian Cantrell to the Team

Brian is a seasoned trial attorney who takes pride in offering outstanding customer service, strong communication, and effective negotiation skills. A Daytona Beach native, Mr. Cantrell received his ...
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Jeremy Buckmaster Obtains Certification as a Family Mediator

At Buckmaster & Ellzey, our attorneys are committed to excellence in every area of our practice. This was recently demonstrated by Attorney Jeremy Buckmaster, when he completed all of the necessary ...
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Supreme Court Ruling of Same-Sex Marriages May Also Affect Family Law

The United States Supreme Court ruled on June 26 th, 2015, that same-sex marriages would be legalized in all 50 states. The news shocked the nation as the country joined several others across the ...
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Jeremy Buckmaster Selected as Vice Chair of the Citizens' Law Enforcement Advisory Board

Our firm is proud to announce the most recent accomplishment achieved by Attorney Jeremy Buckmaster. Mr. Buckmaster was selected by the City of Ormond Beach to serve as the Vice Chair of the ...
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Does a Judge Need to Order Mediation?

In most cases, mediation is a decision made by both spouses as an alternative to divorce court. However, there are instances when a judge can choose to send a couple to mediation, which is referred to ...
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What Does a Mediator Do?

Couples hoping to minimize conflict and avoid going to court may find that mediation is the most effective way to resolve their divorce. Mediation is quickly becoming a popular alternative to divorce ...
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Do You Have to Have an Attorney for Mediation?

There is no question that mediation is much different than traditional divorce. While divorce court often invokes visions of conflict and stress, mediation promotes communication between both spouses ...
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Attorney Ellzey Becomes Judge Advocate Officer for Air National Guard

David Ellzey, who is one of our lawyers at Buckmaster & Ellzey, has taken on an important new role within the Florida Air National Guard, which is the Florida National Guard's Air Force component. ...
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Can Disabled Adult Children Over 18 Continue to Collect Child Support?

Child support is one of the primary issues that must be resolved when a couple decides to get separated or divorced. Child support payments help ensure that both parents will continue to provide ...
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Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage - A Solution for Separated Couples?

When a couple makes the decision to live separately, but still remain married, there are numerous issues which will need to be resolved and various agreements that should be established so as to allow ...
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Collaborative Dissolution - Working Together for an Uncontested Divorce

Divorce proceedings do not have to be complex, expensive or drawn-out. The terms of many divorce agreements can be easily and rapidly finalized if the two parties work together to collaborate on the ...
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Relocation Factors of Moving with Children after a Divorce

Divorce proceedings, with or without children from the marriage, can often involve complex negotiations and settlement agreements. When there are children from the marriage there are many additional ...
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How Does Military Deployment Affect Child Visitation?

There is no question that a parent's military service can present child custody and visitation issues. Deployments and ongoing relocations can have an impact on child custody and visitation and ...
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An Addition to Our Team

At Buckmaster & Ellzey we are highly versed in the legal matters that our clients come to us with. We represent individuals with all types of situations, including those related to family law, ...
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Florida's Stand Your Ground Law

In February 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed at close range by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator during an altercation. According to Zimmerman, his actions ...
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State Funding Cutbacks for the Florida Public Defender's Office

I hear the question every week in my office. Why should I hire you and not just get a free lawyer through the Public Defender's Office. It is a great question that I wish I was asked more often. ...
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Refusing A Breath Test

In the state of Florida, a conviction of a DUI can have many consequences including a driver's license suspension, fines and court costs well over $1000, alcohol classes, outpatient treatment, ...
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Padilla v. Kentucky

In March 2010, the United States Supreme Court set precedence with the decision of Padilla v. Kentucky 130 S. Ct. 1473. This case addressed the deportation risks that arise in a criminal defense case ...
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Florida's Newly Proposed Immigration Laws

In early May, the Florida Senate approved a new bill to control the illegal immigration issue that has been a topic of interest for many states including, Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia. The Florida ...
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How the Court Can Help You Overcome Drug Addiction

Ask yourself the following questions: 1. Have you used drugs other than those needed for medicinal purposes? 2. Do you misuse more than one drug at a time, whether for recreational or medicinal ...
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