Pam Bondi is once again opposing same-sex marriage rights in Florida. On Wednesday, the attorney general filed papers in Broward County Circuit Court saying that Palm Beach resident Heather Brassner and her former partner, Megan Lade, should not be granted a petition for divorce. Brassner and Lade ... More >>
In 2002, Heather Brassner, a Palm Beach County art dealer, and her then-partner, Megan Lade, were joined together in a civil union in Vermont. Though they were initially committed to each other, the relationship fell apart about four years ago, when Lade allegedly cheated on Brassner and ran off wit ... More >>
In what at one point had a bleak outlook turned into a symbolic victory for Fort Lauderdale's LGBT community when commissioners approved a marriage-equality resolution Tuesday night. The measure, sponsored by openly gay Commissioner Dean Trantalis, is nonbinding and asks Gov. Rick Scott and the Flo ... More >>
Florida has come a long way in the past few years when it comes to gay marriage and marriage equality. According to the latest Public Policy Poll, a whopping 75 percent of Florida voters support gay marriage. This is a seismic shift from not long ago, when the majority of Floridians didn't want ga ... More >>
Following an apparent "change of circumstances," a New York County judge awarded temporary full custody of Carole Crist's two teenage daughters earlier this month to her ex-husband, Todd Rome, who alleges Florida's former first lady has abandoned and ignored her daughters for more than two years. ... More >>
Former Chicago Bulls forward, local bar hopper, and occasional wedding-dress wearer Dennis Rodman has apparently written a children's book. The NBA Hall of Famer has teamed up with screenwriter Dustin Warburton, who penned the cinematic masterpiece Spiders 3D to write Dennis the Wild Bull, slated to ... More >>
BSOPaul GonzalezHere's something Paul Gonzalez learned the other day: Allegedly beating your wife unconscious in a Broward judge's chambers probably won't help your battle to win custody over your children or paying child support.Gonzalez, 28, and his wife, 23-year-old Catie Scott-Gonzalez, were ... More >>
Courtesy of Ryan Lipner (of course)Ryan LipnerRyan Lipner -- the charismatic, bipolar 27-year-old who ran a Hallmark store at age 10 and once took girls out in a Hummer limousine with a wad of hundred-dollar bills in his fist -- is suing his parents in an attempt to force them to pay child suppor ... More >>
Dwyane Wade's long, public divorce and custody battle finally came to a conclusion at the end of last week, with a Chicago judge awarding the father custody of his two young sons. The next day, the Heat avenged a 30-point loss to the San Antonio Spurs with a 30-point stomping of their own.While d ... More >>
Lewis Kasman, who for years was the right-hand man and "adopted son" to crime boss John Gotti, says the Mafia has nothing on Florida when it comes to stealing money.Now Kasman, who turned government witness and helped indict dozens of organized crime figures, is looking to get payback from his divor ... More >>
via www.someecards.comClick to EnlargeFacebook now includes "Civil Union" and "Domestic Partnership" among its relationship status options. Since the genesis of the online 'Relationship Status' in the early 2000s, the few and definite choices have fallen short of defining the ever-complex myriad ... More >>
A gunman got into the Broward County Courthouse this morning, aimed the weapon at his chest, and threatened to kill himself this morning before deputies and police were able to talk him down without any violence. Marin Stroia, the accused gunman. The gunman has been identified a ... More >>
Melissa Lewis (right) had complained of heart pain.Melissa Britt Lewis was a cautious woman. The 39-year-old, newly divorced attorney at Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler carried Mace in her purse, had two dogs and an alarm system at her Plantation home, and always kept her garage door locked to prevent ... More >>
Flickr user: Pink Sherbert PhotographyTests show Dippolito is the baby's daddy.DNA test results show that Michael Dippolito is the father of an 11-year-old boy who lives west of Boca Raton, according to a confidential source. The child's mother, Karen Tanne, alleges in a paternity suit that Dippo ... More >>
Florida Department of CorrectionsToday is Dippolito's deadline to submit his DNA.Eleven years before he married the woman who allegedly tried to have him killed, Michael Dippolito admits he "may have" fathered a son with another woman who lives west of Boca Raton.According to a paternity suit fil ... More >>
Photo: C. StilesPatrick NeptuneCount Patrick Neptune among the droves of Broward residents who think they're getting a raw deal from county judges. Neptune says he was recently ordered to pay child support for a 26-year-old daughter, even though that daughter had long since been adopted by the cu ... More >>
Photo: Theo de CarvalhoSeems a certain Master of the Universe is no longer Master of His Domain. Marc Leder, one of the founders of Boca Raton-based Sun Capital Partners, is trying to put the pieces together after his wife Lisa left with the couple's three children and is now demanding half of Su ... More >>
The former cult member crashed a recent South Florida rally by the presidential candidate.
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Polls are all over the place in the governor's race. The Miami Herald has Charlie Crist with a commanding ten-point lead (with a poll conducted by reputable Zogby International), but SurveyUSA has the race between Crist and Jim Davis in a virtual dead heat (via Taeg0n Goddard's PoliticWire): "In ... More >>
From the files of Broward supershrink Joel Klass: The Chicken Lady, the Phantom .38 Killer, and more
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The state legislature should soon pass a bill criminalizing failure to pay child support, but those who live within the system say this reform doesn't go nearly far enough
Disgruntled over alleged discrimination in divorce court, Florida dads have formed a network to air grievances -- and to even the odds
A bill in the Florida Senate proposes that unofficial courtwatchers like Eleanor Mendlein become official court critics
Appointed by a judge to act in a child's best interest, some lawyers can also help themselves by billing a small fortune
Pepsi pays Jeff Koons big bucks to lobby for its causes. And the West Palm Beach city commissioner is worth every cent.