Common Aspects of Family Law

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Family Law

Ted Doran sits as the founding partner of Doran, Sims, Wolfe & Ciocchetti, a legal firm servicing clients across Florida. Practicing since 1982, Ted Doran focuses on several practice areas, including family law.

Family law encompasses all matters dealing with family and domestic relations. Some aspects of family law include:

Alimony – Alimony is a set amount of money that one party of a divorced couple must pay to the other for a period of time following divorce. If there is an imbalance in income between a couple, the party with the significantly larger income must usually pay some sort of alimony in the event of a divorce. No matter which side of the alimony you are on, a seasoned family law attorney will walk you through the alimony process and help settle a fair payment for you so that your assets remain intact.

Child custody and child support – Determining child custody, whether the parents are married or not, can often be a difficult and delicate affair. In a custody battle, it is important to find a legal professional that can help you reach an agreement that is fair to you. Child support payments, typically made by the noncustodial parent, are essential in a ensuring a good quality of life for the child.

Prenuptial agreements – Before marriage, parties who are concerned about the ownership of his or her assets should the marriage fail can enter into a prenuptial agreement. Having your prenuptial agreement drawn up in a way that protects your assets is imperative in securing a safe future for yourself in the event of a divorce.


Bringing More Tourists to Daytona Beach

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Daytona Beach

In 2011, attorney Ted Doran was appointed as chair of the Halifax Area Advertising Agency (HAAA), the regional board in charge of bringing tourists into the Daytona Beach area, which stretches from Ormond by the Sea to Ponce Inlet. During his tenure as board chair, Ted Doran oversaw the hiring of Jeffrey Hertz, the CEO of the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Mr. Doran’s original appointment to the board came from County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack, who appointed him in an effort to bring more transparency to the operating of the HAAA. As a local attorney, Mr. Doran was a unique voice on the board. He did not have a vested interest in hotel properties, but his position as a small business owner in the area drove his desire to see the HAAA governed correctly.

The HAAA collects a 3 percent tax on overnight accommodations, which is used to promote the area’s tourism offerings. In addition, the HAAA collects an additional 3 percent tax known as the Tourist Development Tax, which is used to fund the Ocean Center, a convention center in Daytona Beach.