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Child Support: Reimbursable Expenses as Income

In this week’s family law appellate blog, the Second District Court of Appeal directed a trial court to recalculate the parties’ child support obligations in light of the court’s exclusion from the mother’s income all of the automobile expenses paid by her business. The case is Mikhail v. Mikhail, Case No. Case No. 2D18-2153 (filed September 20, 2019). Trial Court Evidence was submitted at trial that showed the mother owned a company that reimbursed all of her automobile expenses, incurred both for business purposes and personal…

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Manta Law: We fight medical debt harassment

We’re excited to introduce Manta Law, a Tampa-area law firm fighting for Florida patients who are being harassed over medical debts and other consumer debts. Why focus on medical debt collection? We know how serious the problem is. A recent survey from The Commonwealth Fund found that millions of Americans are struggling to pay their medical bills and have substantial medical debt. Forty-one percent of working-age Americans — or 72 million people — have medical bill problems or are paying off medical…

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Janelle Weber Gives Tips on Winning Attorneys’ Fees

Manta Law Founder Speaks About Winning Attorneys’ Fees On January 9, 2020, Janelle A. Weber, founder of the Law Office of Janelle A. Weber, P.A., presented on maximizing clients’ opportunities for winning attorneys’ fees. Ms. Weber and her co-presenters gave the talk at the C. H. Ferguson M. E. White American Inn of Court meeting at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center in downtown Tampa. The presentation provided helpful tips to attorneys for protecting their clients’ best interests and avoiding…

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Janelle Weber Volunteers at Great American Teach-In

Manta Law Gives Back  Janelle A. Weber, founder of Manta Law, volunteered at the Great American Teach-In on November 21, 2019. As a member of the North Tampa Bar Association (“NTBA”), Ms. Weber gave a talk at two entrepreneurship classes and two English literature classes at George M. Steinbrenner High School in Lutz. The students were excited to engage with Ms. Weber about the First Amendment, defamation and invasion of privacy, and legal issues affecting startup businesses.  “I always love…

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Janelle Weber Named Outreach Chair

The Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Committee has appointed Janelle A. Weber, founder of Manta Law, as Chair of the Outreach Subcommitee. In this role, Ms. Weber will manage the Consumer Protection Law Committee’s Twitter account. The purpose of the Consumer Protection Law Committee is to “educate consumers and Bar members about consumer protection laws and current issues through such means as public outreach events, public service messages, CLE programs, consumer publications, non-partisan technical assistance memoranda on proposed legislation, and providing expert resources to The Florida…

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Pension Problem: Marital Asset or Not?

In this installment of Manta Law’s Family Law Appellate Blog, the Second District Court of Appeal reversed and remanded for the trial court to make findings regarding what portion of the former wife’s pension should be classified as a marital asset. The case is Pearson v. Pearson, Case No. 2D17-4012 (filed March 22, 2019). Trial Court Proceeding The former wife testified that she began to contribute to her retirement fund when she became a teacher in 2011. She was placed on administrative…

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Janelle A. Weber attends lunch with Judge Amy Williams and members of the St. Petersburg Bar Association.

Janelle Weber Attends Judicial Luncheon

Manta Law Founder Attends Judicial Luncheon Janelle A. Weber, founder of Manta Law, recently attended a judicial luncheon hosted by the St. Petersburg Bar Association. Ms. Weber and several other area attorneys joined Judge Amy Williams at the St. Petersburg Judicial Building on March 13, 2019. Judge Williams spoke about her judicial preferences and gave the attorneys information about practicing in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Ms. Weber practices commercial, intellectual property, and consumer finance litigation in state and federal court…

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Janelle Weber Volunteers at Law Week

Manta Law Founder Teaches Kids About First Amendment Janelle A. Weber, founder of Manta Law, recently spoke to Tampa middle school students about the importance of the First Amendment. Ms. Weber volunteered her time as part of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s celebration of Law Week. Ms. Weber and her co-presenter spoke to a civics class at Sulphur Springs Community School on March 12, 2019. “It was so much fun interacting with the students and answering their questions about law…

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Miscalculation of Child Support Owed by Active Duty Military Parent

Miscalculation of Child Support Owed by Active Duty Military Parent In this week’s family law appellate blog, the First District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court for miscalculating the child support owed by a father who is on active duty in the United States Army. The case is Knapp v. Knapp, Case No. 1D17-2869 (filed Feb. 28, 2019). Child Support Error In the trial court, the father testified that he is guaranteed only 30 days of leave per calendar year…

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