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Moses R. DeWitt

Moses R DeWitt

Moses DeWitt is a native Floridian and has lived in Central Florida since 1985. After graduating from Winter Park High School, he went on to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia to receive his undergraduate degree in Political Science and to Florida State University College of Law to receive his Juris Doctor. Mr. DeWitt is a regular commentator for the News Junkie on Real Radio 104.1. Although Mr. DeWitt has a wide array of legal experience, today he limits his practice primarily to domestic, commercial, personal injury, and real estate litigation. Additionally, Mr. DeWitt handles appellate matters and has prevailed for his clients on numerous appeals. Mr. DeWitt is the author of numerous articles and was an editor of the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law.

Education
J.D. Degree: Florida State University, College of Law
• Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law (Articles and Notes Editor)
• Business Review Journal (Executive Editor & Articles and Notes Editor)

B.A. Degree: Emory University

Notable Cases
Topel v. Topel, 2014 Fla. App. LEXIS 20588 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 5th Dist. Dec. 19, 2014)(alimony awards must be supported by competent, substantial evidence that demonstrates the need for support and the paying spouse’s ability to pay).

Ela v. Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11826 (lawsuit against OCSO for improperly accessing personal information maintained by state agencies alleging violations of the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act)

Bacchus v. Bacchus, 108 So. 3d 712 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 5th Dist. 2013)(The clear purpose of § 741.30(5)(c), Fla. Stat. is to preserve the status quo pending a final evidentiary hearing. It does not contemplate entry of a series of temporary injunctions in lieu of a full hearing on a permanent injunction.)

Garcia v. Roldan, 2012 Fla. App. LEXIS 10636 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 5th Dist. 2012)(Dominican republic divorce was not finalized prior to entry into second marriage, so second marriage is void).

Publications
Florida Court Reverses Dismissal of Takings Claims on Statute of Limitations Grounds, Water Log, Vol. 29, No. 1, Legal Reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Summer 2009.

Florida Court Eases Standing Requirement for Development Challenges, Water Log, Vol. 28, No. 4, Legal Reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Summer 2009.

Florida Municipality Subject to Takings Claim for Permit Denial After Applicant Refuses Conditions, Water Log, Vol. 28, No. 4, Legal Reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Summer 2009.

Court Grants Standing to File Suit in Light of Flood-Zone Surveyor’s Erroneous Decision, Water Log, Vol. 28, No. 4, Legal Reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Spring 2009.

Appellate Court Finds Operators of Sunken Vessels Fully Liable for Removal Costs, Water Log, Vol. 28, No. 3, Legal Reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Winter 2008.

Recognitions
RYSE Magazine: 25 Young Attorneys on the RYSE

Professional Affiliations
The Florida Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
American Bar Association – Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section
• Vice-Chair, PODL Committee, 2008 – 2011
• Vice-Chair, Law Student Board, 2010 – 2011
• Long Range Planning Liaison, 2009 – 2010
• Member, Task Force on Outreach to Law Students, 2010 – 2011
The Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court

DeWitt Law Legal Resources

bigstock-Answers-2453516 5 Common Errors Made in Alimony Cases

Alimony is one of the most contentious issues litigated in family law courts today. Pursuant to Florida law, the amount and type of alimony is based on, but not limited to, the following factors:

bigstock-Real-Estate-Lender-Home-Forecl-3098313 The Current State of the Paragraph 22 Defense in Florida

For years, homeowners defending mortgage foreclosure actions have raised what is commonly referred to as the paragraph 22 notice defense. They have asserted as an affirmative defense to mortgage foreclosure actions that their mortgage has certain very specific notice requirements that the lender must give prior to accelerating the amounts due under the mortgage. Homeowners and their defense attorneys previously argued that the lender must strictly comply with these requirements.

forweb When To File A Notice Of Appeal

Can you toll (extend) the time to file a notice of appeal by filing a motion for rehearing directed toward an order granting summary judgment? Many attorneys believe that the answer to this question is yes, as long as you file your motion for rehearing within 15 days.

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