NEW CASE: Statutory Benefits for Firefighters With Cancer Do Not Apply Retroactively A Florida appellate court ruled that a firefighter diagnosed with cancer before the effective date of Florida Statutes Section 112.1816 is not entitled to the benefits provided by the law, Weaver v. Volusia County, No. 5D21-1620, 10/21/2022. Kathleen Weaver was a trailblazer for…

“What it does not require is colorblindness or “post-racialism” or “racelessness” — if you are choosing not to see your child as Black, the message you are sending is that you value your child only if you strip away something that is integral to her identity, her existence and her sense of self. We will…

Happy Veteran’s Day! Hancock Law Firm is closed today in celebration of Veteran’s Day. Thank you to our heroic veterans who have served our nation with bravery, courage, and honor — and their families, whose supporting role in the lives of our servicemembers and veterans is so important. Happy Veteran’s Day!

Happy Birthday to Attorney Hancock! Help us wish our founding attorney, Autumn N. Hancock, a Happy Birthday! She is a diligent and dedicated Attorney, Mediator, Guardian ad Litem. She is a hard working advocate and we are so glad she’s on our team. Happy Birthday, Autumn!

Hancock Law Firm is 7! On August 7, we celebrated the end of our 7th year serving Florida families. Each year at this time, we pause to reflect and to remember that the passion that drives us each day is to make a difference in our community, one child at a time and one family…

Inequities in the Law: Practicing Law as a Member of the LGBTQIA+ Community Check it out – We just received a copy of the most recent issue and we’ve excited to see Attorney Autumn Hancock’s article published in the Law Day issue of the St. Petersburg Bar Association‘s Paraclete Journal! Inequities in the Law: Practicing…

Happy Mother’s Day!! We honor the mothers today- and we are grateful for you- for the hopeful mothers, for the stepmothers, for the grieving mothers, for the birth mothers, for the adoptive mothers, for the surrogate mothers, for the foster mothers, for the grandmothers, for the lonely mothers, for the mothers in heaven, for the…

Passion for Helping Children A passion for helping children. That’s what drives everything we do.

Consideration Before Adding Yourself to Your Parents’ Deed This article is not Florida specific but points to some important considerations. Too often, clients call us to fix these issues after the fact instead of seeking advice before making a mistake. Before putting your name on your parents’ deed, be sure to investigate the tax implications.

New Child Welfare Laws Legislative Update: HB7065 was signed into law today, codifying a large child welfare package bill, which includes the following actions: creates grants to address the needs of fathers & increase mentorship for at-risk boys requires Florida’s child welfare system & home visit programs to increase services with and to fathers directs…