JEROME C. WILLIAMS, JR., ESQ.
Phone Number: 727-474-1227 Fax Number: 727-498-5510
Clearwater hosts a wide variety of sporting, music, food and other events, boasting a full calendar of exciting activities each year and providing yet another compelling reason to visit Clearwater. The City is famous for its picturesque Gulf sunsets and each night Pier 60 comes alive with a festival to celebrate this magical sight, featuring performers, craft vendors and of course magnificent views. The last Friday of every month, the downtown Cleveland Street District comes alive with special entertainment and vendors. In addition, Clearwater is home to a number of exciting annual events. Spring marks baseball fever with the Philadelphia Phillies coming to town for Spring Training, while the fall fills the City with the music of top national and local artists at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Don't forget the holiday season and the Outback Bowl Beach Day is a beach party not to be missed!Present-day Clearwater was originally the home of the Tocobaga people. Around 1835, the United States Army began construction of Fort Harrison, named after William Henry Harrison, as an outpost during the Seminole Wars. The fort was located on a bluff overlooking Clearwater Harbor, which later became part of an early 20th-century residential development called Harbor Oaks. University of South Florida archaeologists excavated the site in 1962 after Mark Wyllie discovered an under ground ammunition bunker while planting a tree in his yard.
The area's population grew after the Federal Armed Occupation Act of 1842 offered 160 acres (0.65 km2) to anyone who would bear arms and cultivate the land. Early settlers included the Stevens, Stevenson, Sever and McMullen families, who claimed and farmed large tracts of land. Prior to 1906, the area was known as Clear Water Harbor. The name "Clear Water" is thought to have come from a fresh water spring flowing from near where the City Hall building is located today. There were many other freshwater springs that dotted the bluff, many in the bay or harbor itself.
Clearwater, FL Family Law/Custody Lawyer
History of Clearwater
PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS IN CLEARWATER
Getting married can be an exciting occasion when all of the future spouses’ attention are on the preparations leading to the ceremony and starting a new life together. Future issues concerning property and finances are often overlooked until relationships turn sour or end up in divorce. If you are engaged to be married, entering into a prenuptial or premarital agreement can help protect properties that you own before the marriage and settle matters without need for lengthy and drawn out litigation.
In Florida, the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act allows future spouses to enter into an agreement which will take effect upon their marriage. The prenuptial agreement must comply with formal requirements of being in writing and signed by both parties. Parties may enter into terms and conditions on:
- Their respective rights and duties to their property
- The acquisition, disposal, and management or control of properties
- Distribution of properties in the occurrence of specific events
- Spousal support
- Other matters that are not contrary to criminal laws or public policy.
Directions to our St. Petersburg Family Law Office from Clearwater, FL.
1) Get on U.S. 19 S from Drew Street.
2) Follow US-19 S to 118th Ave. N. Take the exit toward
Pinellas County Road 296/Interstate 275/Bryan Dairy Road
from US-19 S
3) Get on I-275 S in Saint Petersburg
4) Continue on I-275 S to 4th Ave. N
5) Continue on 4th Ave N. Drive to 2nd St. N
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