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How Career Sacrifices Impact Divorce Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Once couples get married, it is not uncommon for one of the partners to give up their own career or educational pursuits. While there are numerous reasons why this is often a good idea, there is no doubt it leaves the non-working spouse dependent on their partner and the relationship. In the event of… Read More »

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How Divorce Can Impact Your Child at School

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When going through a separation or divorce, it can be challenging adapting to the changes in family roles and in daily routines. This can be particularly true when it comes to children. Their age and inability to completely grasp the issues involved can cause them to act out in surprising and unexpected ways. At… Read More »

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Dealing With an Ex Who Will Not Let Go

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A former partner or spouse who is not ready to let go of a marriage or relationship can end up creating many problems for the one who initiated the split. Whether they refuse to accept the reality of the situation or are simply motivated to punish you, stalking and harassing behaviors should not be… Read More »

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Dividing 401k Benefits in Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

During the breakup of a marriage, making sure you get your fair share of any marital property is of the utmost importance. In addition to providing you with the assets and funds you need as you recover from your divorce, any amounts you receive can also help ensure your future financial security. To be… Read More »

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Reasons for Modifying the Amount You Owe in Alimony Payments

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In Florida divorce cases in which one spouse has higher earnings than the other or has considerably greater assets, the court may order spousal support and maintenance. Alimony reform advocates have long complained about the system being unfair. In addition to the financial burden on those ordered to pay, they claim that these payments… Read More »

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Domestic Violence As A Cause For Military Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

It is not uncommon for military spouses to feel isolated and alone, living far from their families and cut off from civilian life. Having to frequently uproot your family or dealing with periodic separations from your partner can put a strain on any marriage, but there also can be deeper issues involved. Domestic violence… Read More »

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Making Sure Child Support Covers School-Related Costs

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For parents of children just entering junior high or high school, no doubt many will be surprised at the hefty costs and fees involved. Supplies such as backpacks, back-to-school clothes, books, pens, and paper have increased in price, along with added necessities, such as laptops and elaborate calculators. If you are currently involved in… Read More »

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Dealing With The Stress Of Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As anyone who has been through a divorce will tell you, it is high on the list when it comes to stress. In addition to the impact on your physical health, it easy to fall into harmful patterns of behavior that could cause problems, both now and in the years to come. Having someone… Read More »

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Child Support in Florida for Children Over 18

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Florida child support proceedings help to ensure parents have the resources necessary to provide for the many expenses often involved in successfully raising children. Ask any parent though and they will tell you that these expenses are not just limited to childhood, but can actually increase the older your child gets. While child support… Read More »

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Deciding Whether To Sell Your Home In A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Some of the most difficult decisions couples face when contemplating a divorce concern the division of marital property. This is particularly true when considering whether it is in your best interests to sell the family home. Your house is likely associated with both good and bad memories that can arouse strong feelings, but there… Read More »