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Making The Case For Alimony

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce requires you to change and grow in ways you may not always be prepared for. If you have spent part of your marriage as a stay-at-home parent or let your own career stagnate in favor of supporting your spouse’s goals, you likely have concerns about your ability to make a… Read More »

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Five Reasons You Should Have a Formal Child Support Order

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Raising children is expensive, particularly on one income. For parents who are divorced or unmarried, it is not uncommon to have to struggle to meet all of your child’s basic needs, as well as their educational, social, and medical expenses. In order to keep the peace in potentially contentious situations or to avoid having… Read More »

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Tips For Summer Parenting and Timesharing Plans

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Now is the time to consider how your child will be spending their summer vacations. If you currently have a parenting plan and timesharing agreement in place, you may want to review your arrangements with your attorney while considering how to approach making any necessary adjustments. If you are currently going through a divorce… Read More »

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Enforcing A Florida Child Support Order

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Every parent knows that raising children is expensive. Trying to meet the basic expenses in providing for food, clothing, and shelter is difficult enough, in addition to their health, dental, and vision requirements, as well as their educational, and recreational costs. Despite the fact that you and the other parent may be divorced or… Read More »

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Getting The Most From Your Marital Settlement Agreement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For some couples, disputes that resulted in the end of the marriage spill over into divorce proceedings, making mutual agreements hard to attain. In other cases, couples can agree on terms, avoiding the need for lengthy negotiations and contentious hearings. In these situations, a marital settlement agreement can address issues concerning division of property… Read More »

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Dealing With Divorce Over 50

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through the breakup of a marriage is always difficult, regardless of your age or the amount of time you were married. It can be particularly challenging for those over 50, who may have been married for decades and spent a good portion of their adult lives with their spouse by their side. The… Read More »

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Survey Shows Florida Divorce Rate Ranks Among Highest In the Nation

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Florida is known for its beaches and amusement parks, a place where the weather is always warm and the fun never ends. Its reputation makes it a mecca for relocating families and retirees, but a new survey ranks the state among the lowest in terms of the overall happiness of residents, and among the… Read More »

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Not Ready For Marriage? Domestic Partnerships Provide Valuable Benefits

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Being in love and being willing to commit to a long-term relationship does not necessarily mean you are ready to get married. There are a variety of personal reasons you may be hesitant to tie the knot, which have nothing to do with your partner, the depths of your feelings for them, or your… Read More »

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Getting A Restraining Order When Going Through A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence is an unfortunately common problem, impacting both men and women. Even if your partner has not previously acted violent, threatening, or aggressive towards you, there is the chance that this kind of behavior could arise once you become separated or begin the process of filing for divorce. If you have received threats… Read More »

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Eight Issues That Can Impact Your Parenting Plans and Timesharing Arrangements

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Children generally benefit by having both parents actively involved in their day to day lives, but working out these arrangements can be difficult for parents who are separated or divorced. When it comes to implementing parenting plans and timesharing arrangements, issues can arise that require legal intervention. Parenting plan modifications often require a return… Read More »