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Category Archives: Child Custody

Am I Allowed to Move to a Different State With My Child?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As the United States has become an increasingly mobile country over the last several years, more and more people are moving to different cities and states, often to take advantage of booming job markets and new career opportunities. The virtual dating world also has created more situations in which a participant must move in… Read More »

What Are the Different Kinds of Custody Under Florida Law?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Like many other states, Florida law has increasingly recognized the importance of the role of both parents in a child’s life as much as possible. While one parent having custody of a child and the other parent having visitation used to be the norm in American divorces, state laws now are emphasizing concepts such… Read More »

How Does Having a Disabled Child Impact Your Divorce?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Having a disabled child can raise issues in your divorce proceedings that you normally would not encounter. Depending on the severity of your child’s disability and the amount of care that the child requires, you and your spouse may need to consider a wide variety of issues that may not arise with non-disabled children…. Read More »

Prenups More Popular Than Ever

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Although marriage rates generally have decreased nationwide, those who do choose to tie the knot are increasingly making a stop at the lawyer’s office before the wedding festivities occur. According to a recent news article, a 2015 study found that more couples than ever are seeking to enter into prenuptial agreements prior to their… Read More »

Florida SB 250 Addresses Parental Time-Sharing Schedules

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Florida State Senator Tom Lee has introduced SB 250, entitled “Family Law Reform,” which is a 41-page proposal that would address alimony and time-sharing of children between parents. The Florida Senate will consider Lee’s proposal during the 2016 Senate session. Bill Proposes Changes to Child Time Sharing Schedules SB 250 proposes some drastic changes… Read More »

Can I Move to Another City or State if I Have Custody of My Children?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Many people move to the state of Florida from other locations, perhaps seeking a warmer climate or more laid-back way of life. However, these same people often leave family and friends in other cities or states, to whom they wish to return at some point. A new job prospect or a new relationship might… Read More »

Bill Seeks to Amend Florida Law on Alimony and Custody

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For the third time since 2013, Florida State Senator Tom Lee has introduced a bill that would significantly overhaul Florida law with respect to alimony, custody, and divorces. SB 250 is a 41-page bill that impact many different areas of Florida family law, including the following: – Requiring divorce judges to justify the relevant… Read More »

Is It Time to Reevaluate Your Parenting Plan?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Its back to school season and many students are heading back for the first time as children of divorce. They may be starting a new school due to one parent’s relocation or shuttling back and forth between two households as part of a joint custody arrangement. While the freedom of summer makes custody splitting… Read More »

Paternity and Custody Considerations for the Unmarried Dad

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Statistics indicate that by 2016, half of all new births will occur between unwed partners. Many of these instances will involve cohabitating couples who, even though unmarried, plan to raise their children together. However, a significant percentage will involve parents who are not in a monogamous relationship with one another and have no intentions… Read More »

Dating Site Hack May Lead to Divorce Court

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The recent hacking of a large dating site may lead to divorce court for many spouses. Ashley Madison is a dating website that reportedly caters to married individuals who are looking for extramarital affairs. According to news reports, the website’s hacking exposed information for millions of registered users. The responsible parties allegedly threatened to… Read More »