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Permanent Alimony May Be Coming to an End in Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Under current law, an alimony award can extend on for years, even decades. Such an award is called “permanent alimony.” “I’m 64-years-old and have been paying 15 years on a 13 year marriage. My ex-husband, who does not work, receives 65% of what I earn and I receive 35% of what I earn, after… Read More »

Domestic Partnership Registry Succeeding in Pinellas County

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In 2012, Gulfport became the first city in Pinellas County to approve a domestic partnership registry, allowing couples who have registered to receive certain legal benefits typically reserved for married couples. Gulfport’s approval was quickly followed by the cities of Clearwater and St. Petersburg. However, domestic partnership benefits were reserved for residents of those… Read More »

Mistaken Paternity: Avoiding The Issue

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The process of establishing paternity can take many twists and turns. If you have always believed you are the biological father of a child, only to later discover you aren’t, it can be extremely difficult. If you face similar circumstances, experienced family law and paternity lawyers in Fort Lauderdale can help answer your questions…. Read More »

Mistaken Paternity: DNA Tests

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Due to advances in modern technology and DNA testing, courts can accurately determine whether you are the biological father of a child. Even prenuptial agreements cannot contractually determine fatherhood, obligations to pay child support or other matters related to a child’s welfare. At Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices LLC, our paternity and prenuptial agreement… Read More »

Mistaken Paternity: Presumption Of Paternity

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For most couples, pregnancy and the birth of a child is a planned and welcome event. However, for other couples, it is a surprise that can overwhelm — and, even with modern methods of birth control, the question of legal paternity can arise. At Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices LLC, our family law and… Read More »

Mistaken Paternity: The Effects Of Paternity Cases

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Determining paternity is a highly emotional issue for everyone involved, and the result has lifetime effects. We understand how important establishing paternity is to you, so we make it a priority for us. Our family law and Fort Lauderdale divorce modification lawyers can assist with the variety of consequences that typically accompany paternity cases…. Read More »

Divorce Costs: Managing Attorney Billing Rates

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Even post-divorce actions, such as seeking divorce decree modification to relocate your child, take time and money. This is why it’s important to seek child relocation attorneys in Fort Lauderdale who understand the importance of handling your legal matter swiftly and in a cost-efficient manner. We diligently work to resolve family law issues outside… Read More »

Divorce Costs: Property Distribution

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The two most common concerns for divorcing couples are how much the divorce will cost and how they can protect their children. Child support lawyers in the Fort Lauderdale area can assist you with both of these issues. It is important to understand that children have the right to receive financial support from both… Read More »

Dividing Property During Divorce: Avoid Comingling Assets

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Without legal intervention by asset division attorneys, property disposition can include property in the martial estate pool that doesn’t belong there. This error can and does happen to all sorts of assets owned by a spouse prior to marriage, as their sole and separate property. However, this error does not need to stand, nor… Read More »

Property Disposition During Divorce: Keeping What Is Yours

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The distribution of assets during divorce can also impact spousal support or alimony discussions. A Florida court will decide the equitable distribution of marital property before deciding the issue of alimony payments. Thus, it is important to thoroughly discuss your goals for division of the marital assets and alimony payments with an experienced alimony… Read More »