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Why Pre and Postnuptial Agreements Are Important for Same Sex Couples

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Same-sex partners fought long and hard to get the right to legally marry in Florida and throughout the United States, but that does not mean they do not face the same types of conflict that all couples face. During divorce proceedings, these couples can run into serious conflicts over assets and property they have… Read More »

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Warning Signs Your Marriage Is Headed Towards Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The breakup of a marriage is always painful, even if both partners agree that it is over. When one spouse surprises the other by either moving out or filing for divorce, it can be devastating. Unfortunately, signs that a marriage is in trouble are often easy to spot in retrospect, but may go unnoticed… Read More »

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Three Important Reasons To Consider A Prenuptial Agreement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

If you got engaged over the holidays, the new year will likely be filled with arranging dates and making wedding plans. Amidst all the fun and planning, it is important not to neglect practical considerations, which include talking frankly about financial matters. Developing a prenuptial agreement provides a perfect framework for these discussions. While… Read More »

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Making the Decision To Relocate With Your Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In Florida, it is not uncommon for people to move from one area of the state to another, whether in pursuit of better career and housing opportunities or just for the sake of a change of scene. These moves are tricky when children are involved, due to the impact on school and social activities…. Read More »

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Choosing A Domestic Partnership Over Marriage

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When you are in a committed relationship with another person, whether it is someone of your own or the opposite sex, there may come a time when you both make the decision to move in together and establish a shared residence. Marriage is now a viable option for gay couples as well as their… Read More »

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Dealing With Your In-Laws During and After Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While in-laws often get a bad rap on television shows and in movies, many of us end up forming close, loving bonds with our spouse’s family. When you are going through a separation and are considering filing for a divorce, these relationships can easily become strained and awkward. During divorce proceedings and after your… Read More »

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Five Ways Establishing Paternity Can Benefit Your Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Increasing numbers of mothers and fathers are choosing to raise children without the benefit of marriage, and the majority are every bit as capable of providing the love and emotional support their child needs to thrive as their married counterparts. In some cases, parental responsibilities are shared, with both parents being actively involved in… Read More »

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Making A Parenting Plan That Works for You and Your Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In any divorce where children are involved, the potential is high for conflicts. In the Florida court system, the notion of child custody and visitation has been replaced by parenting plans and timesharing, with the goal of encouraging and fostering close, loving relationships between the child and their parents. While it may take some… Read More »

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Getting the Support You Need For A Special Needs Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Raising children is a demanding task that can be challenging in any situation. While having a child with special needs can bring out previously untapped inner resources in the parents and make some marriages stronger, others have difficulties withstanding the pressures. For parents of children with disabilities, going through a divorce can be particularly… Read More »

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Penalties For Failing to Honor A Timesharing Plan

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Child rearing experts agree that spending time and forming close emotional bonds with both parents is in the child’s best interests, and the Florida courts agree. Parenting plans and timesharing are used to ensure that in divorce matters, each parent is afforded the opportunity to remain a vital part of their child’s life. Unfortunately,… Read More »