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Monthly Archives: August 2017


Benefits of Reaching A Marital Agreement Before Going To Court

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Whether you are going through an amicable divorce, where you and your soon to be former spouse are on fairly good terms, or in more contested divorce cases where you communicate primarily through your divorce attorney, there are important issues related to marital property, spousal support, and children that must be dealt with. Rather… Read More »


Determining The True Value of Marital Assets In Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

During a divorce, you and your spouse will submit financial disclosure forms, listing your income, debts, and assets. In addition to any proceedings involving alimony or child support, these worksheets will be used in determining the equitable division of property. Whether you intend to negotiate a marital property settlement with your soon to be… Read More »


10 Important Tasks Before Getting A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While the events leading to the breakup of a marriage can be emotionally devastating, it can be financially draining as well. Whether you are in the early stages of a separation or you are ready to begin the process of filing for divorce, there are practical matters you can take care of now that… Read More »


Maintaining A Long Distance Relationship With Your Child After Relocation

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Being apart from your child for even a little while is painful and can make forming a close bond challenging. In parenting plans and timesharing arrangements, the court generally aims to give both parents plenty of access and opportunity to support the parent-child relationship, but situations may arise where work requires you to be… Read More »


Deal Breakers: Qualities That May Lead To Separation or Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When you are single, there are qualities you think about that you would want in a partner, but when the ‘right one’ comes around, sometimes logic and reason takes a back seat. The following outlines two separate surveys, one that ranks qualities that would rank as a deal breaker before getting into a relationship,… Read More »


How To Talk To Your Children About Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While divorce is painful for adults, it can be devastating for children. In the midst of making parenting plans and timesharing arrangements, it is natural to wonder just what to say about your divorce and how to say it. The following offers advice on how to talk to children about divorce in a way… Read More »


How Accusations of Domestic Violence Impacts Your Divorce Case

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

During any divorce case, issues and conflicts can arise that make it hard for the couple to reach agreements. In many of these situations, a settlement can eventually be agreed on by the two parties through negotiations with their attorneys. In divorce proceedings involving allegations of domestic abuse, the safety of the abused party… Read More »


Issues To Consider In Establishing Paternity

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Unmarried couples who have children together often face difficult issues and challenging questions when it comes to establishing paternity. If you are not in an established relationship, there may be concerns over maintaining continued contact with one another, or the amount of involvement the father will have in both the child’s and the mother’s… Read More »