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Monthly Archives: March 2018


Property Division Issues In Same Sex Divorce Cases

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

LGBT partners in a same sex marriage face the same types of hurdles in making their relationship work that any other couple faces. In the event of a break up or separation, they are also subject to the same laws when it comes to getting a divorce. Unfortunately, with the dramatic changes in same… Read More »


Beware Social Media in Divorce and Timesharing Cases

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For so many of us, checking in and posting updates on social media is a daily activity. You may use it to increase your professional network and to promote your business or brand, or you may simply enjoy it as a way to pass the time and keep up with family and friends. In… Read More »


Getting Attorney’s Fees Awarded In Your Florida Divorce Case

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce can be a fairly long and contentious process. Ill will between the spouses and disputes over children and money or property can require the filing of numerous legal documents and appearances at court hearings. In addition to being time consuming, it can also be expensive in terms of legal fees…. Read More »


Is Your Former Spouse or Partner Making Threats? Coercion in Florida Family Law Cases

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In Florida family law cases involving divorce, division of marital property, and child time sharing plans, disagreements between the parties are a regular occurrence. It is common for tempers to flare up in these proceedings. There may even be threats such as, “I’ll never give up my share of this property” or “I’ll make… Read More »


Can You Be Forced to Get a Job? Imputing Income In Child Support Cases

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While parents have the legal responsibility to provide financially for their children’s needs, getting them to actually follow through can be a challenge. In many cases, a child support order is required in order to make the other parent pay. Unfortunately, this can end up as a personal battle of wills between you and… Read More »


Is Stalking an Issue In Your Divorce Case? How You Can Put a Stop to It

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When a marriage breaks up, potentially volatile emotions are often involved. In some cases, it is not uncommon for one of the spouse’s to continue to hang onto hope of a reconciliation.  In others, your former partner may begin spying on you, following you to places or trolling you online, looking for information to… Read More »


Gaining Child Time Sharing Rights through a Paternity Order

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As increasing numbers of children are born out of wedlock, it leaves biological fathers in somewhat of a dilemma. If the mother did not list you on the birth certificate, you will have to go to court to prove you are the child’s father. Even if you are listed as being the biological father,… Read More »


Five Issues to Consider Before You Begin Dating

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Beginning the process of dating again represents a milestone after going through the breakup of your marriage and the ensuing divorce. It may have been years or even decades since you enjoyed a movie or a dinner out with someone other than your spouse, and it can help to relieve any loneliness or lack… Read More »


How New 2018 Laws Could Impact Child Time-Sharing Plans

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The new year has brought a new round of laws in Florida that are effective as of January 1, 2018.   While most deal with issues relating to property, taxes, and pension plans which could potentially impact those going through a divorce, there is a new law that could be a concern for parents receiving… Read More »


Custody of Family Pets in a Florida Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In Fort Lauderdale, pets accompany their owners on trips, dinners out, and during daily routines. For some couples, dogs, cats, birds, or other animals can end up taking the place of children, providing love and an outlet for nurturing instincts, in addition to being a source of emotional support. When going through a divorce,… Read More »