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Monthly Archives: June 2018


Should Children Be Involved in the Parenting Time Process?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Decisions regarding child time-sharing and parenting time are rarely easy. Depending on the circumstances, it may require months of negotiations between you, the other parent, and each of your attorneys before an agreement can be reached. In some situations, parents never can work out differences, and a family court judge must issue an order… Read More »


Four Signs the Time Is Right to File for Divorce During a Separation

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A separation can be the first step couple take towards repairing the damage in their marriage or it can signal the beginning of the process of filing a divorce. There are those who remain ‘married, but not together’ indefinitely, sometimes stretching out over a period of years. While there may be practical reasons for… Read More »


How to Make the Most of Temporary Alimony

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In cases of divorce where one of the spouses makes significantly more than the other, the court may elect to order alimony on a temporary or permanent basis. While ongoing payments are becoming a thing of the past and generally reserved for couples who are leaving long-term marriages, your situation may entitle you to… Read More »


Three Important Tips for Unmarried Fathers

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The arrival of a child is a momentous event for any couple. However, the joy unmarried parents experience can be dampened by uncertainty over their relationship. If you are not living together or otherwise committed, there are likely concerns about the role each of you will play in your child’s life. For fathers, simply… Read More »


Is Sexual Harassment an Issue in Your Divorce Case?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Recent events in Hollywood and throughout the country have shed light on the issue of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, these can also be issues in your divorce case. You should not have to deal with unwanted attention and sexually charged comments, even if it comes from your spouse. It is… Read More »


Five Things to Put On Your Post-Divorce To-Do List

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce is a life changing process. You may have had to leave a home or property that you had grown attached to, while facing financial losses that impact your lifestyle and manner of living. Once close relationships with friends, neighbors, and family members can easily become strained, leaving you feeling off… Read More »


How Spousal Support Can Help You Financially Recover After a Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Recovery from divorce can be challenging both emotionally and financially. Particularly if you make less money than your spouse or have been out of the workforce for years, it can be difficult to adjust to being the sole wage earner. In some cases, alimony can provide the financial relief you need to get through… Read More »


Two Important Qualities that Can Make Getting a Divorce Easier

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce is a challenge, no matter what the circumstances or the amount of time you were married. In addition to the emotional upheaval and the changes in your lifestyle and finances, there are important legal issues you will need to contend with. While getting a divorce is rarely easy, effective communication… Read More »