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Monthly Archives: November 2020


Rights and Obligations of Unmarried Fathers In Fort Lauderdale Paternity Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

If you are unmarried and not in a serious relationship, finding out that you are either about to become or are already a father can come as a shock. You may have heard about it through the mother or through legal notices you received regarding paternity proceedings. In dealing with such a life changing… Read More »


Financial Abuse: A Common Type of Domestic Violence

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence often involves more than just physical acts of abuse. It can also consist of emotional abuse, threats, sexual harassment, stalking behaviors, and other efforts on the part of the abuser to control their victim. This includes financial abuse, which involves withholding money, limiting your ability to work, and taking other actions designed… Read More »


Should I File For Divorce Now Or Wait Until After The Holidays?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through the break-up of a marriage is painful. In addition to your own feelings about the matter, there are the reactions of your children to consider, as well as those of close friends and family members. With the holidays approaching, it may be tempting to try and keep the peace by putting off… Read More »


Holiday Disagreements and Your Child Time Sharing Plan

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In anticipation of the holiday season, stores have already begun putting up decorations and families are busy making plans. For parents living separate and apart from one another, the pandemic and court-ordered child-time sharing arrangements that are in place can make navigating this time of year difficult. The following details some common disagreements that… Read More »


When to Make a Postnuptial Agreement and What to Include

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Prenuptial agreements are entered into by couples prior to marriage and detail rights to property and assets in the event they get a divorce. A postnuptial agreement is similar, except it is created after you make your vows. The following details some of the common reasons for creating this type of legal document and… Read More »


Child Support Complications Due To COVID-19

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Child support in Fort Lauderdale helps to ensure your child has what they need. Getting a court order for child support helps to ensure this financial obligation gets paid. Unfortunately, some parents still refuse to pay while others suffer job losses or other issues that impact their ability. This has become increasingly common during… Read More »


Five Signs Your Parenting Plan Is Stressing Your Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When making child time-sharing arrangements in Fort Lauderdale, parenting plans address the practical details involved. Created by you and your former partner and approved by the judge in your case, it will dictate the amount of time your child spends in each parent’s home during the week and rights regarding weekends, holidays, and other… Read More »


Verbal Abuse: Protecting Yourself Against This Common Type Of Domestic Violence

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

It is not uncommon for couples to occasionally say things in the heat of an argument that they wish they could take back later. Unfortunately, hurtful comments, put-downs, and other remarks often leave lasting scars. If it begins to happen regularly, you may need to take action to protect yourself. Verbal abuse is a… Read More »