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Moving in Together? Take the Steps Needed to Protect Yourself and Your Partner

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For couples both young and old who may be reluctant to get married, opting to live together may be a viable choice. As an experienced Fort Lauderdale domestic partnership attorney, we know that this can be mutually beneficial, but it still requires careful consideration. You may not have to go through the formalities of… Read More »


Why Putting Your Best Foot Forward is Important in Divorce Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce is one of life’s biggest challenges, and is likely to represent a low point in terms of your confidence and how you feel about your situation. While it is natural to feel a flood of emotions ranging from sadness and depression to seething anger, letting these feelings show in divorce… Read More »


Being a Stepparent In Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Stepparents are charged with the difficult task of raising a child that is not biologically their own. In many cases, they are responsible for providing love, financial support, and supervision, while maintaining clear boundaries and respecting the rights of the natural mother or father involved. As family law attorneys, we see first hand the… Read More »


Eight Common Reasons Why Couples Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through marital difficulties can be a painful and isolating experience. While all around you couples appear to be happy, you and your spouse are drifting farther apart and may even be considering plans for a divorce.  Before taking any actions which could jeopardize your rights and your financial security in the years to… Read More »


Modifying Your Order Can Help Avoid Penalties for Non Payment of Child Support

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Parents have the responsibility to provide and care for their children. The court views this duty seriously, particularly in cases involving child support payments. Regardless of your circumstances or situations going on in your life, penalties for violating an established court order can be severe. Before it gets to the point where you are… Read More »


Eight Great Tips for Couples Getting A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Nobody thinks on their wedding day that theirs will be one of the many marriages that end up in divorce. Unfortunately, whether it was the result of a hasty decision making process or circumstances that arose over the time you were together, the fact is that now you find yourself faced with picking up… Read More »


Handling Increased Parental Responsibility Over the Summer Months

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Recently, we addressed some issues and adjustments that parents who are the primary caregiver of children often deal with during the summer. If you are not the primary caregiver, you will likely face some changes over the coming months as well. As part of your child time sharing arrangements, you may be allowed extended… Read More »


Tips for Dealing With Summer Vacations In Your Parenting Plan

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

If you are divorced or otherwise living apart from your former partner, your child time sharing arrangements dictate when each of you sees your child and the amount of time you get to spend with them. If you are the primary caregiver, it is not uncommon that the other parent will want to take… Read More »


Five Ways to Save Money When Getting a Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In a previous post, we discussed how trying to handle your divorce on your own and without consulting an experienced Florida divorce attorney can end up costing you considerably more money in the long run. While representing yourself in divorce proceedings is not a smart option, there are some actions you can take that… Read More »


Parallel Parenting: What It Is and How It Can Work for You

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In cases of divorce or in situations where an unmarried couple is no longer together, hard feelings about the other person and the relationship can prove difficult to overcome. Unfortunately, if there are children involved, cutting the other person out of your life entirely is likely impossible. In these situations, creating child time sharing… Read More »