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Dealing With Debts During Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The coronavirus pandemic took a heavy toll on residents of Fort Lauderdale, both personally and financially.  As stay home orders are slowly lifted, an increasing number of married couples are filing for divorce. In addition to the damage to their relationship, business closures and stock market losses have left many of these couples financially… Read More »


Protecting Yourself Against Online Stalking and Harassment

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The internet allows us to communicate with friends, conduct business, catch up on the latest news, and research a variety of topics, all from the comfort of our own homes. Already popular with people of all ages, online activity has surged even higher over recent months in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, online… Read More »


What Reopening In Phases Means To Your Fort Lauderdale Family Court Case

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For months, Fort Lauderdale and the entire state of Florida was on lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, the courts were closed to the general public, though they continued to conduct vital business via telephone and the internet. Now that Fort Lauderdale is firmly in the process of reopening,… Read More »


Child Time Sharing Checklist

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Having a relationship with both parents is generally in the best interests of children. Unfortunately, there are situations which can put them at risk. For parents who are divorced or otherwise not living together, it is important to remain vigilant in regards to any child time sharing arrangements that are made. The following two… Read More »


COVID-19 Likely To Impact Summer Child Time Sharing Plans

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

During the warm weather months when children are out of school, child time sharing schedules typically undergo major changes. Working parents often rely heavily on community care and summer camps. If one parent is the primary caregiver, the other will generally be allowed extended visits during the next few months. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic… Read More »


4 Reasons Why Victims Blame Themselves For Domestic Violence

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence can occur between spouses, former spouses, domestic partners, and people in other types of relationships. In addition to the heavy emotional toll it takes on victims, domestic violence can result in serious injuries and may eventually prove life-threatening. In some cases, fear of financial insecurity and the emotional trauma they suffer makes… Read More »


How Problems That Occurred During The Pandemic Could Impact Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Currently in Phase 2 of the reopening process, the Broward County Family courts have finally reopened to the public, effective June 1, 2020. For many people who chose to ride out the pandemic with their partner and to wait in taking any action to end their marriage, this means they can now move forward… Read More »


Four Common Types of Stalkers

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

People often joke about ‘stalking’ certain family members, friends, romantic partners, or those they used to have a relationship with. While there is nothing inherently wrong with doing a quick Google search, looking up someone’s Facebook profile, or even driving through their neighborhood, these seemingly harmless actions can take a more serious turn. The… Read More »


Amidst Pandemic Related Court Closures, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Remain Part Of Essential Services

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Beyond closing schools, businesses, and public beaches, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many government services. In Fort Lauderdale, this impacts the courts as well. Many people involved in divorces and other family law disputes are forced to remain patient in resolving their cases. However, it is important for victims of domestic violence and those… Read More »


Courts Issue Emergency Orders That Impact Child Time-Sharing Plans In Fort Lauderdale

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every area of our lives. For people involved in child time-sharing arrangements who have parenting plans in effect through the Broward County Court, it is important to be aware of temporary orders that have been issued and how they could impact your case. Administrative Order Addresses Parenting In Broward… Read More »