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Obtaining Child Support for a Child With Disabilities

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When parents divorce or are no longer living together, ensuring the child is provided for is a top priority. While this is vitally important for every child, it is particularly so in cases where there are disabilities. Children with impairments have special needs which are often costly to provide. As a result, there are… Read More »


Three Important Issues in Same Sex Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Whether you are a heterosexual couple or members of the LGBTQ community, the process for getting a divorce in Florida is the same. However, changes in attitudes and the laws governing same sex marriage over the years can have a major impact on your case. Issues That Impact Same Sex Couples In Florida Divorce… Read More »


Common Reasons for Filing a Florida Family Law Appeal

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Issues dealt with in the Florida family courts, such as those involving spouses, parents, children, and the rights to property and assets, are among the most contentious. Decisions made in these cases can impact your relationships with others and your financial security for years into the future. When mistakes are made or a decision… Read More »


How to Protect Your Alimony Payments

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In the aftermath of a divorce, alimony payments can play a major role in your financial recovery. Alimony may be temporarily awarded to help you gain the experience, education, and skills needed to support yourself financially. It may also be awarded on an ongoing basis to help ensure you maintain the standard of living… Read More »


Five Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through the break up of a marriage is a complex process. There are numerous issues that must be resolved, which have the potential to impact you both now and in the years to come. Having an experienced Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney on your side helps reduce the likelihood that time consuming and potentially… Read More »


Situations Where Parents Surrender Certain Rights

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Being a parent is one of the toughest, most demanding jobs. Your top priority is making sure your child is safe and that their best interests are protected. As a result, there may be some situations where to accomplish these goals, you feel it necessary to surrender certain rights to others, such as the… Read More »


How Can Alimony Help You Re-Enter the Workforce After Divorce?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Divorce involves major changes in your lifestyle. This is particularly true if your spouse made significantly more than you or if you left the workforce in support of them or to care for children of the marriage. In these situations, alimony can provide you with the fresh start you need. Find out if you… Read More »


Back to School: Resolving Potential Issues Through Your Parenting Plan

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

With the summer season officially over, parents are now focusing their attention on the school year. In addition to your other obligations, students require help with homework and your support in various school related activities. Meanwhile, teachers and school administrators will also be vying for your time, consulting with you on grades and other… Read More »


Dividing Homes and Other Property In Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Marital asset division is an important issue in any divorce. Depending on your situation and the amount of time you and your spouse were married, you may have accumulated significant amounts of property together. This includes homes, cars, recreational vehicles, and other items of value. There are factors you need to consider when dividing… Read More »


How to Estimate the Amount of Child Support You May Be Entitled to

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

One of the most common questions our Fort Lauderdale child support attorney is asked by clients concerns how the court determines the amount. There are legal guidelines judges follow, as well as other factors that could influence child support totals in your case. Florida Child Support Payment Guidelines Guidelines for child support in Fort… Read More »