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Category Archives: Child Custody


Five Reasons to Request a Change in Your Child Time Sharing Order

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As a parent, you want what is best for your children. This generally includes allowing them to have frequent and ongoing contact with your former partner or spouse. Unfortunately, with child time-sharing arrangements there are situations in which children may actually be better off with one parent versus the other. If you currently have… Read More »


Making Decisions about Your Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

After a breakup, child time-sharing arrangements can become a major issue, with decision being a battleground for power and control issues. The following outlines how decision making responsibilities regarding children are handled in Florida, and steps you can take to help avoid conflicts in these arrangements. Legal Responsibility for Making Decisions Regarding Your Child… Read More »

Am I Allowed to Move to a Different State With My Child?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As the United States has become an increasingly mobile country over the last several years, more and more people are moving to different cities and states, often to take advantage of booming job markets and new career opportunities. The virtual dating world also has created more situations in which a participant must move in… Read More »

What Are the Different Kinds of Custody Under Florida Law?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Like many other states, Florida law has increasingly recognized the importance of the role of both parents in a child’s life as much as possible. While one parent having custody of a child and the other parent having visitation used to be the norm in American divorces, state laws now are emphasizing concepts such… Read More »

How Does Having a Disabled Child Impact Your Divorce?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Having a disabled child can raise issues in your divorce proceedings that you normally would not encounter. Depending on the severity of your child’s disability and the amount of care that the child requires, you and your spouse may need to consider a wide variety of issues that may not arise with non-disabled children…. Read More »

Prenups More Popular Than Ever

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Although marriage rates generally have decreased nationwide, those who do choose to tie the knot are increasingly making a stop at the lawyer’s office before the wedding festivities occur. According to a recent news article, a 2015 study found that more couples than ever are seeking to enter into prenuptial agreements prior to their… Read More »

Florida SB 250 Addresses Parental Time-Sharing Schedules

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Florida State Senator Tom Lee has introduced SB 250, entitled “Family Law Reform,” which is a 41-page proposal that would address alimony and time-sharing of children between parents. The Florida Senate will consider Lee’s proposal during the 2016 Senate session. Bill Proposes Changes to Child Time Sharing Schedules SB 250 proposes some drastic changes… Read More »

Can I Move to Another City or State if I Have Custody of My Children?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Many people move to the state of Florida from other locations, perhaps seeking a warmer climate or more laid-back way of life. However, these same people often leave family and friends in other cities or states, to whom they wish to return at some point. A new job prospect or a new relationship might… Read More »

Bill Seeks to Amend Florida Law on Alimony and Custody

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For the third time since 2013, Florida State Senator Tom Lee has introduced a bill that would significantly overhaul Florida law with respect to alimony, custody, and divorces. SB 250 is a 41-page bill that impact many different areas of Florida family law, including the following: – Requiring divorce judges to justify the relevant… Read More »

Is It Time to Reevaluate Your Parenting Plan?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Its back to school season and many students are heading back for the first time as children of divorce. They may be starting a new school due to one parent’s relocation or shuttling back and forth between two households as part of a joint custody arrangement. While the freedom of summer makes custody splitting… Read More »