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Category Archives: Divorce


How to Maintain a Healthy Attitude During Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The end of a marriage is never pleasant. After starting out with the intention to spend the rest of your lives together, your energies are now focused on rebuilding your life apart from your spouse. Factors in your divorce or events that occurred during your marriage can leave you feeling angry, sad, hopeless, or… Read More »


Accepting When a Marriage Cannot Be Saved

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Getting a divorce is nothing you should rush into. For couples experiencing marital problems, there are several options to consider before making the difficult and life changing decision to end the marriage. Individual or couples therapy may be an option and a trial separation may help you both get perspective on the situation. For… Read More »


Five Things to Consider Before Agreeing to a Marital Property Settlement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In many divorce cases, dividing all of the property and assets that you have accumulated over the course of your marriage is often the most time consuming and potentially contentious part. Even if you and your spouse agree on ending the marriage, disagreements can arise. It is important to put thought into any decisions… Read More »


Options for Resolving Conflicts in Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Making the decision to end your marriage is the first step in what can be a long process. Even in divorce proceedings where couples are on relatively amicable terms, conflicts can arise in a number of areas. Decisions made during these proceedings can impact you now and for years into the future. Before reaching… Read More »


Florida Domestic Violence Laws Protect You in Divorce and Child Time-Sharing Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Previously, situations involving domestic violence and abuse would have been considered ‘grounds’ for a divorce in Florida and would have justified filing a divorce petition. Now, the only thing required by law to obtain a divorce is to claim that you and your spouse have irreconcilable differences. However, Florida domestic violence laws are designed… Read More »


Dealing With a High Conflict Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce and attending to all the issues related to the breakup of your marriage can be a painful and confusing process. While some couples are able to deal with divorce related matters in a reasonable and relatively amicable way, others face more complex and contentious negotiations and court proceedings. In these… Read More »


Get the Support You Need to Recover From Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce can be emotionally gut wrenching. After years of building a life together with your spouse, you now are facing the prospect of going it alone. In addition to this emotional toll, divorce can significantly impact practical matters, including how you raise your children and your own financial security.  Having a… Read More »


Dealing with Adult Children When Getting a Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When a couple gets divorced, it has a significant impact on other family members. This is particularly true with children, even if they are adults. Just because your kids are no longer dependent on you or living in your home, they will still experience impacts that can put a strain on your relationship with… Read More »


Hidden Information in Tax Returns Could Impact Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Tax season can be a hectic and stressful time of year, particularly for people who are already struggling with marital issues. While you may have previously delegated the task of preparing your taxes to your spouse, if you are going through the breakup of your marriage or a separation you will want to be… Read More »


Five Resolutions If You Are Considering A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A divorce can provide you with a fresh start after years of dealing with an unhappy marriage. However, it also represents major changes in every area of your life. While it is natural to be somewhat intimidated by the prospect, there are steps you can take to better empower yourself. Consider making one or… Read More »