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Category Archives: Divorce


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 »


Four Ways a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Divorce Can Go Wrong

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

With the abundance of resources and information available online, it is tempting to want to save money by attempting to complete tasks yourself, rather than hiring a professional. Ask anyone who has undertaken DIY home repairs or renovations and they will tell you that these projects are never as easy as they seem. The… Read More »


Should Children Be Involved in the Parenting Time Process?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Decisions regarding child time-sharing and parenting time are rarely easy. Depending on the circumstances, it may require months of negotiations between you, the other parent, and each of your attorneys before an agreement can be reached. In some situations, parents never can work out differences, and a family court judge must issue an order… Read More »


Four Signs the Time Is Right to File for Divorce During a Separation

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A separation can be the first step couple take towards repairing the damage in their marriage or it can signal the beginning of the process of filing a divorce. There are those who remain ‘married, but not together’ indefinitely, sometimes stretching out over a period of years. While there may be practical reasons for… Read More »


How to Make the Most of Temporary Alimony

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In cases of divorce where one of the spouses makes significantly more than the other, the court may elect to order alimony on a temporary or permanent basis. While ongoing payments are becoming a thing of the past and generally reserved for couples who are leaving long-term marriages, your situation may entitle you to… Read More »


Is Sexual Harassment an Issue in Your Divorce Case?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Recent events in Hollywood and throughout the country have shed light on the issue of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, these can also be issues in your divorce case. You should not have to deal with unwanted attention and sexually charged comments, even if it comes from your spouse. It is… Read More »


Five Things to Put On Your Post-Divorce To-Do List

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce is a life changing process. You may have had to leave a home or property that you had grown attached to, while facing financial losses that impact your lifestyle and manner of living. Once close relationships with friends, neighbors, and family members can easily become strained, leaving you feeling off… Read More »