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Category Archives: Family Law


Behind The Controversy Over The Parents’ Bill Of Rights In Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As a parent, protecting your child’s health and wellbeing is a top priority. This means making decisions on their behalf that you determine are their best interests. A new law that recently went into effect in Florida helps to protect parental rights, but it has also created some controversy. Our Fort Lauderdale family law… Read More »


Benefits Of Adopting Older Stepchildren And Adults

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Adoption is one of the most heartwarming events in the family courts. If you are raising stepchildren that are either older or full-grown adults, you may think taking this step is just a formality, but it does provide important benefits. Our Fort Lauderdale family law attorney explains some of the protections it offers stepparents… Read More »


The Benefits Of Step-Parent Adoptions

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While being a stepparent is not without challenges, many people successfully assume this role and end up forming close and loving bonds with the children involved. However, it is important to be aware that being married to their parent and playing a major role in the child’s life does not give them or you… Read More »


How To Talk To Your Soon-To-Be Spouse About A Prenup

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Spring is finally here and for engaged couples, it is time to make firm plans for tying the knot. The warm weather months are among the most common for weddings, which means you may be in the midst of some major planning. However, there is one important task that often gets overlooked, which is… Read More »


Six Common Situations In Marriage That Can Cause A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Marriages break up for a variety of reasons or even for seemingly no reason at all. When one spouse ends up filing for divorce, the other may wonder what went wrong. In many cases, a look back over the previous months or years provides important clues. The following details six common situations in marriage… Read More »


How Paternity and Fathers’ Rights Benefit Men and Women

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In the past, family court proceedings in cases where parents were divorced or unmarried generally favored mothers. Women may have seemed to have an advantage in terms of being named as the primary caregiver and awarded child support, but they also bore more responsibility in caring for the child and making sacrifices to meet… Read More »


Pandemic Impacting Wedding Plans? Don’t Forego Your Prenup

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted families across Florida, preventing them from spending time together. Funerals, graduations, and family reunions have all been disrupted. With the wedding season here, many couples are being forced to make special accommodations for celebrations they likely had planned months or even years in advance. While you may have to… Read More »


Impacts Of The Coronavirus On Fort Lauderdale Family Law Cases

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Family law cases deal with important matters impacting your relationships with others, your financial security, and your general well-being or safety.  Amidst the coronavirus epidemic, courts are running on minimal staff and services provided are extremely limited. If you are in the midst of a court case involving a family law matter, the following… Read More »


Your Rights to Child Support In Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Parents have a legal obligation and a moral duty to provide for their children. While some parents attempt to negotiate child support payments on their own, obtaining a formal child support order ensures your child gets what they need and provides you with a way to hold the other parent accountable. In cases where… Read More »


North Florida Child Neglect Case Stuns State

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Unfortunately, child neglect happens on a regular basis but there are some cases so shocking that they make headlines. The arrest of two parents in North Florida over Halloween is one of these. The tragic situation calls attention raises questions about what can be done to prevent abuse from happening. Our Fort Lauderdale family… Read More »