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Category Archives: Family Law

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Should You Forgive an Affair?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Few things rock a marriage in the same way as adultery. The lack of trust and the feeling of wanting revenge or to make your partner ‘pay for’ what they have done can end up eroding your relationship. However, these types of cases do not always end in divorce. If you are in this… Read More »

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Including College Costs as Part of a Child Support Agreement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When children are young, parents can end up spending large amounts of money on clothing, food, furniture, toys, and other items little ones want or need. For single parents and those going through a divorce, you want to ensure your child has every advantage, but providing for them on one income is a challenge…. Read More »

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Eight Subtle Signs of Domestic Abuse

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Situations involving domestic violence are unfortunately common in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida. Victims in these cases are often hesitant to come forward out of fear that the situation will escalate or that they will not be believed. In some cases, confusion over the types of behavior that constitute abuse cause people to remain… Read More »

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Six Tips for Florida Child Time-Sharing Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Time-sharing plans concerning children are among the most emotional and often hotly contested cases dealt with in the family court. Whether you are going through a divorce or are a single parent, these proceedings can be nerve wracking but losing your cool, making unreasonable demands, or otherwise behaving badly may put your rights in… Read More »

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Four Things to Include In Your Premarital Agreement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While happily engaged couples may balk at the notion that they would ever actually need a prenuptial agreement, the fact is these documents important issues relevant to your marriage. While it is true that they can be crucial to defending your rights to property and assets in the event of a divorce, the fact… Read More »

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Single Parent Tips for Child Time-Sharing

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For single parents, putting personal feelings aside in order to raise children together can be challenging. While child time sharing arrangements can allow both of you to play an active and engaged role in your child’s life, it takes some effort on everyone’s part to make it work. The following are tips to help… Read More »

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Three Important Considerations when Creating a Parenting Plan

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For single parents and those going through a divorce, creating a parenting plan is one of the most important matters you will attend to in your child time sharing proceedings. In general, these plans will form the basis for any court orders that are eventually issued. Once the order is in place, it can… Read More »

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The Benefits of Stepparent Adoptions

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

It is hard on children and single parents when a mother or father is not in the picture. In these situations, step parents can help fill the gap. In the past, these caring individuals often got a bad rap, being portrayed as dominating or divisive in movies and on television shows. Today, stepparents are… Read More »

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Reasons to File an Appeal in Your Family Court Case

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Orders issued in family law cases can impact your rights as a parent, your relationship with children, and your financial security for years into the future. If you are unhappy with a ruling or feel that justice was not served in your case, there are limited circumstances under which you may file a civil… Read More »

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Is Your Child’s Other Parent Paying Enough In Child Support?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Raising children is expensive, no matter how you look at it. While the costs are well worth it, providing for them can present serious challenges, particularly if you are divorced or a single parent. Child support can help alleviate some of the pressure you may feel, while ensuring your child has the things they… Read More »