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Category Archives: Family Law

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Violations of Child Time-Sharing Orders

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When it comes to matters impacting your children and your relationship with them, your top priority is to ensure your rights and their best interests are protected. If the other parent is not holding up their end of the deal in terms of child time sharing arrangements or if they are engaging in conduct… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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Three Important Tips for Unmarried Fathers

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The arrival of a child is a momentous event for any couple. However, the joy unmarried parents experience can be dampened by uncertainty over their relationship. If you are not living together or otherwise committed, there are likely concerns about the role each of you will play in your child’s life. For fathers, simply… Read More »

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How Spousal Support Can Help You Financially Recover After a Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Recovery from divorce can be challenging both emotionally and financially. Particularly if you make less money than your spouse or have been out of the workforce for years, it can be difficult to adjust to being the sole wage earner. In some cases, alimony can provide the financial relief you need to get through… Read More »

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Making Plans for Your Child’s School Break During Divorce Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

There is never a good time to go through a divorce. If you have children, school breaks over the summer months can be particularly hard. In addition to learning to adjust to life single, you have the added pressure of making sure they are kept busy and provided for. The good news is that… Read More »

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Signs that a Marital Settlement Agreement May Work for You and Your Spouse

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Getting a divorce does not have to mean going through lengthy legal battles in which you and your spouse bicker or fight over every asset and piece of property you possess. While these situations cannot be avoided in some cases, there are scenarios where both parties are able to put aside their differences to… Read More »