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Category Archives: Family Law

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How Parental Attachment Impacts Child Time-Sharing

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Couples in otherwise happy and committed partnerships can discover deep differences when it comes to their level of attachment towards children. In cases involving single parents or those going through a divorce, this can be a real area of concern. It could be an issue in child time-sharing proceedings and when taken to extremes,… Read More »

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Five Reasons to Initiate Paternity Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Today, single moms may not have it easy but the stigma is not what it once was and there are numerous support systems in place to help you through the process of raising a child alone. However, while you may not need or want your child’s father to be a part of the picture,… Read More »

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Gathering Evidence in Your Child Support Case

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When it comes to your children, as a parent your primary concern is making sure they are properly provided for. In addition to getting the love and nurturing they need, financial support is a major consideration. It can make a difference in terms of providing for their day to day needs, as well as… Read More »

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Divorce Rates Among Older Adults Continue To Climb

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While the breakup of a marriage is always a sad occasion, divorce no longer has the stigma it once did. While the overall number of people getting a divorce has remained steady in recent years, there is one particular age group in which the rate continues to climb. This is among older adults, over… Read More »

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Making Holiday Plans for Children After Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Now that fall is here, the holidays are right around the corner. While you may be hesitant to rush into decorating or making other plans, one area you do need to look ahead is in regards to your children. If you are separated or going through a divorce, you will likely need to share… Read More »

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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 »