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Cheating Spouse? How Affairs Impact Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Few things damage a marriage more than when one of the spouses has an affair. Even if they vow to change their conduct and end all extra-marital relationships, rebuilding trust with their partner and maintaining the marriage is often challenging. While an affair does not automatically mean that your marriage is over or make… Read More »


Are Personal Belongings Subject To Marital Asset Division In Divorce?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Over the course of your marriage, you and your spouse likely accumulated a significant amount of material possessions. This includes personal belongings used by one or the other of you exclusively. These types of items are subject to marital asset division when getting a divorce in Fort Lauderdale. Find out more about how they… Read More »


What Reopening In Phases Means To Your Fort Lauderdale Family Court Case

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For months, Fort Lauderdale and the entire state of Florida was on lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, the courts were closed to the general public, though they continued to conduct vital business via telephone and the internet. Now that Fort Lauderdale is firmly in the process of reopening,… Read More »


COVID-19 Likely To Impact Summer Child Time Sharing Plans

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

During the warm weather months when children are out of school, child time sharing schedules typically undergo major changes. Working parents often rely heavily on community care and summer camps. If one parent is the primary caregiver, the other will generally be allowed extended visits during the next few months. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic… Read More »

Permanent Alimony May Be Coming to an End in Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Under current law, an alimony award can extend on for years, even decades. Such an award is called “permanent alimony.” “I’m 64-years-old and have been paying 15 years on a 13 year marriage. My ex-husband, who does not work, receives 65% of what I earn and I receive 35% of what I earn, after… Read More »

Domestic Partnership Registry Succeeding in Pinellas County

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In 2012, Gulfport became the first city in Pinellas County to approve a domestic partnership registry, allowing couples who have registered to receive certain legal benefits typically reserved for married couples. Gulfport’s approval was quickly followed by the cities of Clearwater and St. Petersburg. However, domestic partnership benefits were reserved for residents of those… Read More »

Mistaken Paternity: Avoiding The Issue

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The process of establishing paternity can take many twists and turns. If you have always believed you are the biological father of a child, only to later discover you aren’t, it can be extremely difficult. If you face similar circumstances, experienced family law and paternity lawyers in Fort Lauderdale can help answer your questions…. Read More »

Mistaken Paternity: DNA Tests

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Due to advances in modern technology and DNA testing, courts can accurately determine whether you are the biological father of a child. Even prenuptial agreements cannot contractually determine fatherhood, obligations to pay child support or other matters related to a child’s welfare. At Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices LLC, our paternity and prenuptial agreement… Read More »

Mistaken Paternity: Presumption Of Paternity

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For most couples, pregnancy and the birth of a child is a planned and welcome event. However, for other couples, it is a surprise that can overwhelm — and, even with modern methods of birth control, the question of legal paternity can arise. At Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices LLC, our family law and… Read More »

Mistaken Paternity: The Effects Of Paternity Cases

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Determining paternity is a highly emotional issue for everyone involved, and the result has lifetime effects. We understand how important establishing paternity is to you, so we make it a priority for us. Our family law and Fort Lauderdale divorce modification lawyers can assist with the variety of consequences that typically accompany paternity cases…. Read More »