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Warning Signs Your Marriage Is Headed Towards Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The breakup of a marriage is always painful, even if both partners agree that it is over. When one spouse surprises the other by either moving out or filing for divorce, it can be devastating. Unfortunately, signs that a marriage is in trouble are often easy to spot in retrospect, but may go unnoticed… Read More »


Choosing A Domestic Partnership Over Marriage

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When you are in a committed relationship with another person, whether it is someone of your own or the opposite sex, there may come a time when you both make the decision to move in together and establish a shared residence. Marriage is now a viable option for gay couples as well as their… Read More »


Dealing With Your In-Laws During and After Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While in-laws often get a bad rap on television shows and in movies, many of us end up forming close, loving bonds with our spouse’s family. When you are going through a separation and are considering filing for a divorce, these relationships can easily become strained and awkward. During divorce proceedings and after your… Read More »


Four Strategies for Dealing With A High Conflict Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Even under the best of circumstances, the end of a marriage is painful, and it is not uncommon for one partner or the other to act out in ways that make these proceedings more contentious. While some of these situations end up smoothing out over time, others involve issues and personality types that make… Read More »


Penalties For Failing to Honor A Timesharing Plan

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Child rearing experts agree that spending time and forming close emotional bonds with both parents is in the child’s best interests, and the Florida courts agree. Parenting plans and timesharing are used to ensure that in divorce matters, each parent is afforded the opportunity to remain a vital part of their child’s life. Unfortunately,… Read More »

Divorce and Guilt-Driven Parenting

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Many parents feel guilty about putting their children through divorce, no matter how appropriate or necessary the divorce may be. They feel guilty that their children no longer have an intact home, that they must shuttle back and forth between two parents’ homes, and that their children have had to witness the stressful and… Read More »

How to Avoid a Cohabitation “Divorce”

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In recent years, many couples across the United States have opted to cohabitate, or live together in one household, without first getting married. Some of these couples eventually marry, and others do not. Along with this rise in cohabitation, however, has come a sharp increase in the legal disputes that result when the couple… Read More »

Enforcing Your Florida Child Support Order

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For many divorced or separated Floridians, collecting child support can be a difficult task. Fortunately, Florida law does contain several different methods of child support enforcement for parents who are owed receive child support, as well as serious repercussions for those parents who fail to comply with their support orders. The state of Florida… Read More »

Adoption Subsidy Does Not Replace Parent’s Child Support Obligation

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A recent appellate opinion by the 5th District Court of Appeal discussed the impact of an adoption subsidy on a parent’s child support obligation. In the case of Tluzek v. Tluzek, the Circuit Court for Seminole County ruled that any adoption subsidy ruled that any child support obligation owed by Father should be offset… Read More »

Will My Spouse Have to Pay My Attorney’s Fees in My Divorce?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While it is possible that your spouse will be ordered to pay your attorney’s fees in your divorce case, you should not rely on that possibility. It is just as possible that you will be ordered to pay your own attorney’s fees. A divorce judge has flexibility to both divide property equitably and order… Read More »