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How Does Having a Disabled Child Impact Your Divorce?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Having a disabled child can raise issues in your divorce proceedings that you normally would not encounter. Depending on the severity of your child’s disability and the amount of care that the child requires, you and your spouse may need to consider a wide variety of issues that may not arise with non-disabled children…. Read More »

Keeping Focused on Your Children During Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), in recognition of the fact that the primary goal of any divorce should be to place the children’s needs first, has published a recent article that discusses how to achieve this goal. According to James McLaren, AAML President, while most parents would acknowledge that protecting their children’s… Read More »

More Couples Seek Prenuptial Agreements Prior to Marriage

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A recent news article reports that more and more couples are preparing for their wedding by first consulting a lawyer. The reason behind these law office visits? Prenuptial agreements. An increasing number of couples are seeking to enter into prenuptial agreements these days before diving into marriage, perhaps due to larger public awareness of… Read More »

Is It Time to Reevaluate Your Parenting Plan?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Its back to school season and many students are heading back for the first time as children of divorce. They may be starting a new school due to one parent’s relocation or shuttling back and forth between two households as part of a joint custody arrangement. While the freedom of summer makes custody splitting… Read More »

Paternity and Custody Considerations for the Unmarried Dad

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Statistics indicate that by 2016, half of all new births will occur between unwed partners. Many of these instances will involve cohabitating couples who, even though unmarried, plan to raise their children together. However, a significant percentage will involve parents who are not in a monogamous relationship with one another and have no intentions… Read More »

Summer Vacation Can Prove Difficult for a Child of Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

It’s summertime and school is out. Children across Florida are brimming with excitement about summer camps, sporting events, vacations and lazy afternoons by the neighborhood pool. But for some children, summertime creates feelings of anxiety as they struggle to cope with the changing dynamics of a family divorce. For these children, summer may mean… Read More »

Understanding Florida Parental Relocation Laws

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When you are divorced and are the custodial parent of a child, or children, in Florida, you cannot simply pack up and move to a new state. The other parent has to be involved and there are a myriad of legal hurdles you need to be prepared to address. For example, under Florida law,… Read More »

Understanding Florida “Parenting Plans”

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

You may have heard about joint custody and sole custody when it comes to determining the rights of divorcing parents and their children. In Florida, the terminology is different, but the objective is the same. Florida requires divorcing parties with children to submit a parenting plan before the divorce is approved. This parenting plan… Read More »