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What Are the Different Kinds of Custody Under Florida Law?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Like many other states, Florida law has increasingly recognized the importance of the role of both parents in a child’s life as much as possible. While one parent having custody of a child and the other parent having visitation used to be the norm in American divorces, state laws now are emphasizing concepts such… Read More »

Prenups More Popular Than Ever

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Although marriage rates generally have decreased nationwide, those who do choose to tie the knot are increasingly making a stop at the lawyer’s office before the wedding festivities occur. According to a recent news article, a 2015 study found that more couples than ever are seeking to enter into prenuptial agreements prior to their… Read More »

Florida SB 250 Addresses Parental Time-Sharing Schedules

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Florida State Senator Tom Lee has introduced SB 250, entitled “Family Law Reform,” which is a 41-page proposal that would address alimony and time-sharing of children between parents. The Florida Senate will consider Lee’s proposal during the 2016 Senate session. Bill Proposes Changes to Child Time Sharing Schedules SB 250 proposes some drastic changes… Read More »

New Study Shows that Married and Unmarried Individuals Are Equally Healthy

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While previous studies have indicated that divorced and unmarried individuals experience more health problems than married individuals, a new study out of London finds differently. Past studies pointed to loneliness and isolation as adversely affecting the later-life health of the unmarried, and resulting in an earlier death for these individuals. London Study Finds that… Read More »

Can I Move to Another City or State if I Have Custody of My Children?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Many people move to the state of Florida from other locations, perhaps seeking a warmer climate or more laid-back way of life. However, these same people often leave family and friends in other cities or states, to whom they wish to return at some point. A new job prospect or a new relationship might… Read More »

Bill Seeks to Amend Florida Law on Alimony and Custody

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For the third time since 2013, Florida State Senator Tom Lee has introduced a bill that would significantly overhaul Florida law with respect to alimony, custody, and divorces. SB 250 is a 41-page bill that impact many different areas of Florida family law, including the following: – Requiring divorce judges to justify the relevant… Read More »

The Termination of Parental Rights in Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Outside of very serious circumstances, the state generally does not interfere with an individual’s right to parent their child. However, in certain circumstances, the courts may find it in the best interest of a child to terminate a parent’s rights. This includes the right to make decisions, spend time and determine who can access… Read More »

Dealing with a Guardian Ad Litem

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Sometimes, in the midst of a custody dispute, a guardian ad litem (GAL) is appointed to represent the best interests of the child or children. This may happen for a variety of reasons, at the request of a parent or at the judge’s discretion. These legal professionals act as an advocate for the minor(s),… 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 »