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Five Initial Steps to Take If Contemplating Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Making the decision to get a divorce is often a gradual process. While there can be situations in which a divorce happens suddenly and without much advance warning, it is not uncommon to contemplate ending your marriage or to go through numerous separations over a period of months or even years before making it… Read More »

Dividing Retirement Plans and Pensions in Your Florida Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

One essential part of getting divorced is dividing the marital assets or property between the two spouses. Marital property generally is any sort of property – bank accounts, real estate, retirement plans – that either party accrued during the marriage. A retirement plan may be one of the couple’s most valuable marital assets, so… Read More »

Discovery in Your Florida Divorce: Disclosing Information to Your Spouse

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When you go through a divorce in the state of Florida, you must disclose certain types of information to your spouse, and vice versa. The process of gathering this information and providing it to your spouse is called discovery. The purpose of discovery is to ensure that there are no surprises in your divorce… Read More »

Saving Time and Money in Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Two things that divorcing individuals tend to complain about are the length of time that it takes to get divorced, as well as the amount of money that you must spend in order to get divorced. Divorce is inevitably an emotionally draining process that often puts both individuals in precarious financial positions. As a… Read More »

Social Security Benefits and Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A recent FOX Business article emphasized the importance of understanding and considering how divorce may impact your Social Security benefits. In many cases, and particularly in long-term marriages in which one spouse worked and earned significantly more than the other, you may be entitled to more benefits based on your spouse’s earnings record than… Read More »

The Challenge of Setting Aside a Divorce Decree

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A final judgment is essentially the end of a court proceeding. For dissolution of marriage cases, the final judgment of divorce declares that the parties are legally divorced. It may also divide property, establish custody and grant future support payments. Absent an appeal, the judgment is set in stone and each party is obligated… Read More »

Pursuing a Claim for Permanent Alimony

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The contentious nature of divorce is often driven by the issues of property distribution and alimony. Especially in situations where the spouses are uncooperative, discussions about granting alimony and the determination of an amount can lead to heated disagreements. Under Florida law, spousal support is the financial maintenance that one individual pays to their… Read More »