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10 Important Tasks Before Getting A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While the events leading to the breakup of a marriage can be emotionally devastating, it can be financially draining as well. Whether you are in the early stages of a separation or you are ready to begin the process of filing for divorce, there are practical matters you can take care of now that… Read More »


Telling People About Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through the breakup of a marriage is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Separation and divorce often changes the dynamic in relationships with family and friends, and it is natural to feel anxious about letting others know what is happening in your life. While making the decision about how… Read More »


What To Expect In Your First Consultation With A Divorce Attorney

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Contemplating the breakup of a marriage can be devastating emotionally, in addition to having serious financial consequences. It is common to have numerous unanswered questions regarding the details involved, particularly as they relate to any children you have or property you own. At the Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices, LLC, we understand the stress… Read More »


Dealing With Tax Issues When Going Through A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

One common concern among spouses who are separated or filing for divorce concerns taxes. After years of filing joint returns, reporting shared assets and claiming deductions together for mortgages and child care, serious concerns can arise if you are living apart, have divided accounts and property, or are involved in timesharing arrangements with your… Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »

10 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself When Going Through A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The breakup of a marriage is a painful and often traumatic process, even when both parties agree on the terms. Your living situation has changed, as have relationships with friends and family members, while your financial future may be unsure. When filing for divorce and going through the accompanying proceedings, it is easy to… Read More »

Study Finds Women More Likely to File for Divorce than Men

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The results of sociologist Michael Rosenfeld’s study are about the same as they were decades ago; women initiate about 69% of all divorces, and most parties surveyed agreed that it is the woman who was more likely to want to break up. Similarly, a 1956 study showed that among couples in Detroit who divorced… Read More »

Insurance Issues to Be Aware of Following Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Insurance is an important part of life, and your needs with respect to insurance may change dramatically after your divorce becomes final. While insurance issues are unlikely to be at the forefront of your mind during your divorce, they are something that you need to consider how you will handle in your post-divorce life…. Read More »