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Starting the New Year After a Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce at any time of the year is emotionally and financially challenging. Disruptions in your normal routines, changes in family traditions, and awkward exchanges with loved ones can easily leave you feeling discouraged. The good news is that a new year allows you to make some fresh resolutions for your life… Read More »


Three Reasons To Consider A Postnuptial Agreement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For many engaged couples and newlyweds, the idea of marriage is tied up in romantic notions of living happily ever after with the love of your life. While this may be true to some extent, the realities of day-to-day life make maintaining a healthy, successful union more of a partnership, with each party agreeing… Read More »

Study Shows People Who Watch Porn Twice as Likely to Get Divorced

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A new study presented at the American Sociological Association suggests that married people who start watching porn separately are twice as likely to divorce in the future as those who don’t. The married women who started watching porn were as much as three times as likely to divorce. If a married woman stopped watching… Read More »

Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage Ban

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Despite the fact that gay marriage became legal in Florida and nationwide last year, Florida government officials and legislators have been slow to accept the change in state law. More specifically, Florida Department of Health officials have refused to administer birth certificates to same-sex couples that reflect their legal marriage, and benefits have not… Read More »

How Gray Divorce Can End in Retirement Losses for Baby Boomers

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Not only are Americans living longer, but they also are divorcing later in life. One study found that the divorce rate for individuals who are aged 50 or older has doubled between 1990 and 2010. At this point, 25 percent of the individuals who are getting divorced in the United States are over the… Read More »

Divorce and Your Family Business

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Divorce is messy enough on its own without the added stress of figuring out what to do with the business that you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse have run for the last several years. At the time you started your business, you and your spouse/partner probably didn’t even think about what would happen to the business… Read More »

Avoiding Financial Disaster in Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Divorce inevitably has a negative effect on your financial situation, simply because your household often is changing from having two parents and two incomes to having a single parent and a single income. Despite the change in income, however, you still have to pay many or even all of the same bills. Combine this… Read More »

When Does My Florida Child Support Order End?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Florida Statute 61.13(1)(a) provides that Florida child support orders terminate when a child turns 18 years of age. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. In some situations, a child support order will end prior to a child’s 18th birthday, such as if the child gets married before age 18, or a court… 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 »