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12 Situations In Which Parental Rights May Be Terminated

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Protecting your child’s physical and emotional health and well-being is a primary concern as a parent. Unfortunately, in some cases, that means shielding them from their other parent. The court generally attempts to have both parents share in the responsibilities of caring for children in parenting and timesharing plans, but there are situations in… Read More »

Parental Alienation Syndrome in Family Law Cases

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A recent news article highlights parental alienation syndrome (PAS) and its increased frequency in divorce cases in the UK, as well as in the U.S. and Canada. PAS has become a regular characteristic of the most acrimonious of divorce cases, and, as a result, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass)… Read More »

Birth Certificates Still Do Not Reflect Same-Sex Spouses

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

It has now been more than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling gave same-sex couples the right to marry in the state of Florida. For Florida residents, however, that ruling has been bittersweet; although same-sex couples can marry, the State of Florida still refuses to place the names of both parents… 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 »