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How A Parenting Coordinator Can Help Resolve Issues In Your Parenting Plan

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When parents are unmarried or go through a divorce, dealing with issues pertaining to children can be particularly contentious. Through the Florida court system, parenting and timesharing plans are developed which require both parties to put aside their differences and work together to ensure the best interests of their child are served. Unfortunately, complying… Read More »


Three Things To Keep In Mind During Child Time Sharing Negotiations

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The Florida courts place a heavy emphasis on ensuring both parents have the chance to develop a strong bond with children while sharing responsibilities before approving parenting and timesharing plans. Unfortunately, even in otherwise amicable divorce proceedings, issues concerning your children are prone to disputes. As your attorney, we can help ensure your rights… Read More »


Making the Decision To Relocate With Your Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In Florida, it is not uncommon for people to move from one area of the state to another, whether in pursuit of better career and housing opportunities or just for the sake of a change of scene. These moves are tricky when children are involved, due to the impact on school and social activities…. Read More »


Making A Parenting Plan That Works for You and Your Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In any divorce where children are involved, the potential is high for conflicts. In the Florida court system, the notion of child custody and visitation has been replaced by parenting plans and timesharing, with the goal of encouraging and fostering close, loving relationships between the child and their parents. While it may take some… Read More »


Getting the Support You Need For A Special Needs Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Raising children is a demanding task that can be challenging in any situation. While having a child with special needs can bring out previously untapped inner resources in the parents and make some marriages stronger, others have difficulties withstanding the pressures. For parents of children with disabilities, going through a divorce can be particularly… Read More »


Penalties For Failing to Honor A Timesharing Plan

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Child rearing experts agree that spending time and forming close emotional bonds with both parents is in the child’s best interests, and the Florida courts agree. Parenting plans and timesharing are used to ensure that in divorce matters, each parent is afforded the opportunity to remain a vital part of their child’s life. Unfortunately,… Read More »

Jolie-Pitt Celebrity Divorce Defies National Parental Timesharing Trend

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Regardless of whether or not you follow celebrity gossip, it is hard not to have heard the news regarding the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie split. The couple made headlines for their unorthodox family life as much as for their movies, traveling the globe to adopt four different children from impoverished nations, while also giving birth… Read More »

Decline in U.S. Migration Tied to Divorce Rate

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Over the last 50 years, Americans have fallen into a pattern of moving much less frequently. In fact, the rate of annual U.S. interstate migration in 2015 was only half as much as it was in 1965. Researchers over the years have considered many different factors to change this steep decline in migration, such… Read More »

Who Pays for Travels Costs When My Child’s Other Parent Lives Far Away?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In today’s age, it is not unusual for a child’s parents to live in two different cities or even in two different states. This arrangement necessitates a long-distance parenting plan that gives both parents adequate and appropriate timesharing with the child. However, a long-distance parenting plan also must include provisions for paying the expenses… Read More »

What is the Right of First Refusal in Florida Family Law Cases?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The right of first refusal is a common provision in Florida parenting plans that allows one parent to spend additional time with the child when the other parent needs daycare for the child, perhaps due to work hours, medical appointments, or other activities that necessitate childcare. While this provision is not mandatory for parenting… Read More »