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Four Strategies for Dealing With A High Conflict Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Even under the best of circumstances, the end of a marriage is painful, and it is not uncommon for one partner or the other to act out in ways that make these proceedings more contentious. While some of these situations end up smoothing out over time, others involve issues and personality types that make… Read More »


The Reality-and Advantages-of Going Through An Amicable Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Divorce proceedings were once almost universally accepted as being fraught with arguments, threats and acrimony. In the past, proving your partner was at fault for the breakup of the marriage was an important goal, which could greatly influence factors in your divorce, such as division of marital property, alimony, and child support. As more… Read More »

Living Together Outside of Marriage: Legal Pitfalls That You May Face When You Separate

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there has been a 30 percent increase over the last decade in the number of couples who choose to simply live together rather than getting married. A recent Forbes article reports that 8.3 million unmarried couples lived together in 2015. While it doesn’t sound very romantic to prepare… 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 »

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 »

How Dragging Out Your Divorce Hurts Your Children

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The decision to seek a divorce is neither easy nor quick for most people; rather, it tends to start slowly and build momentum over months or even years until it gets to the point that divorce is the only remaining option. The inevitable uncertainty and guilt that tends to accompany a divorce can cause… 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 »

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 »

Alimony Reform Advocates Head to Legislature Again

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

According to a recent Sarasota Herald-Tribune article, Florida alimony reform proponents are focused on returning to the legislature for another shot at passing an alimony reform bill. Florida lawmakers last passed an alimony reform bill in 2013, but Governor Rick Scott vetoed the bill, citing concerns about the proposed retroactivity of its provisions. Nonetheless,… Read More »

Pre-Divorce? Understanding Florida Separation Laws

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When a marriage hits a rocky point and the spouses are debating whether or not to consider filing for divorce, it is quite common for spouses to separate but remain married, until they decide whether officially filing for divorce is the most prudent course of action. This is perfectly understandable. There are numerous reasons… Read More »