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Divorce Rates Among Older Adults Continue To Climb

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While the breakup of a marriage is always a sad occasion, divorce no longer has the stigma it once did. While the overall number of people getting a divorce has remained steady in recent years, there is one particular age group in which the rate continues to climb. This is among older adults, over… Read More »


Should You Forgive an Affair?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Few things rock a marriage in the same way as adultery. The lack of trust and the feeling of wanting revenge or to make your partner ‘pay for’ what they have done can end up eroding your relationship. However, these types of cases do not always end in divorce. If you are in this… Read More »


Financial To-Do List Before Asking for a Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Asking your spouse for a divorce or even a separation is a major step.  Before making this type of announcement, you want to be sure you are prepared for any possible repercussions. While there are plenty of emotional factors you will want to consider, you also want to be prepared financially. Getting a divorce… Read More »


Documents You Need In Your Florida Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce is difficult, regardless of the situation. While this is likely to be an emotional time in your life, there are practical matters which must be attended to in order for your divorce to be finalized. At our law office, we work with you to ensure all the appropriate documents are… Read More »


How Your Spouse’s Bad Behavior Can Benefit You in Divorce Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Marriages break up for a variety of reasons. While both parties generally play a role in the decision to get a divorce, there are plenty of situations in which the bad behavior of one of the spouses led directly to the decision. While marital misconduct is not a factor in your ability to obtain… Read More »


Why Putting Your Best Foot Forward is Important in Divorce Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce is one of life’s biggest challenges, and is likely to represent a low point in terms of your confidence and how you feel about your situation. While it is natural to feel a flood of emotions ranging from sadness and depression to seething anger, letting these feelings show in divorce… Read More »


How to Make the Most of Temporary Alimony

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In cases of divorce where one of the spouses makes significantly more than the other, the court may elect to order alimony on a temporary or permanent basis. While ongoing payments are becoming a thing of the past and generally reserved for couples who are leaving long-term marriages, your situation may entitle you to… Read More »


Is Sexual Harassment an Issue in Your Divorce Case?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Recent events in Hollywood and throughout the country have shed light on the issue of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, these can also be issues in your divorce case. You should not have to deal with unwanted attention and sexually charged comments, even if it comes from your spouse. It is… Read More »


Two Important Qualities that Can Make Getting a Divorce Easier

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce is a challenge, no matter what the circumstances or the amount of time you were married. In addition to the emotional upheaval and the changes in your lifestyle and finances, there are important legal issues you will need to contend with. While getting a divorce is rarely easy, effective communication… Read More »


Getting Your Share of Pension and Retirement Benefits In Your Divorce Settlement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

If you are an older adult or ending a long-term marriage, pension benefits and retirement accounts could represent significant assets in your divorce case. You may have planned to spend your later years together with your spouse, and without this form of income you could be facing serious financial insecurity. During marital property division… Read More »