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Dealing With Tax Issues When Going Through A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

One common concern among spouses who are separated or filing for divorce concerns taxes. After years of filing joint returns, reporting shared assets and claiming deductions together for mortgages and child care, serious concerns can arise if you are living apart, have divided accounts and property, or are involved in timesharing arrangements with your… Read More »


Uncovering Financial Fraud During Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

During any type of divorce proceeding, one of the most important decisions that will be made concerns dividing the property accumulated during the marriage. Whether you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse own a lot or a little, obtaining your fair share of the value for real estate, material possessions, and financial accounts is key to… Read More »


Rights and Responsibilities of Unmarried Fathers

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Becoming a father is a life changing event, one that causes you to look at yourself and the world around you differently. Before your baby was born you may have been primarily interested in pursuing your own hobbies and interests, but once you hold your little one in your arms, your priorities are likely… Read More »


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 »

Assessing the Risk Of Violence When Going Through A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Divorce is as unique as the individual parties involved. While divorce guidelines and laws governing proceedings can give you an outline for how your divorce will be conducted, it can be hard to predict how spouses will behave during the process. Where some couples are able to resolve conflicts amicably and agree on the… 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 »

The Benefits of Establishing Paternity Under Florida Law

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When a child is born to parents who are not married, it is important to take the steps necessary to legally establish paternity for your child. Establishing paternity for a child gives that child a legal father. Florida law provides for a number of different ways to establish paternity. Whichever method of establishment you… Read More »

Study Shows Divorce May Actually Benefit Your Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Historically, most researchers have found that children of divorce are more likely to get divorced themselves than those of intact marriages. However, a recent study may indicate otherwise. A recent study published in Marriage & Family Review looked more closely at the level of conflict in children’s families, rather than whether their parents divorced,… Read More »

How to Avoid a Cohabitation “Divorce”

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In recent years, many couples across the United States have opted to cohabitate, or live together in one household, without first getting married. Some of these couples eventually marry, and others do not. Along with this rise in cohabitation, however, has come a sharp increase in the legal disputes that result when the couple… Read More »

Financial Disclosure Forms and Your Florida Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Like many other states, Florida court requires both spouses in most divorce proceedings to complete a Family Law Financial Affidavit. The point of this form is to make the divorce process as transparent as possible. This step ensures that both spouses know about all property and debts that exist, which may be subject to… Read More »