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Child Custody Issues: Is the Other Parent Undermining Your Authority?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Learning how to interact and share custody of your child with a person you are no longer in a relationship with does not always come natural or easy. In addition to any unresolved issues you may have with the other parent, their overall approach to parenting may be entirely different than yours. While it… Read More »


The Benefits of Stepparent Adoptions

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

It is hard on children and single parents when a mother or father is not in the picture. In these situations, step parents can help fill the gap. In the past, these caring individuals often got a bad rap, being portrayed as dominating or divisive in movies and on television shows. Today, stepparents are… Read More »


Reasons to File an Appeal in Your Family Court Case

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Orders issued in family law cases can impact your rights as a parent, your relationship with children, and your financial security for years into the future. If you are unhappy with a ruling or feel that justice was not served in your case, there are limited circumstances under which you may file a civil… Read More »


Being a Stepparent In Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Stepparents are charged with the difficult task of raising a child that is not biologically their own. In many cases, they are responsible for providing love, financial support, and supervision, while maintaining clear boundaries and respecting the rights of the natural mother or father involved. As family law attorneys, we see first hand the… Read More »


Tips for Dealing With Summer Vacations In Your Parenting Plan

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

If you are divorced or otherwise living apart from your former partner, your child time sharing arrangements dictate when each of you sees your child and the amount of time you get to spend with them. If you are the primary caregiver, it is not uncommon that the other parent will want to take… Read More »


Should Children Be Involved in the Parenting Time Process?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Decisions regarding child time-sharing and parenting time are rarely easy. Depending on the circumstances, it may require months of negotiations between you, the other parent, and each of your attorneys before an agreement can be reached. In some situations, parents never can work out differences, and a family court judge must issue an order… Read More »


Making Plans for Your Child’s School Break During Divorce Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

There is never a good time to go through a divorce. If you have children, school breaks over the summer months can be particularly hard. In addition to learning to adjust to life single, you have the added pressure of making sure they are kept busy and provided for. The good news is that… Read More »


The Pro and Cons of Signing a Prenup

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For couples about to get married, the decision on whether or not to enter into a prenuptial agreement is an emotionally charged topic. Partners are often hesitant to bring it up with their prospective partner out of fear of giving the wrong impression. A prenup is not an early indicator of a divorce, nor… Read More »


Is Your Former Spouse or Partner Making Threats? Coercion in Florida Family Law Cases

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In Florida family law cases involving divorce, division of marital property, and child time sharing plans, disagreements between the parties are a regular occurrence. It is common for tempers to flare up in these proceedings. There may even be threats such as, “I’ll never give up my share of this property” or “I’ll make… Read More »


Gaining Child Time Sharing Rights through a Paternity Order

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As increasing numbers of children are born out of wedlock, it leaves biological fathers in somewhat of a dilemma. If the mother did not list you on the birth certificate, you will have to go to court to prove you are the child’s father. Even if you are listed as being the biological father,… Read More »