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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Tax Implications of Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

There are numerous practical matters to consider when considering a divorce. Amidst changes in your living situation, breaking the news to family and friends, and making arrangements for children, taxes are not likely to be an immediate concern. Tax season will be here, though, in a matter of months, and actions you take now… Read More »

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Reasons for Modifying the Amount You Owe in Alimony Payments

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In Florida divorce cases in which one spouse has higher earnings than the other or has considerably greater assets, the court may order spousal support and maintenance. Alimony reform advocates have long complained about the system being unfair. In addition to the financial burden on those ordered to pay, they claim that these payments… Read More »

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Checklist of Things To Do When Changing Your Name

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Changing your name when you get married is a fairly straightforward process, but changing it after a divorce or for other reasons requires extra effort to be effective. Your current name may be the one on which you have established your credit or professional reputation, in addition to being how you are known on… Read More »

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Including Life Insurance In Alimony and Child Support Agreements

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Alimony and child support are often key issues in Florida divorce proceedings. Depending on the amount of time you have been married, the number of children you have, and the financial resources of each partner, payments made through your divorce agreement can go along way to providing financial security and ensuring child will be… Read More »

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Filling out Your Parenting Plan

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For single parents or those going through a divorce, filling out a parenting plan as part of Florida time sharing proceedings is a major undertaking that should not be taken lightly. While there is always the opportunity to change or otherwise modify these plans at a future date, it will require going back to… Read More »

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How Having A Prenuptial Agreement Can Benefit People You Care About

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Many couples shy away from creating a prenuptial agreement. They may insist that it puts a damper on their romance or reveals one of the partner’s reluctance to making a life time commitment. They may also see it as unnecessary due to a lack of property or assets, or owing to their willingness to… Read More »

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Why Some Older Adult Couples Choose Domestic Partnership Instead Of Getting Married

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Finding your true love can happen at any age. For older adult couples who may have been previously married, had a family, and built a career, these relationships can be an invaluable source of emotional support and companionship. At the same time,  making the decision to get married is not always in their best… Read More »