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Parental Alienation Syndrome in Family Law Cases

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A recent news article highlights parental alienation syndrome (PAS) and its increased frequency in divorce cases in the UK, as well as in the U.S. and Canada. PAS has become a regular characteristic of the most acrimonious of divorce cases, and, as a result, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass)… Read More »

Depositions and Your Divorce: What to Expect

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Depositions are one of many discovery techniques that lawyers use when representing clients in any type of lawsuit, including a divorce. Discovery, in general, is designed to allow your attorney to get information from your soon-to-be-ex-spouse about issues related to your divorce. Through the discovery process, both sides to a dispute are able to… Read More »

Controversial Alimony and Child Support Proposal Heads to Governor for Approval

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Three years, ago, Governor Rick Scott vetoed the Florida Legislature’s previous attempt to revamp Florida’s divorce law with respect to the calculation and duration of alimony. Last year, a similar measure failed to make it out of the Legislature due to a dispute between GOP lawmakers about the proposed time-sharing provision. Now, the Legislature… Read More »

Florida Legislature Looks to Modernize Birth Certificates

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Along with the legalization of same-sex marriages has come a tremendous shift in the traditional labels that state forms and other legal documents use to designate parents and their children. In response, some state legislators are looking to modernize Florida’s birth certificates in recognition of the fact that not all families fit the traditional… Read More »

What Are the Different Kinds of Custody Under Florida Law?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Like many other states, Florida law has increasingly recognized the importance of the role of both parents in a child’s life as much as possible. While one parent having custody of a child and the other parent having visitation used to be the norm in American divorces, state laws now are emphasizing concepts such… Read More »

How Does Having a Disabled Child Impact Your Divorce?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Having a disabled child can raise issues in your divorce proceedings that you normally would not encounter. Depending on the severity of your child’s disability and the amount of care that the child requires, you and your spouse may need to consider a wide variety of issues that may not arise with non-disabled children…. Read More »