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Vanessa Alexandra Vasquez de Lara
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Vanessa de Lara’s Legal Guides

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  • How to modify a divorce final judgment

    Try to negotiate with the other party. It is always best to approach the former spouse or the other parent and give them an opportunity to work with you on changes to the prior agreement or final jud

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  • What is a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage and Who Can Obtain One in Florida

    A simplified dissolution of marriage refers to a less complicated procedure available under certain circumstances for obtaining a divorce. This process is normally faster than a standard dissolution and for a short term or no asset/liabilities marriage can be beneficial. A husba...

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  • How to Choose a Family Attorney

    The hiring of an attorney is a difficult decision, made harder by the fact that if you need a family attorney you are going through a difficult time in your life. This guide is meant to help you find the attorney that is best suited to handle your family law case.

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  • Child Support Income - Florida Statute 61.30(a)

    One of the biggest questions involving the child support statutes in the State of Florida is what is considered income. Well the statute says income is the following: (a)Gross income shall include, but is not limited to, the following: 1.Salary or wages. 2.Bonuses, commissions, ...

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  • Adult Name Changes in Florida

    When a person is seeking to change their name due to any reasons other than a divorce, the family courts are the place to seek relief. The process itself is fairly simple and involves filing a Petition for Name Change, together with electronic fingerprints. If there are no proble...

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  • Minor Child Name Change in Florida

    When a parent is seeking to change there child's name due to any reasons, the family courts are the place to seek relief. The process itself is fairly simple and involves filing a Petition for Name Change (Minor Child), together with the petitioning parent's electronic fingerprin...

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  • 5 Tips for Avoiding a Contentious Family Court Battle

    Divorces and paternity cases are very difficult and emotional in the best of circumstances. Making decisions about emotional issues like parental responsibility and time-sharing when emotions are already running high can feel overwhelming.

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  • My spouse has become abusive. What do I do?

    If your spouse has become abusive the most important thing that you can do is make sure that you and your children are protected. The way to do this is by asking the court to award you either a tempor

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  • Estate Planning: Three Benefits of a Living Trust

    So, what happens if you don’t leave a will? There’s a common misconception about the government getting things when you don’t leave a will and that’s really not the case but if you don’t leave a will

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  • What is a prenuptial agreement and who needs one?

    Prenuptial agreements are basically agreements where parties prior to getting married will sign and will detail out some of the details of what’s going to happen should they ever get a divorce. Thi

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