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You need a solid plan for your case. My name is Sean Smallwood I am an Orlando divorce and family law attorney who will always try my best to strategically obtain a peaceful settlement for your case before going to court.

Of course, we cannot settle every single case and regularly go to trial on a wide range of divorce issues, however, we try our best to reach amicable resolutions in every case before heading to court.

I also feel very strongly that many people seeking a divorce attorney in Orlando, FL have not explored every possible option to avoid divorce and that is why I encourage every potential client to at least try to seek marriage counseling before they make the decision to finalize their divorce. We can even offer referrals to local marriage and family therapists to anyone who wishes to give this a chance.

Our team of Orlando family law attorneys understands the emotional and financial toll that a divorce, paternity, or other family law case can take on a person’s life. We also know how important it is to have a strategic plan in place from the first day to maximize your chances for a favorable settlement for your case. Our Orlando family lawyers can develop a plan for your case now.

“When people find out that we offer refundable fees I think they realize that they really can can trust us as their family law attorney”

Sean Smallwood, Esq.

Call A Family Law And Divorce Attorney Who Has Your Best Interests In Mind

Whether you need an Orlando divorce lawyer or paternity establishment attorney sometimes there is no other choice for parents other than to involve family law attorneys in Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL divorce attorney photo of judge in family law court during divorceOrlando family law attorney Sean Smallwood is familiar with a wide array of legal issues and strategic maneuvers that need to be addressed in your family law case in order to maximize the odds that you will obtain the best possible result while spending as little in attorney fees as possible.

Parents who are going to court need to remember that regardless of any emotional hurts they may have toward the other party the courts will be looking to make sure that everyone’s conduct during the case is going to benefit the best interests of the children involved in the case.

Attorney Sean Smallwood Representing Those in Need of a Family and Divorce Lawyer in Orlando, FL

Orlando divorce and family law attorney Sean Smallwood settles a caseFamily law is often used as a catch-all phrase to describe legal issues that may arise from divorce, child custody, child support, paternity establishment, child relocation, adoption, and other similar case types.

Family law attorneys in Orlando deal with cases that are different from other areas of law due to the very high degree of emotions that are involved in these types of cases.

As the name suggests, family law cases all stem from issues that arise between family members whether they are married couples, children, or grandparents.

What Sort of Strategy Will a Lawyer for Family Law and Divorce Use in My Case?

Nearly every case that is filed with the courts will go to a mandatory settlement conference called “mediation” before it can be set for a contested family law trial.

It is very important for family law attorneys to take full advantage of the beginning phase of the case in order to strategically work the case in a way that will provide the other party with as much incentive as possible to come to mediation with an open mind to settle the case in a reasonable way that is in the best interests of the children involved in the case.

We believe that in nearly every family law case it is best if the parents can settle the case amicably at the family mediation. This is because a contested family law trial can cost the parties more in legal fees, cause stress to children, destroy any chance the parents may have to get along later for the good of the children, and more.

For this reason, a contested trial should only be a last resort and family law attorneys should always be focused on how they can use their experience to get great negotiated settlements for their clients.

What Sort Of Fee Should I Expect To Pay For a Divorce and Family Lawyer in Orlando?

One of the most common questions that we receive from prospective clients contacting our Orlando family law firm is “what will representation cost me?”

The truth is that the fee associated with representation for your case depends entirely on the facts of the case as they are at the tie and are subject to change if things get worse. This means that a simple divorce with no children or property will cost much less than a highly contested divorce involving children, alimony, and property division where the parties are not getting along at all.

Regardless of the facts of your case, we will do our very best to craft a strategic approach to your family law and divorce case that is aimed at giving you the best result while stretching your dollars as far as possible.

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    Mr. Marsee handles all types of divorces and family law matters. His negotiation and litigation skills allow him to efficiently and effectively represent clients in contested and uncontested divorces, in complex divorces involving substantial assets, and in highly contested custody issues. His prior investigative experience in questioning people and analyzing facts is extremely helpful to him in the courtroom.

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As a divorce lawyer in Orlando, we are often are tasked with many highly complicated legal issues to tackle in a dissolution of marriage litigation. The list of these legal issues is extensive and if any of the following apply to your case then you need an experienced family law attorney on your side.

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Sean Smallwood, Esquire

Sean Smallwood is a family law and divorce lawyer for the Law Offices of Sean Smallwood, P.A. where he represents clients in all areas of family law and divorce. 100% of the practice is devoted to family law. As an attorney, he has helped many families with a wide variety of family law cases including Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, and many other issues.

He has been recognized with awards for pro bono volunteering and has been recognized by Orlando style magazine as one of Orlando’s legal elite, Superlawyers, 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction, AVVO Superb rating, and many other recognitions.

Service to the community is another area where Mr. Smallwood excels, giving regular motivational speeches to underprivileged youth in conjunction with the Florida Department of Corrections in addition to offering a college scholarship contest to help students pay for their education.

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