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Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Parker v. Parker, Paternity Fraud, and the Meaning of Fatherhood in Florida

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

Finding out after years of marriage that your wife cheated and that you are not the biological father of your children is a father’s nightmare. Finding out that, despite all of the above, you are still obligated to pay child support for the children you did not beget is something Kafka would have likely… Read More »

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Lump Sum Alimony Can Help Reduce Conflict During a Divorce

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

Unless you are trying to negotiate the terms of your divorce, it probably has never mattered to you that Florida has a whopping six types of alimony. If your divorce lawyer tells you that you will probably have to pay some type of alimony to your ex before or after your divorce is finalized,… Read More »

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What is a Parenting Plan and Why do Family Lawyers Use Them?

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

Whenever an Orlando family law attorney is engaged in litigation that involves child custody issues, he or she will spend a great deal of time contemplating what terms are to be negotiated and placed into a parenting plan. A parenting plan is a written instruction manual that addresses nearly every aspect of the parenting… Read More »

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Dividing a Marital Business in a Divorce

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

It is fairly common knowledge among divorce attorneys in Orlando Florida that any asset that is accumulated during a marriage is subject to equitable distribution if and when the parties decide to seek a divorce. What is not as easily understood is how to treat a business that was opened by one of the… Read More »

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What is Shared Parental Responsibility in Family Law?

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

In Florida when a family law attorney is assisting his client in developing a parenting plan that will govern the time-sharing over the children involved in the case one of the main items that will need to be addressed as that of parental responsibility. Parental responsibility is a portion of Florida family law that… Read More »

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What if I Cannot Afford to Pay Half of The Marital Debt After the Divorce?

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

In every divorce, there is a complex framework of legal issues that must be addressed. One of the most common of these issues that divorce attorneys in Orlando, FL deal with is the division of assets and debts that accumulated during the divorce. In most cases, any asset or debt that accumulates during the… Read More »

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The Benefits of Using Divorce Mediation

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

In the state of Florida, any time a divorce action has any issues that are contested the case must go to a mandatory settlement conference known as mediation. The mediation is an official court appointment where the lawyers and their clients sit down with the assistance of a Florida Supreme Court certified divorce mediator… Read More »

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Florida Parenting Plans Help Unmarried Parents Stop Drama Before it Starts

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

The only thing worse than arguing with your spouse about when and where to spend time with your children or about decisions your spouse makes about the children’s behavior or expenditures is having these same arguments with your former spouse. People who have children together, even if they are no longer married to each… Read More »

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Florida Family Mediation Enables Couples to Control the Outcome of Their Divorce

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

The divorce cases in the tabloids go to trial, but that does not mean that yours will. Likewise, the simple, painless divorce in which you and your spouse simply file forms, sign a court-issued divorce decree, and find yourselves single again is not an option for everyone. What do you do if your divorce… Read More »

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Why You May Not Want to Keep The House In Your Divorce

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

In dissolution of marriage cases in Orlando Florida, one of the core legal issues that need to be addressed by the divorce attorneys is that of dividing the assets that were accumulated during the years of the marriage. The most common asset that needs to be divided in divorce cases is the marital home…. Read More »

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