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The Allegations in the Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings and How Divorce Attorneys See Them Every Day On the Job

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The Similarities Between the Kavanaugh Confirmation Process and What Divorce Attorneys and Judges Do is Striking Recently, all the news channels and headlines in the United States have been filled with status updates and debates about the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. As I listened to… Read More »

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How Will Our Home Be Divided In A Divorce

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One issue that divorce attorneys deal with in nearly every divorce case is figuring out the best way to address the division of the marital home. The fact is that addressing a home in a divorce can be very simple if both of the parties in the divorce agree on what should happen. However,… Read More »

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Modification Of Custody After Divorce

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How Do I Request A Modification Of Custody From My Divorce After the final judgment is entered in your divorce case and everybody is settled into a routine with a parenting plan many people think that they will never need to deal with the courts again. Unfortunately, it is very common for parents to… Read More »

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If I Get An Equal 50/50 Custody Schedule Will There Be Child Support

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These days it is very common to see both Mothers and Fathers and their attorneys in divorce or other family law case end up with equal parenting schedules parenting also referred to as a 50/50 schedule. This means that the children in the case will spend an equal amount of their time with each… Read More »

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Average Cost For Divorce and Family Law Attorney

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  What is the Average Cost for Divorce and Family Attorneys? There comes a time in the lives of many people when they will have to consider calling a divorce attorney in Orlando, FL and for most people, the part they are most afraid of is the thought of how much this will cost. This… Read More »

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How Common Is Equal 50/50 Custody These Days

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Do All Divorce Court Judges Award Equal 50/50 Custody These Days? A decade ago divorcing parents fighting over custody of their children could expect that the mother would be awarded the majority of the time-sharing with the children with the Father spending every other weekend with the children. This was due in large part… Read More »

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Welcome To The Newest Addition To The Smallwood Family Law Team

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The Smallwood Family Law Team Welcomes Its Newest Addition On July 11, 2017 at 3:19 a.m. we welcomed our newest future Smallwood, P.A. team member Ava Raelyn Penelope Smallwood. She was born at Winter Park Memorial Hospital and, at one day old, her hobbies include sleeping, burping, and snuggling with mom and dad. We would… Read More »

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How To Spot Hidden Income And Assets In Divorce And Family Law Cases

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Most People have no idea how common it is for parties in family law and divorce litigation to hide assets and income. Here is a detailed list of the ways they try this and how to spot them One very common issue that divorce attorneys deal with in family law litigation is the situation… Read More »

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5 Orlando Divorce Statistics You Never Knew

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Do you know your city’s divorce statistics? The chart below may surprise you Orlando is known as one of the happiest cities in the United States thanks to the family-oriented entertainment such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. However, did you know, as of 2013, Orlando has a divorce rate of over 13… Read More »

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Breakdown Of Chris Brown Custody Hearing

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Chris Brown’s Recent Custody Hearing Offers Some Insight Into His Case And Also Shows How Similar His Case Is To Everyone Else’s After reading up on Chris Brown’s child custody hearing back in September it becomes clear that the issues the singer faces in his case are the exact same issues that many other… Read More »

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Can I Find A Good Divorce Attorney On AVVO.com?

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Many Parents Looking For Divorce Attorneys Go To AVVO.com To Find Representation. Are They On To Something Good? These days anyone searching for a lawyer for a divorce or other family law case type has no shortage of places to look for legal professionals. Whether they see attorneys on billboards, radio ads, television commercials,… Read More »

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How To Remove Spouse’s Name From Loans In Divorce Cases

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What To Do In Divorce Litigation if You Have Property Financed In Both Names A very common issue that divorce attorneys have to assist their clients with in litigation is where certain property that is owned by the parties such as real estate [1], automobiles, boats, mobile homes, or other property and one of… Read More »

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Does Cheating Affect Alimony Awards In Divorce

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Does Infidelity Affect Alimony Orders In Divorce Cases? Your Attorney’s Answer May Surprise You There are many reasons why two married people may decide to call divorce attorneys and call it quits. With nearly half of all marriages ending in divorce it is a reality that all married couples must contend with. One of… Read More »

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How To Deal With A Cheating Spouse in Divorce

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How To Deal With Cheating Spouses And Why Divorce May Not Always Be The Best Option The recent release of the email addresses of millions of Ashley Madison, a well known cheating website, customers has highlighted the issue of cheating spouses that leads so many divorces. The statistics certainly suggest that the odds of… Read More »

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Different Types Of Credit For Child Support

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Types of credits for child support to make sure your attorney understands There are a few different types of credits that many parents qualify for that are important any Orlando child support attorney to understand and include in your child support calculations. These often go unnoticed causing child support orders to be entered that… Read More »

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Thanksgiving Custody Issues

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Thanksgiving Visitation Schedules Often Cause Trips To Court For Parents This Thanksgiving holiday it is important for parents with child custody orders to remember that there are typically additional visitation days in parenting plans during the break children have from school for this holiday. Child custody attorneys normally see an upswing in calls around… Read More »

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Dealing With Overly Involved Family Members In Child Custody Cases

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How to Deal with an over involved family member that causes problems in your divorce case After a divorce or other type of child custody case it is very common for the other parent’s family to become overly involved in issues and decisions that should be left to the child’s parents. The most common… Read More »

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How To Minimize Conflict In A Divorce

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One Of The Most Important Things For Divorcing Couples To Do Is To Know How To Minimize Conflict In Their Divorce Case How to minimize conflict in a divorce or other family law case. This is a question that most divorce and family law attorneys find themselves answering on a very regular basis. The… Read More »

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Dividing Retirement Accounts In Divorce

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You Worked Hard For Your Retirement But What Happens To It In A Divorce? A very common issue that divorce attorneys deal with in their divorce cases is where one or both parties to the divorce case have a pension, 401k, or other type of retirement account. It is well settled in Florida divorce… Read More »

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The Effect Of Divorce on Younger Children Versus Adolecents

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The Effects of Divorce On Children Can Differ Between Younger and Older Children And Divorcing Parents Need To Be Aware Of Children’s Needs Most contested dissolution cases that divorce attorneys deal with include minor children where the kids are the main issue of contention. The age range for children experiencing divorce ranges from infant… Read More »

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