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Can you get permanent alimony if you are still young in FL Divorce?

Can You Get Permanent Alimony if You are Still Young in Divorce in Orlando FL?

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Increasingly, the family courts in Florida see alimony as a last resort. Equitable distribution is the governing principle in dividing a couple’s property when the marriage is dissolved because it means that each spouse gets a fair share of the return on the investments they made during their lives together. If the wife was… Read More »

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Biological father no rights if baby born to intact marriage Florida

Courts Can Deny Custody To A Biological Father If Their Child Was Born In An Intact Marriage

By Sean Seansmallwood |

It is unsettling to find out that your biological father is someone other than the man you have called “Dad” your whole life. The best-case scenario in which this can happen is when the parents who raised you reveal this fact to you calmly and assure you that they are only telling you this… Read More »

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Imputed income florida divorce

Imputed Income In Florida Divorce Does Not Have to be Your Enemy

By Sean Seansmallwood |

You might think that “imputed income” is a dirty word, especially if the court calculated your alimony and child support obligations by assuming that you make more money than you actually do. In fact, imputed income has been a sticking point in many divorce cases. Maybe the court imputed too little income to your… Read More »

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Do divorce judges in Orlando award equal custody

Do Divorce Judges Automatically Award Equal Timesharing in Orlando Florida?

By Sean Seansmallwood |

This is a question that we get very regularly at our Orlando divorce law firm. This is because the most common legal issue that is present in divorce litigation in Orlando Florida that is child custody. These days with the wealth of information regarding divorce law online people often do significant researc before they… Read More »

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divorce involving support of adult children

Disagreements Over Financial Support for Adult Children in Orlando Divorce

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Even when you are generally happily married, disagreements about parent-child relationships can lead to hurt feelings. It is easy for your spouse to vent jealousy by taking cheap shots about you trying to turn your child into a mama’s boy or a daddy’s girl. Then there are the disagreements about specific incidents and issues…. Read More »

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Sabotage income Florida alimony divorce

Sabotaging Your Income to Reduce Alimony is a Terrible Idea In Orlando Florida Divorce

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Finding out how much of your money will immediately go to bills and debt payments is enough to make your good mood on payday short-lived. Many people employ the questionable personal finance tactic of earning less in order to pay less, or at least appearing to earn less. Certainly, no one can blame restaurant… Read More »

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attorney for divorce involving child custody in Orlando

Should I Use A Guardian Ad Litem In My Florida Divorce?

By Sean Seansmallwood |

When divorcing parents disagree fundamentally about a child custody issues a guardian ad litem can help. The disagreement can be about just about anything. Daycare or having a family member babysit? The Ferber method or an endless supply of cuddles? Public school or religious private school? Summer camp or academic summer program? What are… Read More »

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How to divide retirement accounts in Florida divorce

How Are Retirement Accounts Divided in Divorce in Florida?

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Anytime a married couple gets divorced in Florida they must deal with certain property issues. One of the more common property division issues that divorce lawyers in Orlando Florida contend with is that of dividing retirement accounts. The most common types of retirement accounts divided in divorce include the 401(k), IRA’s, and pensions. What… Read More »

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attorney for divorce involving child custody in Orlando

The Strategy Guide to Florida Divorces Involving Child Custody

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Any time a married couple who has children under the age of 18 decides to get divorced they will need to address child custody issues in their case. These are situations that involve a great deal of knowledge of the law and should only be finalized with the assistance of a skilled Orlando divorce… Read More »

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Guide to filing for divorce in Florida

The Complete Guide To Filing For Divorce In Florida

By Sean Seansmallwood |

My name is Sean Smallwood and I am an Orlando divorce attorney who has been practicing family and marital law for about a decade.   I understand that whether you are a newer attorney or someone who intends to represent themselves in a divorce matter the information in this guide will assist you in… Read More »

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