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Can I Still Get Divorced In Orlando if My Spouse Will Not Sign The Papers?

By Sean Seansmallwood |

One issue that divorce lawyers in Orlando Florida, deal with occasionally is the situation where one party wants to get a divorce, but the other party does not want the marriage to end. This can be a very sensitive situation and divorce attorneys in Florida need to be delicate in how they approach the… Read More »

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How Long Do Divorces Take in Orlando Florida?

By Sean Seansmallwood |

One common question that we receive on an almost daily basis at our Orlando divorce law firm is how long the divorce process is expected to take for our clients. The truth is that there is no simple answer to this question. This is because the length of time a divorce will take in… Read More »

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What if I cannot afford a collaborative divorce in Orlando Florida

What If I Cannot Afford a Collaborative Divorce in Orlando Florida?

By Sean Seansmallwood |

One of the newer types of divorce alternatives that are available to divorcing couples is the collaborative divorce process. A collaborative divorce is one where the parties to the case agree that they will reach a settlement without going to court. The collaborative agreement goes so far as to declare that in the event… Read More »

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If You Want An Uncontested Divorce Then Ask The Right Questions

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Divorce is a very difficult life event to deal with. This is made significantly more traumatic when the parties to the case cannot agree on major legal issues in the case. For this reason, it is important to use your most diligent efforts to obtain an uncontested divorce whenever possible. An uncontested divorce occurs… Read More »

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You Need a Divorce Lawyer Even if You are Getting an Annulment

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Imagine a nightmare in which you are married to the worst spouse you could ever imagine.  Your spouse sabotages your finances, cheats on you, and says terrible things about you to your children.  Now imagine finding out that you and your nightmare spouse were never really married in the first place. It is not… Read More »

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How to Avoid Conflict Over Children’s Medical Treatment After Divorce

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Imagine that your teen daughter goes to visit your aunt during spring break, and when you turn on your phone after work one day, you find a text from your daughter saying that she has just been to see a doctor. Would you be upset that your aunt took your daughter to a doctor… Read More »

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How Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect Your Child Support Obligations In Divorce?

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Watching your unpaid child support obligations pile up as you are less and less able to afford them can be truly demoralizing. The judge might treat you like you are not serious about parenting when your financial struggles have nothing to do with your level of commitment to your children. Your ex might antagonize… Read More »

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Where is the Dividing Line Between Marital Debt and Marital Misconduct?

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Debt has ruined the marriages of many couples, including some who had every intention of honoring their wedding vow to stay together for richer or for poorer. Sometimes the constant stress of having to decide, on every payday, whether to pay for groceries or utilities, while the debts just keep getting bigger even as… Read More »

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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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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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