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Who Will Pay Student Loan Debt in a Florida Divorce?

By Sean Seansmallwood |

In the state of Florida when two people are going through a divorce the general rule is that any debt that was accumulated during the marriage is going to be equally divided. This is referred to as equitable distribution and it applies to assets as well as debt. One issue that comes up very… Read More »

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How to Hold Someone in Contempt of a Divorce Agreement in Florida

By Sean Seansmallwood |

After the dust settles from an initial divorce action the parties will have a final judgment that operates as a court order dictating the details of the resolution of their case. In some cases, that is where the really difficult work begins This is because usually one of the parties is not happy with… Read More »

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How to Deal With Parental Alienation in Divorce

By Sean Seansmallwood |

If You Are Faced With Parental Alienation Here is What You Need to Know One very common and very sad fact about the dissolution of marriage process that divorce attorneys in Orlando Florida are forced to deal with is when a divorce involves conduct by one of the parents that amount to parental alienation…. Read More »

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How to Get Emergency Custody in Florida

By Sean Seansmallwood |

How to Get Emergency Custody in Florida and What to Watch Out For One very common issue that divorce attorneys deal with in Florida is the situation where emergency action must be taken in order to protect the physical or emotional safety of children by seeking emergency custody.  There are many different terms… Read More »

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Advice to Give To A Friend Going Through Divorce

By Sean Seansmallwood |

What Advice Should I Give to A Friend Who Is Going Through A Divorce? In my experience when most people are facing a divorce they are in a place where they have been bottling up different feelings and emotions for months or even years. When things reach a boiling point, one natural reaction for… Read More »

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Divorce Involving Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD

By Sean Seansmallwood |

If You Are Facing a Divorce Involving a Child With Autism There Are Several Traps to Watch Out For One very common fact scenario that divorce attorneys in Orlando Florida are faced with these days is the situation where a divorce involves contested child custody issues over children with autism. When there are special… Read More »

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Should I Wait Until After Christmas to File for Divorce

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Why Would It Be A Good Idea To Wait Until After Christmas To File For Divorce? As we get closer to Christmas, we always see a steep decline in the numbers of people who are filing for divorce. This will usually be followed each year by a sharp increase in divorce filings after the… Read More »

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Does It Matter If I Am The First One To File For Divorce?

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Can You Get A Better Result By Filing For Divorce Before Your Spouse? One of the most common questions that we receive at our Orlando divorce law firm is whether or not it makes any difference who the first person is to file for divorce and whether it would help them get a better… Read More »

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Uncontested Divorce in Florida: When Is It the Right Option?

By Jay Butchko |

When you hear the word “divorce,” what do you imagine in your head? Is it two soon-to-be-former spouses yelling at each other in court, their children crying, and indifferent judges banging the gavel against a wooden table? Well, it does not have to be this way. More often than not, divorces in Orlando and… Read More »

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Legal Requirements to Get Fathers’ Rights in Florida

By Jay Butchko |

Each parent believes that they are the best parent for their child and that they should have primary custody of their child after a divorce. Many fathers are not aware of the requirements to get the fathers’ rights in Florida courts. In Florida, family courts are legally required to make a decision based on… Read More »

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