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Don’t Lose Your Pet In A Divorce: Get a Prenup

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

You might have heard that the term “equitable” in “equitable distribution” means “fair,” but that does not make it hurt any less when the court orders you to sell off property that you had hoped to keep after your divorce, or, worse, to award an asset to your ex when you know in your… Read More »

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Temporary Relief Issues In Divorce

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

In many divorce cases, it often becomes necessary for the Orlando divorce attorneys to file and argue over temporary relief. Temporary relief basically describes the process of requesting an order of the court that addresses important items in the case such as alimony, child support, attorney’s fees, and visitation on a temporary basis. This… Read More »

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What If I Need to Relocate With My Kids During My Divorce?

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

One of the most difficult issues that Orlando divorce lawyers and judges have to grapple with is whenever one of the parties to the divorce action needs to relocate a long distance away and desires to take the children with them. This is because it is impossible for a divorce judge to award equal… Read More »

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How To Modify Alimony After A Divorce

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

One very common issue in divorce cases in Orlando Florida is where one of the parties seeks alimony payments from the other. What most people do not understand is that in most cases alimony is subject to modification down the road after the divorce is finalized. For that reason, it is very important to… Read More »

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What Does It Mean That Florida Is A No-Fault Divorce State?

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

One common question that divorce attorneys in Orlando Florida receive from their clients is regarding the difference between no-fault and fault divorce States and which one of these Florida is. Florida is a no-fault divorce state which is commonly known among attorneys, however, the actual definition of this can be quite complex to explain…. Read More »

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What Is A Petition For Divorce And What Does My Attorney Need To Include In It?

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

The first and most important foundational step in any dissolution of marriage is to map out and prepare the petition for dissolution of marriage. The petition for divorce is the main legal document that someone uses to file for divorce. The petition will contain all of the items which that person is seeking in… Read More »

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The All-Important Divorce Financial Affidavit

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

Anytime two people are going through a divorce in Orlando Florida one of the first documents that their Orlando divorce lawyer will ask them to complete will be a financial affidavit. A financial affidavit is the most basic and necessary piece of financial discovery that is exchanged in a divorce case and is mandatory… Read More »

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5 Ways to Look at Father’s Rights in Florida

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

Families come in many different shapes and sizes; recent news stories and personal essays on news sites highlight this. As Father’s Day approaches, it is obvious to fathers throughout Florida, as well as to their children, that most relationships between fathers and children do not conform to the idealized image that greeting card companies… Read More »

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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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