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Category Archives: Divorce

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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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Dividing a Marital Business in a Divorce

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

It is fairly common knowledge among divorce attorneys in Orlando Florida that any asset that is accumulated during a marriage is subject to equitable distribution if and when the parties decide to seek a divorce. What is not as easily understood is how to treat a business that was opened by one of the… Read More »

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What if I Cannot Afford to Pay Half of The Marital Debt After the Divorce?

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

In every divorce, there is a complex framework of legal issues that must be addressed. One of the most common of these issues that divorce attorneys in Orlando, FL deal with is the division of assets and debts that accumulated during the divorce. In most cases, any asset or debt that accumulates during the… Read More »

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The Benefits of Using Divorce Mediation

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

In the state of Florida, any time a divorce action has any issues that are contested the case must go to a mandatory settlement conference known as mediation. The mediation is an official court appointment where the lawyers and their clients sit down with the assistance of a Florida Supreme Court certified divorce mediator… Read More »

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Why You May Not Want to Keep The House In Your Divorce

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

In dissolution of marriage cases in Orlando Florida, one of the core legal issues that need to be addressed by the divorce attorneys is that of dividing the assets that were accumulated during the years of the marriage. The most common asset that needs to be divided in divorce cases is the marital home…. Read More »

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Does Florida Law Consider Debts Marital Property?

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

As the cost of postsecondary education increases, and as more employers expect or require new employees to have a bachelor’s degree or another kind of education beyond high school, more Americans than ever before carrying student loan debt. In fact, it is not hard to find predictions that the “student loan bubble” could be… Read More »

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Equitable Distribution in Divorce: Florida Family Courts Aim to Play Fair, Even When Estranged Spouses Do Not

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

With very few exceptions, everyone loses financially in a divorce. Women who enrich themselves by marrying and divorcing rich men in succession are largely a fiction that exists only in tall tales exchanged at poker night gatherings. Almost all your divorced friends were poorer after their divorce than before, as they have probably told… Read More »

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Divorce and Porn Addiction

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

There Is A New Epidemic That is Lurking Behind the Scenes And Has Become A Root Cause To At Least Half Of The Divorces Reported In The United States The issue of porn addiction and its effects on the current divorce rates is an extremely serious issue that everyone needs to be aware of…. Read More »

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Financial Discovery in Divorce Litigation

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

In every divorce case that moves through the court system, the parties to the divorce must submit certain minimum mandatory financial discovery documentation either to the court or to the opposing party or their divorce attorney. The purpose of this exchange of discovery is to ensure that everybody is being honest about their income,… Read More »

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What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

We have all heard the stories of the divorce that lasted for multiple years, costs thousands and thousands of dollars, and destroyed the lives of the parties in the case. But, is that the story of every divorce? The answer is no, in fact, many divorces are accomplished every day in a peaceful and… Read More »

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