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Category Archives: Divorce

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How to Get Emergency Custody in Florida

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

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 Smallwood, P.A. |

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 Smallwood, P.A. |

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 Smallwood, P.A. |

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 Smallwood, P.A. |

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 Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

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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Does Domestic Violence Affect a Divorce Settlement in Florida?

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

Domestic violence can directly or indirectly impact certain aspects of a divorce settlement such as child custody, alimony, and even property division. Each year, more than 100,000 cases of domestic violence (DV) are reported to authorities in Orlando and other parts of Florida. However, the real number of incidences of domestic violence in the… Read More »

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Can I set aside a divorce settlement agreement?

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

Is It Possible To Set Aside A Divorce Settlement Agreement? As a divorce attorney in Orlando Florida, I have seen a lot of situations where people have come into our office for a consultation expressing concern regarding an agreement to settle their divorce that they entered into and now are realizing that there are… Read More »

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Use of The Psychological Evaluation In Divorce

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

The Psychological Evaluation Is A Powerful Tool In Divorce If Used Wisely Very often in the divorce litigation, it becomes necessary to conduct a psychological evaluation of one of the parties to the divorce. This is especially important in cases involving child custody disputes where the psychological condition of one of the parents is… Read More »

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A New Study Reveals the Top 4 Reasons for Divorce in the U.S.

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

Every marriage has its ups and downs. How well married partners manage these ups and downs determines the strength of their marriage and the likelihood of divorce. But when there are more “downs” than “ups,” a divorce becomes a very likely option. Fact: In 2017, the divorce rate in Florida was 3.6 per thousand… Read More »

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