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Guide to filing for divorce in Florida

The Complete Guide To Filing For Divorce In Florida

By Sean Smallwood |

My name is Sean Smallwood and I am an Orlando divorce attorney who has been practicing family and marital law for about a decade. I understand that whether you are a newer attorney or someone who intends to represent themselves in a divorce matter the information in this guide will assist you in the… Read More »

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

By Sean Smallwood |

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 Sean Smallwood |

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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When Your Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support: Dos and Don’ts

By Sean Smallwood |

Despite the good intentions behind Florida’s child support laws, it can seem like a no-win situation when parents who can’t get along as a couple still have to make financial decisions about child support. Being required to pay for the raising of children during times when they are not with you makes many child… Read More »

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How To Minimize Conflict In A Divorce

By Sean Smallwood |

One Of The Most Important Things For Divorcing Couples To Do Is To Know How To Minimize Conflict In Their Divorce Case How to minimize conflict in a divorce or other family law case. This is a question that most divorce and family law attorneys find themselves answering on a very regular basis. The… Read More »

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Many People Are Looking For a Christian Attorney In Orlando

By Sean Smallwood |

Why Would Someone Seek A Christian Attorney in Orlando for Their Family Law or Divorce? Here is Why and Where They Can Look. One question seen often by law firms and managers of lawyer directories is “where can I find a Christian Orlando family law attorney?” While many people may not understand the difference… Read More »

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Can I Represent Myself In A Family Law Case?

By Sean Smallwood |

Should Non-Lawyers Try To Represent Themselves In Family Law Cases? Family law cases in most states are not treated the same way as criminal cases. In a criminal case where a defendant’s life and/or liberty are in jeopardy the state will appoint a public defender to represent the defendant if they can not afford… Read More »

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