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

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

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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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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Can I reconcile before my divorce is final

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

I don’t know about other divorce attorneys conduct business inside their offices, however, I can tell you that the vast majority of people who come and sit down with me for a divorce consultation are going to be asked if they have attempted marriage counseling and if they would be willing to attempt it… Read More »

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Can I Represent Myself In A Family Law Case?

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

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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