What Does Child Support Credit Mean and What are the Different Types Of Credit For Child Support
Sean Smallwood | Orlando Divorce Attorney Blog
by Sean Smallwood
3M ago
Sean Smallwood Sean Smallwood, P.A. What Does Child Support Credit Mean? Are you wondering what child support credit means and if you qualify? Here’s how you know if you qualify for child support credit. If you have been paying child support to one partner prior to the court order going into effect, you might be entitled to child support credit. However, there are other types of credit you might qualify for, read on to learn more. Types of credits for child support to make sure your attorney understands There are a few different types of credits that many parents qualify for that are important ..read more
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What To Do If Your Spouse Empties The Bank Account In A Florida Divorce
Sean Smallwood | Orlando Divorce Attorney Blog
by Sean Seansmallwood
1y ago
Sean Seansmallwood One of the most common early issues that come up in Orlando divorce cases occurs when one of the parties removes money from a joint bank account without any warning to the other party. There are two common ways this happens, one is generally permitted by the courts while the other can get a person in trouble In situations where a party takes only half of a marital checking or savings account they are generally seen to be acting within their rights to do so. This is as long as the entire account was truly marital.  This is especially true if the person pulling out the mo ..read more
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Four Ways to Make Dealing with an Impossible Ex-Spouse More Bearable
Sean Smallwood | Orlando Divorce Attorney Blog
by Sean Seansmallwood
2y ago
Sean Seansmallwood Your children are the best thing that ever happened to you, but the amount of unhappiness your ex-spouse causes you is nearly equal to the happiness your children bring. This year, you made a New Year’s resolution not to let your ex get under your skin anymore, but you made the same resolution last year and every year before that, going all the way back to your divorce. Still, the very sound of your ex’s voice makes your blood boil. Your parenting plan requires you not to say negative things about your ex in the presence of your children, but this provision is easier for peo ..read more
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How Do Stimulus Checks Get Divided In Divorce?
Sean Smallwood | Orlando Divorce Attorney Blog
by Sean Seansmallwood
2y ago
Sean Seansmallwood In light of the COVID 19 pandemic one issue that comes up in nearly every divorce case is that of the federal government stimulus checks and how they are to be addressed in the divorce. This leaves many people asking How Do Stimulus Checks Get Divided In Divorce?” Figuring out how to properly handle the division of government stimulus checks in a divorce can get complicated so it will be important to consult an experienced Orlando divorce lawyer regarding this matter. Due to the significant closure of businesses, furloughing of employees, and government-imposed shutdowns rel ..read more
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Do I Have To Pay Alimony If My Spouse Commits Adultery?
Sean Smallwood | Orlando Divorce Attorney Blog
by Sean Seansmallwood
2y ago
Sean Seansmallwood This question was posed to us recently by a potential client and I felt like it would make a great item to include on our site. This is because this is a common area of concern for men and women facing divorce where the other spouse has committed adultery. This information can certainly translate over and be applicable for wives as well as husbands who are in the same situation. In Florida, when a divorce judge is considering a claim for spousal support there are many different factors that they will look at including but not limited to a spouse’s need for alimony, the other ..read more
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Can I Still Get Divorced In Orlando if My Spouse Will Not Sign The Papers?
Sean Smallwood | Orlando Divorce Attorney Blog
by Sean Seansmallwood
2y ago
Sean Seansmallwood One issue that divorce lawyers in Orlando Florida, deal with occasionally is the situation where one party wants to get a divorce, but the other party does not want the marriage to end. This can be a very sensitive situation and divorce attorneys in Florida need to be delicate in how they approach the other party to the case in order to avoid unnecessary conflict. The unfortunate fact is that usually when there is conflict and unnecessary drama in an Orlando divorce case it is caused most often by the person who did not want the divorce. Can my spouse stop me from getting di ..read more
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How Long Do Divorces Take in Orlando Florida?
Sean Smallwood | Orlando Divorce Attorney Blog
by Sean Seansmallwood
2y ago
Sean Seansmallwood One common question that we receive on an almost daily basis at our Orlando divorce law firm is how long the divorce process is expected to take for our clients. The truth is that there is no simple answer to this question. This is because the length of time a divorce will take in Florida depends on a couple of really important factors. The first item that must be considered is what type of divorce your client is seeking. The next big factor to consider is how cooperative the other party to the action will be. There are several different types of divorce including simple div ..read more
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What If I Cannot Afford a Collaborative Divorce in Orlando Florida?
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by Sean Seansmallwood
2y ago
Sean Seansmallwood One of the newer types of divorce alternatives that are available to divorcing couples is the collaborative divorce process. A collaborative divorce is one where the parties to the case agree that they will reach a settlement without going to court. The collaborative agreement goes so far as to declare that in the event that the parties are not able to reach a settlement that they would have to dismiss their current attorneys and retain different attorneys if they decide to go to court. Each collaborative case usually will have an attorney representing each side, a financial ..read more
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If You Want An Uncontested Divorce Then Ask The Right Questions
Sean Smallwood | Orlando Divorce Attorney Blog
by Sean Seansmallwood
2y ago
Sean Seansmallwood Divorce is a very difficult life event to deal with. This is made significantly more traumatic when the parties to the case cannot agree on major legal issues in the case. For this reason, it is important to use your most diligent efforts to obtain an uncontested divorce whenever possible. An uncontested divorce occurs when the parties are in agreement on all the issues in a case and they are able to sign a divorce settlement agreement that resolves all the issues. This removes all of the conflict and emotional damage that come about in more contested dissolution cases. Do N ..read more
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You Need a Divorce Lawyer Even if You are Getting an Annulment
Sean Smallwood | Orlando Divorce Attorney Blog
by Sean Seansmallwood
2y ago
Sean Seansmallwood Imagine a nightmare in which you are married to the worst spouse you could ever imagine.  Your spouse sabotages your finances, cheats on you, and says terrible things about you to your children.  Now imagine finding out that you and your nightmare spouse were never really married in the first place. It is not as simple as waking up from a bad dream and realizing that all the terrible things you dreamed about never happened. Even if your marriage is not legally valid, you and your so-called spouse still have children together and still own property together. Even th ..read more
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