Alafaya, Florida Divorce Lawyers

Richard M. Adams, Esq.
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Experienced and professional divorce lawyer. Free consultation. Call today!

I’m an experienced Florida divorce lawyer and dedicated to helping my clients at every stage of the divorce process. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Roy J. Smith IV
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Florida Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience

"An attorney must wear two hats: one of the champion and one of the counselor. If an attorney fails to wear both hats he, or she, is only providing half of the representation deserved.” Roy Smith practices in the... Read More »
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Alejandro Rivera
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Earning Your Trust

I am an experienced attorney located in Kissimmee Florida. I started my law firm, ALEJANDRO RIVERA P.A., to bring value to all that need the legal services of our firm. ALEJANDRO RIVERA P.A. consists of 2 dedicated... Read More »
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Jennifer Benton
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Free Consultation! Florida Divorce Law Attorney! Fighting for Your Rights!

I am committed to providing skilled representation for those going through a divorce. I work hard to obtain quality results for my clients! Visit my website for client testimonials or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Warren Timothy Channell
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Winter Garden, FL Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(407) 656-3855 160 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
Florida A&M University College of Law
Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(323) 333-8599 1319 Ballyshannon Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32828
Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School
Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(407) 384-8945 13743 Dornoch Dr
Orlando, FL 32828
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(410) 767-8683 14521 Michener Trail
Orlando, FL 32828
Divorce and Family
Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(407) 843-8408 1802 N Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32826
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Thomas R. Peppler
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Oviedo, FL Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(407) 792-2773 3208 WSR 426
Suite 1040
Oviedo, FL 32765
Divorce and Family
Florida State University College of Law
Thomas R. Peppler is a trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience. He has an AV Rating from Martindale Hubble, a national lawyer reference service. It is the highest peer rating available. Mr. Peppler has a special interest and extensive experience in family law and, as part of their continuing legal education, has been invited to lecture other lawyers on family law topics. He routinely appears in all Florida courts. Mr. Peppler and his family came to Central Florida in 1986 and he moved his law practice to Oviedo in 1999. Since then he has been active...
Joseph Torres
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Oviedo, FL Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(407) 359-3477 2270 Alafaya Trail
Oviedo, FL 32765
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Victoria Lyn Anderson
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(407) 412-7041 1115 E. Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationOrlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Victoria Lyn Anderson primarily practices in the areas of domestic and family law and bankruptcy. Ms. Anderson's experience in these areas of law has given her a unique ability to not only achieve results but to assist clients though difficult, complicated and sometimes incredibly emotional events. Ms. Anderson has been a resident of central Florida for over 25 years. She received her Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Central Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Barry University School of Law. At Barry University Ms. Anderson received a certificate for completing a concentration in the areas of Children...
Natalie Hall
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(407) 412-7035 4767 New Broad St
Orlando, FL 32814
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Immigration
Drake University Law School
Attorney Natalie D. Hall is experienced in handling a wide range of Family Law and Immigration cases. Her Family Law practice covers Divorces ( including High Asset Divorces), Complex Property Distribution, Paternity, Relocation, Modification, to name a few. Her Immigration practice covers Permanent Residency (Green Cards), Naturalization, Non Immigrant Visas and Waivers, to name a few. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Hall is quite experienced with trial and court room practice and is known as an avid litigator who goes above and beyond for her clients. For those seeking assistance with Family Law matters and...
Michael Ferrin
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(407) 412-7041 1115 E Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Michael Ferrin practices in the areas of domestic and family law, criminal law, and bankruptcy. Mr. Ferrin's experience has given him a unique ability to understand the difficulties one can face when confronted with the issues involved in these areas. Mr. Ferrin prides himself on treating each client as if they were family and making sure that as a client you are well informed and receive the highest level of representation. Mr. Ferrin has been a resident of Florida for over 25 years. He was born in New Orleans and raised in Key West Florida. He received his bachelors...
Lisa A.G. Smith
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Florida Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience

Lisa Smith practices exclusively in the realm of Family Law. Lisa has been given the distinction of being AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell through its peer review program. The AV rating is the highest rating awarded by... Read More »
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Natalie Hall
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Florida Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

Attorney Natalie D. Hall is experienced in handling a wide range of Family Law and Immigration cases. Her Family Law practice covers Divorces ( including High Asset Divorces), Complex Property Distribution, Paternity,... Read More »
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Michael Phillip DeVoe
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(407) 284-1620 1060 Woodcock Road
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Florida State University College of Law
Divorce, child custody, timesharing, visitation, paternity, child support, father's rights, and injunction attorney in Orlando. 20 years’ experience. Free consultation.
Andrew Thomas Windle
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(407) 514-2780 4767 New Broad Street
Orlando, FL 32814
Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Baltimore
Andrew T. Windle has committed his legal career exclusively to the practice of family law and appellate law. Having personally experienced the difficulties of his parents' divorce, Andrew set out to devote his life's work to helping families through this difficult time. Due to his firsthand experience with divorce, modification, remarriage, and relocation issues, he understands the emotional aspects of the process. He draws from his personal and professional experience to cultivate strategies and solutions that are suited to each individual client's needs and situation. Andrew has created Windle Family Law with the goal of ...
Lusan Llabona
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(407) 894-6003 1309 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Notre Dame
I received my undergraduate degree in English from Florida International University in 1991, and received my Juris Doctorate degree from Notre Dame Law School in 1995. Immediately thereafter I started practicing law in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I later opened an office in Melbourne, and then moved my office to Orlando in 2001.

I am a member of the following professional organizations:

The Florida Bar
The Orange County Bar Association
Lauren Roderick Brusca
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(407) 501-6564 221 NE Ivanhoe Blvd., Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer and Family
Florida A&M University College of Law
Attorney Lauren Roderick Brusca is the founder of Brusca Law, a firm located in Orlando, and handles a variety of Family Law and Consumer Law cases with an emphasis on creative problem solving and preventative legal strategies. In pursuing her passion to help others, Ms. Brusca understands the struggles of families and consumers and takes pride in working diligently to obtain the best results.

Ms. Brusca is a native Floridian and is a long standing resident of Orlando. After attending the University of Central Florida and earning her bachelor’s degree, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution and...
Christopher Hancock
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(407) 894-0853 2014 E. Robinson St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Florida A&M University College of Law
Mr. Hancock is the Managing Partner at Hancock & Associates, P.A. He graduated from undergraduate school at the University of Central Florida in 2003, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology. He attended and graduated from Florida A&M College of Law, in Orlando, FL, and received his Juris Doctor in 2010. He has been a member of the Florida Bar and a practicing attorney since September, 2010. During law school, he was a summer associate at McCreary & Hancock, P.A., in Orlando, Florida, and later was a clerk for the Judge of Compensation Claims in Orlando, FL....
Scott Schlegel
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(407) 953-9726 424 E. Central Blvd.
Box 310
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Stetson University College of Law
David Thurman Roberts
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(407) 426-6999 823 Irma Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
Divorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Florida
Orlando Family Law Attorney David Roberts handles a variety of Family Law cases. By restricting his practice solely to this dynamic area of law, he has developed a level of expertise that is conducive to achieving results. After graduating with honors from the University of Florida in May of 1992 with a degree in Finance (4.0 GPA), Mr. Roberts attended law school at the University of Florida’s College of Law. An avid student of business even before starting his own firm, Mr. Roberts utilizes his understanding of this area in complex divorce litigation. A long time resident of Florida...
Cheri Hobbs
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(407) 896-1166 1214 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law and University of Central Florida
Cheri Hobbs is a co-owner and managing partner of Compass Law. Cheri grew up in a family where service was not just something that was talked about, but something that was practiced daily in their lives. As a daughter of missionaries, she grew up helping people from all walks of life. From living with Indian tribes in the Amazon forest, to serving the needy in orphanages, to taking in domestic violence victims into their home, Cheri has always seen first-hand the real need that exists in all of humanity. It is this perspective and sincere compassion that propelled her into...
Thomas B. Luka, Esq.
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(407) 872-0307 250 E Colonial Dr
#303
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Thomas B. Luka, Esq. is a native Central Floridian who has provided clients with exceptional courtroom representation and guidance for over 16 years. As a partner at the law firm of Adams & Luka, P.A., Mr. Luka has an extensive background in litigation, and has been lead counsel on more than 150 criminal and civil trials. Mr. Luka has appeared as a legal analyst on local and national talk shows such as CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Nancy Grace, Geraldo Rivera, Jane Velez Mitchell and Court TV. Thomas Luka began his law career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade,...
AnnMarie Jenkinson
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Winter Park, FL Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(321) 837-9547 222 W. Comstock Ave
Suite 112
Winter Park, FL 32789
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
AnnMarie Jenkinson is an attorney and sole owner of Jenkinson Legal PLLC. She graduated from Rollins College Cum Laude in 2005. AnnMarie began the journey to her legal career in 2006 when she commenced her legal education at Barry University – Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. During her education at Barry University, AnnMarie was President of the St. Thomas More Society. An organization whose purpose is to promote high ethical and moral standards in the legal profession. She also earned high honors in Healthcare Law and Trial Advocacy. In addition, AnnMarie also participated in a clinical internship at Barry...
Howard Iken
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Florida Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

Attorney Howard Iken is the founder and managing partner of Ayo and Iken PLC, a law firm helping clients with divorce, custody, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and debtor defense. We have offices throughout Tampa Bay and... Read More »
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Thomas B. Luka, Esq.
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Florida Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience

Thomas B. Luka, Esq. is a native Central Floridian who has provided clients with exceptional courtroom representation and guidance for over 16 years. As a partner at the law firm of Adams & Luka, P.A., Mr. Luka has... Read More »
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Nelson Llabona
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(407) 894-6003 1309 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida A&M University College of Law
I received my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University in 1995. I then received my Masters in Business Administration degree from Florida Institute of Technology. I later received my Juris Doctorate degree from Florida A&M University. This educational background helps me understand many of the concerns that my clients share with me regarding their interest in small and/or family owned businesses.

I am a member of the following professional organizations:

The Florida Bar
The Orange County Bar Association
The Osceola County Bar Association
Robert Gregory Colvin
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(407) 426-7808 1000 E. Robinson Street
Suite B
Orlando, FL 32801
Divorce and Family
University of Florida and University of Florida
R. Gregory Colvin knows what it’s like to be facing difficult family law disputes. He grew up in a single-parent household without his father’s involvement. His mother supported the family on a teacher’s salary. Mr. Colvin is also a single father with sole custody of his child. He truly understands what families are facing when they go through family issues such as divorce and custody because he has gone through it himself. His approach when it comes to practicing law is to provide client-focused and personalized solutions that are tailored to their specific needs.
Jennifer Benton
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(407) 872-0307 250 E Colonial Dr
#303
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Florida A&M University College of Law
Jennifer Benton joined Adams & Luka, P.A. as an associate attorney in 2014. She has developed a reputation as someone who is willing to work hard to obtain quality results for her clients. She is handling numerous family law cases including divorce, spousal support, child custody, child support, adoption, pre-nuptial agreements and child relocation and work on each case with a senior attorney. She was a Guardian Ad Litem in Orange County, Florida and involved in several organizations which included membership in the Toastmaster's Club and Treasurer of the American Association for Justice.
Erin Duncan
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(407) 841-8294 4820 New Broad Street
Orlando, FL 32814
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law
Erin F. Duncan joined the law practice of C. Todd Smith to add family legal services to Todd's existing personal injury practice. Clients can expect Erin to work with them through legal and personal challenges as well as provide support and advice throughout the process. Erin has an outstanding reputation with past and present clients, her colleagues and peers. She stands by the premise that there are no winners in family law cases – families either grow through the inevitable change that litigation brings or are devastated by it. Erin’s insight, direction and no-nonsense approach have helped her clients find...
David Howard Abrams
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(407) 385-0529 200 N. Thornton Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Divorce, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Family
Concord Law School, The George Washington University Law School and Florida A&M University College of Law
The Law Office of David H. Abrams in Orlando, Florida provides legal services in: Aviation Law Bankruptcy Commercial & Civil Litigation Corporate Law Computer & Internet Law Copyright & Trademark Estate, Elder Law, & Probate Family Law Real Estate
Elizabeth Rice
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(407) 956-2172 2202 Curry Ford Rd
Orlando, FL 32806
Free ConsultationDivorce, Animal, Business and Domestic Violence
Barry University
Elizabeth Rice knows that obtaining justice demands sound case preparation, skill, knowledge, experience and the determination to obtain a fair result. Elizabeth will challenge anyone who has wrongfully victimized our client’s health, safety, liberty, or well-being. It is her mission is to provide tireless, dedicated representation to her clients. She has always maintained the highest standard in managing her cases. She works tirelessly. While she was a prosecutor there was a rumor that she never went home. The joke was that she slept there. This is because when she got her teeth into a case she would...
Joel C. Wilson
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(407) 648-5255 1415 E. Robinson St.
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Joel is an experienced Orlando attorney who has assisted thousands of clients with their legal issues in the Orlando and Central Florida area. The firm’s goal is to protect our client’s legal rights and assist them in resolving their situation in an effective manner. Originally from Wisconsin, Joel completed his Bachelor of Science in Business and graduated with honors before moving to Florida to attend law school at Florida State University. He graduated from Florida State University with his Juris Doctorate in December 2001 and passed the Florida Bar in April 2002 on his first attempt. In addition to his...
Amanda Sampaio Bova
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(321) 800-3400 1314 E Robinson St.
Orlando, FL 32801
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law
Donna Hung
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(407) 999-0099 605 East Robinson Street, Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
The Donna Hung Law Group practices family law and criminal defense in Orlando to guide people through some of the most difficult times they will face in their lives. If you are going through a divorce or custody dispute, if you have been accused of domestic violence or have yourself been a victim of domestic violence, or if you have been arrested and charged with a crime, our attorneys are here to protect your rights and be a strong voice on your behalf. We truly have your best interests at heart and work hard to achieve a favorable outcome for...
Michael Eugene Morris
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(407) 316-7076 1060 Woodcock Road
Orlando, FL 32803
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University

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Thank you for inquiring about the Law Office of Michael E. Morris. I have been an attorney since 1994. I have been licensed in Florida since 1996 and New York since 1995. I like helping my clients to solve their legal matters, and I’m not afraid of the complex cases with multiple parties. I do like going to court, and I do like winning at court. However, I do realize that most cases, especially family cases, really have no clear winners or losers in the end. It is almost always in your best...
Deborah Poindexter
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Florida Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience

I am a Florida attorney, AV® rated, by Martindale-Hubbell and licensed in both State and Federal courts. For 15 years, I have provided excellent legal representation to individuals in Central Florida. I was born in... Read More »
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Jaiseery Arjoonsingh
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Winter Park, FL Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(407) 247-8889 2431 Aloma Ave. Suite 124
Winter Park, FL 32792
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Deborah A. Cook
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(407) 255-2151 1314 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Florida A&M University College of Law
Deborah Cook’s life-long passion is families. Licensed as a Marriage and Family counselor, she provided help to families in conflict for over thirty years. Deborah Cook transferred her talent to the exclusive practice of Family Law. She cares deeply, and loves the opportunity to help others. Deborah is an excellent listener and straight forward communicator. She zealously works hard for her clients in an effort to restore balance and happiness in their lives. She is generous with her time and energy. It is her practice to help disputing parties resolve their issues before relying on the...
J. Craig Bourne
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(407) 894-6750 1415 East Robinson St., Suite A
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy and Family
University of Florida
I offer straightforward advice and solutions to clients who are unhappy with their present circumstances and who are seeking positive change. I don't just tell my clients what they want to hear, take their money, and then withdraw when they run out of money.

I offer a free consultation, where you speak directly with me.

I have more than twenty years of experience representing clients in the following types of cases:

Divorce - contested and uncontested
Paternity
Custody and time-sharing
Child support
Modifications
Enforcement
Domestic/repeat violence injunctions.

Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy
Chapter 13 readjustment bankruptcy
Mortgage modification
Mortgage foreclosure defense
Credit card...
Abigail Marie Johnston Esq
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(407) 447-4471 4798 New Broad St.
Orlando, FL 32814
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Lisa M Figueroa
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
5626 Curry Ford Rd. Ste. 140
Orlando, FL 32822
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law and University of Central Florida
Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr.
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Winter Park, FL Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(407) 645-3297 2020 Mizell Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32792
Divorce, Education, Family and Juvenile
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Diane Holmes
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Orlando, FL Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(407) 843-1744 3301 Maguire Boulevard,
Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32803
Divorce and Family
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Lacy Nava
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Winter Park, FL Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(407) 706-7447 941 W Morse Blvd Ste
Ste 100
Winter Park, FL 32789-3781
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Trusting your lawyer is so important and you must trust him/her in order to get the best results. Gaining my client’s trust from the first meeting and maintaining and improving that trust is my number one priority. I ask for trust through my actions. I clearly communicate with my clients, quickly respond to his/her questions, have up-front outlines to follow throughout the case, maintain transparency in billing matters and maintain the highest level of preparation and honesty in the courtroom. Every Florida lawyer knows the law, but a lawyer that is trustworthy, always prepared, commits to memory the specific...
Emily Konicek
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Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(407) 894-1122 1309 E Robinson St.
Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32801
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.