1. How is a divorce case started? One party must file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage to start the divorce proceedings. Once the Petition is filed, the other spouse is served with a copy of the divorce petition by a process server. The spouse that was served then has 20 days to file an […]
At the DeWitt Law Firm, we understand that starting over is expensive. Not many life events impact your finances and family like a divorce. However, having an experienced divorce attorney can help to protect your interests and your assets. When representing doctors, physicians, and medical professionals, there are certain considerations to evaluate. Below is a […]
Typically, a court may look at all sources of income when determining whether a party has the ability to pay alimony or the need for alimony. This includes wages and income from investments.
Divorce is a difficult and emotional decision. If you’re contemplating a divorce, there are a few things that you should consider doing prior to filing for divorce to make sure that you are protected while going through the process. Below are five steps that you should consider before filing for a divorce. While these steps […]
When looking to hire an Orlando family law attorney to draft your prenuptial agreement, it is important that your lawyer is familiar with legal arguments often used to challenge the validity of a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements are often challenged as part of a subsequent divorce. However, by including specific provisions in the agreement, you […]
When it comes to selecting an Orlando Alimony Attorney, it is important that you discuss with your attorney the potential tax consequences that occur in a divorce. When dealing with alimony there are specific IRS codes that make alimony taxable or tax deductible, depending on whether you are paying or receiving alimony. Additionally, it is […]
When going through a family law matter involving minor children, you will undoubtedly be faced with calculating child support. While child support in Florida is based upon a statutory formula, there are still some common mistakes made. If you have questions or concerns regarding a child support matter, it is important to contact a competent […]
In Orlando, we have seen several law firms and lawyers that represent Men or Women exclusively in divorce and family law cases. These lawyers typically portray that one gender is underrepresented in the legal system and that the law firm fights on behalf of that underrepresented class. But are these firms any different from other divorce or family law attorneys?
Finding an attorney, especially for a divorce, can be a daunting task. People usually want to find the best divorce attorney, but the term best divorce attorney is subjective. There a few things you should keep in mind, however, when looking for a divorce attorney. Perhaps, the most important factor is whether you feel comfortable […]
This week’s topic: Sherri DeWitt speaks about various Dyck O’Neal cases and provides an overview of the deficiency judgement defense.