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Divorce

Family Law
The experienced divorce attorneys at our Orlando law firm realize that going through a divorce is an extremely stressful and difficult time in an individual’s life. We strive to help our clients deal with this stressful and difficult time by providing prompt and personalized legal representation uniquely tailored to help achieve our clients’ goals throughout the divorce process.

Each Orlando divorce lawyer at the Dewitt Law Firm pays particular attention to our clients’ needs and desires. We hear what our clients want and we are committed to helping them reach their goals. With over 25 years of experience, Sherri DeWitt has acquired the knowledge and the skills needed to provide effective and aggressive representation. Sherri and all the attorneys at the DeWitt Law firm use a variety of approaches in divorce cases, ranging from collaborative law, to mediation, and litigation when necessary.

Divorce can often be intricate and have many complex elements such as alimony, child support, custody or time-sharing, relocation, equitable distribution, injunctions, and even domestic violence issues. The DeWitt Law Firm has the ability to fully handle all facets of these complex and intricate matters. Our experience handling complex estates, real estate matters, and business issues allows us to evaluate all elements of your case and to properly and adequately represent you through all aspects of your divorce.

The Divorce Process in Florida

A divorce is a stressful process for any family. One home splitting into two can affect your life, your children, your home, and your assets. As you move through the divorce process, it is important to understand each stage of the divorce and how to protect yourself, your children, and your assets. It is also imperative to have an advocate by your side who can properly guide you through the divorce process. Failing to do so may lead to irreversible consequences.

A divorce is unlike any other type of lawsuit. Although a divorce is legally considered a lawsuit, it is not designed to designate winners or losers. Rather, the court is dividing assets, dictating how a parent will spend time with a child, determining if alimony is appropriate, and making other decisions that are usually private personal decisions.

Most people do not want to get divorced, but at some point in time they realize that divorce is their only option. We often ask our clients, is your marriage in the emergency room or the morgue? If the answer is the morgue, then it is time to consider moving forward with a divorce. If not, reevaluate all options before moving forward with a divorce to determine whether your marriage is salvageable.


1. The Divorce Petition


2. Parenting Class


3. Temporary Matters


4. Discovery


5. Mediation & Settlement


6. Pre-Trial Conferences


7. Trial


8. Final Judgment




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The experienced divorce attorneys at our Orlando law firm realize that going through a divorce is an extremely stressful and difficult time in an individual’s life. We strive to help our clients deal with this stressful and difficult time by providing prompt and personalized legal representation uniquely tailored to help achieve our clients’ goals throughout the divorce process.

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DeWitt Law Legal Resources

Family at Sunset vector illustration Am I Legally Married, What Are The Consequences If I Am Not?

There are many factors that determine whether a couple is legally married. To protect the privacy of the client, some of the facts in the account below may not coincide with the facts of the actual case, but they serve to illustrate the legal principles and arguments involved.

bigstock-Gavel-With-Book-84805454 Harmless Errors on Appeal: No Reasonable Possibility Test

In November 2014, the Florida Supreme Court clarified the standard for determining whether an error committed at the trial court level in a civil case constitutes a harmless error. This is important because harmless errors do not result in a reversal of a trial court or jury decision. Only harmful errors can result in a reversal.

divorce1-150x150 The Divorce Process: Important Steps to Know when Filing

Once the divorce petition is filed with the court, it must be served on opposing counsel. The party filing for divorce should be aware that many attorneys now monitor the new filings with the court and may send your spouse a solicitation letter prior to him or her being served.

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