Orange County Florida Family Law & Divorce Attorney

Man and wife with family law attorney

Although Orange County, Florida is no longer full of orange groves, it continues to house several vibrant residential and business communities, many of them with Disneyworld as their hub. As you might expect, the residents of Orange County, like people everywhere, sometimes need family law attorneys. Fortunately, they have access to the Orlando Family Team.

At Orlando Family Team, we understand that no family is free of conflicts and that some family disputes require legal action. Our family law practice is committed to providing protection to our clients and their children. If you have a family law dispute that needs a resolution, reach out to our experienced Orange County family law attorneys today.

What Sets Orlando Family Team Apart 

For one thing, we are dedicated to being an inclusive family law practice. This means that we are eager to help you navigate the judicial system whether your family is: traditional, blended, same-sex, moderate-income or high-net-worth, or some combination of these. 

For another, our lead attorneys, Ophelia Bernal-Mora and Andrew Nickolaou are husband and wife with an in-depth understanding of family dynamics. They also have a compassionate, as well as highly effective, approach to family law as does everyone in our office. 

Orlando Family Team is also well-prepared to handle divorces and other family law matters that arise in military families. In view of the numerous military installations in Central Florida, this is an important advantage. Because military divorces are far more complex than civilian divorces, it is critical to have a family attorney who is familiar with military, federal, and administrative law as well as Florida divorce law if you are considering a military divorce.

How Our Orange County Family Law Attorneys Can Help You

Our law team is extremely well-credentialed, knowledgeable, and legally astute. We have assisted a large number of families concerning a broad range of issues, and have an impressive record of positive outcomes. Our goal is to look out for your best interests while keeping you and your children safe and as comfortable as possible as your family regroups.

We have extensive experience dealing efficiently and empathically with cases involving:

  • Divorce
  • Separation agreements
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Parental responsibility, timesharing
  • Child support
  • Father’s rights
  • Division of property
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Paternity disputes
  • Domestic violence

Well aware that each family is unique, we customize our aims and our tactics to deal with your specific case. While our preference is to negotiate a solution to save time, money, and stress, when a negotiated settlement is impossible we are well-equipped to take your case to court.

Division of Marital Assets

Dividing marital assets fairly is a major issue in most divorces. Marital assets include property that the couple has accumulated during their marriage, such as real estate, savings, 

investments, business interests, and pension and retirement accounts. Marital debts are also included and must be divided. 

Personal property owned before the marriage is typically excluded from the category of marital assets, as are inheritances, gifts, or lawsuit settlements designated for one spouse alone.

In Florida, marital property is not divided 50-50, but rather according to the state’s equitable distribution rules. Although this may sound simple, the division of marital assets can be a highly contentious issue in an Orange County divorce, especially in high-net-worth divorces. Fortunately, our family law attorneys are agile negotiators and aggressive litigators so if the going gets tough, you have a powerful legal team to provide you with support.

Domestic Violence

No aspect of family law is more disturbing than domestic violence. The important thing to remember is that we are always on your side. 

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, involving harassment, neglect, stalking, verbal abuse, or physical or sexual assault, Orlando Family Team is here for you. We will help you take whatever action is necessary to keep you and your children safe, whether you need a restraining order, resources to find a safe haven for you and your child or modification of a child custody order.

On the other hand, if you have been falsely accused of domestic violence (false charges of domestic violence are not uncommon), will we stand by you to protect your freedom, your parental rights, and your reputation. 

Same-Sex Family Law

In spite of the fact that marriage equality has been the law of the land since 2015, Orlando Family Team knows that same-sex marriages may present complications in various aspects of family law issues, including divorce, custody, stepparent adoptions, and domestic violence. We have the tools and experience to help our same-sex clients in Orange County with their family law needs.

Divorce Mediation as an Alternative Form of Dispute Resolution in Orange County

If you and your spouse agree on many issues of your divorce and are looking for a way to end your marriage in a less confrontational and less expensive way, we can help. During the divorce mediation process, the divorcing couple works with a mediator, a neutral third party, who is trained to bring both spouses to terms on which they can both agree. However, the mediator cannot provide either party with legal advice. If you choose to go this route, you should consult with a family lawyer to ensure that your personal interests are fully protected by the mediated agreement.

Contact Our Experienced Orange County Family Law Attorneys Today

We know that family disputes present challenges that can seem overwhelming. We also know that you are coming to us for help at a crucial point in your life. You can trust us to take our role extremely seriously and to provide you with understanding and empathy as well as excellent legal counsel and representation. Contact us for a consultation.

Orlando Family Team helps clients in Orange County with their Family Law needs.