FAMILY LAW



Whether you need help filing for a simple divorce or you’re struggling through the complexities of child custody, child support, or division of property and debt issues, we can help.

The Morey Law Firm, P.A. has helped countless central Florida citizens. We understand how emotionally draining family issues can be. Ideally, the parties involved can amicably resolve their disputed issues or even reach a settlement agreement requiring little more than a judge’s signature. However, regardless of whether you are among those fortunate few, an attorney who is well versed in Florida family law can review your agreement and ensure that your interests are protected.

Our professional Orlando attorneys have represented mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, and other loved ones throughout central Florida. The Morey Law Firm can provide you with the experienced and competent legal representation you need during these emotionally challenging times. Our family law practice deals with issues including:

  • Divorce / Marital Dissolution
  • Child Custody & Visitation Rights
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Court Order Modification
  • Paternity & Paternity Testing
  • Domestic Violence

Marital Dissolutions

A marital dissolution, commonly referred to as a divorce, is the means by which a marriage is legally terminated by issuance of a court order. The Marriage Dissolution Act permits a divorce when the marriage is either “irretrievably broken” or when one of the spouses has been deemed mentally incapacitated. An “irretrievably broken” marriage arises when the marital relationship has already virtually ended, when there is no hope for reconciliation, or it is in the parties’ best interests that their marriage be legally dissolved. In Florida, the divorcing parties are not required to live apart before seeking a marital dissolution. However, Florida law does require that one of the spouses be a resident of the state for at least six months prior to filing a petition for dissolution of marriage.

Although certain couples may qualify for simplified process whereby they dissolve their marriage themselves. Most divorces require the counsel of an experienced Orlando divorce attorney. The dissolution process can present a maze of legal issues such as: child custody, child support, time-sharing (visitation); division of real property, business property, or other assets; the distribution of debts and other liabilities; and spousal support (alimony). The knowledgeable attorneys at the Morey Law Firm aim to minimize the financial and emotional strain a divorce can have on the parties involved. Our attorneys can help you constructively reach property settlements, make child custody arrangements, and resolve other divorce issues through negotiation and mediation. When the parties involved are unable to settle their differences outside the courtroom, this is often referred to as a “contested divorce.” Should this situation present itself, rest assured that our attorneys are prepared to vigorously represent your interests in court and protect your future welfare.

Uncontested Dissolutions

An "uncontested dissolution" refers to a situation where the divorcing parties are on amicable terms and are able to work out the terms of their divorce on their own. This means that both parties are in agreement as to child custody, time-sharing, and the distribution of their assets and debts. An uncontested dissolution is quite similar to a collaborative divorce in that it involves two parties who wish to work together to create an agreement that is mutually beneficial.

Some of the benefits of an uncontested divorce

An uncontested dissolution benefits all parties involved, including children and family members. The process is intended to reduce much of the emotional turmoil and hostility that is often associated with a typical divorce. This is a voluntary process that works best when both parties are on amicable terms. In addition to the benefits already mentioned, an uncontested divorce also provides the following advantages:

  • An uncontested divorce is less expensive than a contested divorce
  • The process is typically easier and less stressful
  • An uncontested dissolution is often completed in only 2-4 months
  • There are fewer legal processes and/or court appearances involved

If you believe you that you qualify for an uncontested dissolution the Morey Law Firm offers two convenient options to simplifying the process and finalizing your divorce.

First Option:

Our first option for an uncontested dissolution begins with a free confidential consultation with one of our Orlando attorneys. Once you provide us with all the necessary information our staff of legal professionals will draft your divorce documents, file them with the court, and have your spouse served with the paperwork. This approach allows your spouse to answer the initial petition for dissolution before finalizing the agreement in court. Your attorney will be with you throughout the process and will attend all necessary court appearances on your behalf. This option provides our clients with peace of mind by knowing that an experienced Florida divorce attorney is overseeing their dissolution.

Second Option:

Our second option for an uncontested dissolution helps to save you much of the money and time associated with a divorce. The process begins by meeting with one of our professional Orlando attorneys for a free confidential consultation. After you provide us with all the necessary information our staff of legal professions will draft your divorce documents and provide you with detailed instructions on how to file the same with the court. This process eliminates much of the waiting time associated with a divorce by having your spouse waive service and their answer. Once your spouse has signed the waiver all you need to do is simply file the paperwork with the court and attend your final hearing. This option provides you with a less expensive and timesaving way of completing the dissolution process, while still ensuring that all the requisite paperwork is completed properly.

Regardless of the option you choose, we are always available to answer any questions or concerns that may arise throughout the process.

Unfortunately, in some situations an uncontested dissolution is not possible. If you and your spouse are unable to agree on the terms of your divorce you may benefit from the counsel of our experienced divorce attorneys. The skilled Orlando attorneys at the Morey Law Firm are the type of skilled litigators you need when you have to take your divorce to court. Make your appointment today to meet with one of our attorneys for a free confidential consultation.

Our law offices are centrally located in Orlando, FL, allowing us to provide representation throughout Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Lake, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, and Alachua. We are conveniently located just blocks from the Orange County Courthouse at 250 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1220, Orlando, FL 32801

Please call our office today at (407) 426-7222 to make an appointment with one of our Orlando attorneys for a free confidential consultation.