Orlando Family Law Attorney

Experienced Family-Oriented Representation Throughout Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties

When you have a legal matter impacting your family, whether it is a divorce, a paternity matter, an adoption, or some other issue, you need a lawyer who values family as much as you do. At The Marin Law Firm, we believe that family comes first. This simple statement guides every part of our legal practice.

Growing up with a Spanish father and El Salvadorian mother, Attorney Carmelina Marin was taught from an early age to value family, a core belief she holds and practices to this day. Our firm upholds and reflects these values as well. Our overriding goal in every matter is to effectively and affordably help you through your specific challenges. At the same time, we believe that our clients should understand what they can expect in their case. We will be practical and realistic about your options and help you make informed decisions.

Our law firm represents clients in many areas, including:

  • Prenup/postnup agreements – A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can preserve your property rights in the event you and your spouse later divorce. We can create an agreement that reflects your wishes and protects your interests.
  • Paternity – Establishing paternity is extremely important to mothers and fathers. It is important to confirm the paternity of your child as quickly as possible. Our law firm represents men and women in paternity matters, providing strong guidance and support.
  • International family law – International divorce or marriage can be extremely complex. We understand the international laws that apply to families and will develop an effective strategy on your behalf.
  • Support or custody modification – Your and your ex-spouse’s lives will change after divorce. It is important for your divorce decree to reflect these changes. If you need to modify child custody, child support, or spousal support, we can help.
  • Stepparent or relative adoption – Our attorney can help you overcome the potential obstacles involved in a stepparent or relative adoption.

Filing for Divorce in Florida

To file for divorce in Florida, you merely need to show that the marriage is “irretrievably broken” and that one spouse has been a resident of the state for 6 months prior to filing. You will have to settle several marital disputes in your divorce, including property division, alimony, and child support and custody if you have minor children. Note that for matters related to minor children, the court will make decisions based on the child’s best interests, which include:

  • each parent's willingness to foster a relationship between the child and the other parent;
  • each parent's ability to meet the child's needs;
  • each parent's physical and mental health;
  • each parent's moral fitness;
  • each parent's ability to provide the child with a consistent routine;
  • the geographic viability of the parenting plan;
  • the child's adjustment to home and community;
  • the reasonable preference of the child if of a sufficient age and understanding;
  • evidence of domestic violence, if any;
  • each parent's ability to provide a safe and stable environment for the child;
  • the child's developmental age, needs, and abilities; and
  • any other factor the court deems relevant.

The Marin Law Firm can better help you navigate the divorce process and associated disputes.


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