Divorce / Dissolution

Florida Divorce — Litigation or Collaboration

Divorce can be messy and stressful, with children sometimes caught in the crossfire. A courtroom shootout with spouses at war can destroy the wealth the couples were trying to divide. It does not have to be that way.

Schwam-Wilcox & Associates is a small law firm located near Winter Park that strongly believes you can be in charge of your outcome when you have a skilled family law attorney by your side. Camy B. Schwam-Wilcox is an Orlando divorce lawyer who has experience with all aspects of divorce, and also has experience with the two extremes of divorce approach:

  • If you have the ability to make agreements and compromises with your spouse and want to save time and money, we can work towards a collaborative divorce.

  • If your spouse is unreasonable, dangerous or incapable of cooperating, attorney Camy B. Schwam-Wilcox can be a fierce courtroom litigator.

Your approach to divorce is your choice.

Wise Legal Advice for Divorce Decisions

  • Equitable division of assets and liabilities — Equitable is not the same as equal, equitable means fair. Everyone’s case is different and fair for one family may not be the same as for another family. Each case must be looked at on an individual basis to determine an “equitable” outcome.

  • Spousal support — We help you determine if one spouse should support the other, in what manner, for how long, and what amount. We make certain that the payee does not pay more than is due, and that the payor receives all that is appropriate. A Florida alimony attorney is a valuable asset in this determination because there is not a state formula to use as a guideline.

  • Child support — Florida has the formula to follow for child support responsibilities. We make certain that the formula is applied accurately, giving the payor all of the deductions deserved, also ensuring that the payee is receiving what is appropriate.

  • Child custody — Florida no longer uses the term “child custody” and now calls it “time-sharing.” Time-sharing is a phrase used to express how much time the children spend with each parent. There are two types of Parental Responsibility, joint or sole. The courts typically grant joint responsibility which means parents must agree on the major decisions in the children’s lives; however, each parent will make the day-to-day decisions for the children when they are in that parent’s care.

If you are in need of a divorce attorney (lawyer) in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake or other counties throughout Florida call Schwam-Wilcox & Associates​ at 407-245-7700, or Contact Us by completing the form below to schedule a consultation. Schwam-Wilcox & Associates is a firm you can trust, and our attorneys are ready to help you with your legal needs. The main office is conveniently located near Winter Park in Orlando, with appointments also available in The Villages.