Are you facing a family-related legal issue in Central Florida? At HAWM Law, we understand the complexities and emotional challenges that come with family law matters. Our dedicated team of experienced Orlando based attorneys is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need during these difficult times. We have been serving Central Florida families for almost two decades.

HAWM Law is a trusted legal resource for individuals and families navigating various family law issues. With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, our attorneys have helped numerous clients achieve favorable outcomes in cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and more.

Our Approach – Practical Solutions to Your Family Law Matter:

We are Orlando’s Family Law Firm, we believe in a client-centered approach to legal representation. We take the time to listen to your concerns, understand your unique situation, and develop customized strategies tailored to your needs and goals. Our compassionate attorneys are dedicated to providing personalized attention and support at every step of the legal process.

HAWM Law - Having An Attorney When It MattersWhy Choose HAWM Law?

  • Over 30 years combined legal experience
  • Orlando Family Magazine – Awesome Attorneys 2020-2024
  • Team Approach that gets Results
  • Personalized strategy for each client
  • Dedicated to Client Satisfaction
  • We handle complex family law issues including same-sex couples, high net worth divorces, and international child abduction

Service Areas (Counties)

Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia, Sumter


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6 – 12 Months

Mediation / Settlement

12+ Months


In Florida, the typical timeframe for an uncontested family law matter is around three months, while a mediated family law case usually concludes within six months. However, cases that go to trial often extend beyond a year.

Family law matters are deeply personal legal matters, involving intimate decisions that profoundly affect the lives of those involved, including any children.

It’s crucial to retain an attorney who possesses the necessary skills, experience, and a solid reputation as a negotiator and trial attorney. You need someone who won’t merely settle your case without advocating fiercely on your behalf. Our Central Florida attorneys can represent you effectively in mediation and in court. We will always steer your case toward a resolution that aligns with your best interests.

Payment Options for Legal Fees & Costs

To ensure our clients have convenient options to pay for legal fees and costs associated with their family law matters, we offer various payment methods tailored to suit your needs and financial situation. We offer flexible Payment Plans to help manage legal expenses. Get approved for a payment plan today:

  • Pay Later with Affirm – Pay Later allows clients to pay legal fees in manageable, scheduled installments online. The term options are three, six, 12, 18 or 24 months. There are no late payment fees.
  • FortifyiQualify Retainer Financing – Clients can apply for financing up to $100,000. Soft credit pulls – no hard inquiry. Lowest Monthly Payments. Fixed Rate and Term. Credit down to 550.
  • FortifyiQualify Income-Based Payment Plans – Clients can qualify a client for up to $7,500 using single bank statement or paystub.
  • Flexxbuy – clients can finance legal fees of up to $50,000.

For inquiries regarding payment options, billing, or any other financial matters, please contact our billing department at 407.802.3223 or officemanager@hawmlaw.com. Our dedicated team is here to assist you and ensure a smooth payment process throughout your legal journey.



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At HAWM Law, transparency is at the core of our practice. We understand that navigating legal matters can be daunting, especially when it comes to understanding the associated costs. That’s why we believe in providing clear and upfront guidance on starting fees for our legal services.

Our initial fees for the following family law services start at:

  • $5,500.00 Paternity/Custody/Timesharing
  • $7,000.00 Divorce (contested)
  • $2,500.00 Divorce (uncontested)
  • $2,500.00 Pre/Post-nuptial Agreements
  • $3,000.00 Motion for Contempt / Enforcement
  • $3,500.00 Domestic Violence Injunction
  • $2,000.00 Mediation
  • $10,000.00 Trial Fee Per Day

Our fee structures are designed to be fair, competitive, and reflective of the high-quality services we provide. While the exact costs can vary depending on the complexity of your case and specific legal needs, we want to offer you some initial guidance to help you understand what to expect.

In Florida, you do not have to prove that either spouse was at fault in order to be granted a divorce; there are many options when filing for a divorce including that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

It is possible to obtain a divorce even if the non-filing spouse does not want to grant one. Florida is a no fault state and thus does not require each party to agree.

In order to establish legal paternity in Florida, a person must first petition the court to establish paternity, unless paternity has already been established.

Alimony is money paid from one spouse to another when a couple separates or divorces. There are several types including temporary, permanent, bridge the gap and rehabilitative.

Child support is money paid from the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent for the maintenance of a child or children. Child custody is the care, control and maintenance of a child which a court may award to one of the parents following a divorce or separation, this is usually the parent with whom the child spends the majority of their time. Visitation is permission given by the court for a non-custodial parent to spend time with their child or children. Custody and visitation in Florida is now referred to as timesharing. A parenting plan lays out parental responsibility between parents and designates whether it is shared and/or designates which parent has decision-making authority with respect to education, healthcare and other decisions for the child.


If you’re facing a family law matter in Orlando, don’t face it alone. Let the experienced attorneys at Orlando Family Law Firm provide you with the legal support and representation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward resolving your family law issues.

Your Family’s Future Is Our Top Priority.

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