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Offering 50 Years Combined Experience in Marital and Family Law

Orlando Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

Orlando divorce lawyers Tristan and Silvia Sanders focus all of their professional time and attention to providing exceptional, proactive, and compassionate service to their Family Law clients.

"Family Law is our passion. We treat our clients like family, because that is how we would want to be treated."

The Sanders Firm’s mission is to provide personalized service to every client. We understand the intensely personal nature of litigating Family Law cases, especially those involving Children.

Our lawyers will expertly guide you through the often complex and sensitive aspects involved in Family Law Disputes; such as, Divorce, Paternity, Child Support, Custody and Time-Sharing, Alimony, Domestic Violence, Modifications of Final Judgments, Contempt, and Enforcement.

The Sanders Firm also believes in taking a pro-active approach to avoiding disputes and offers valuable insight to drafting Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements.

We have been representing individuals throughout Central Florida for over twenty-five years. We believe each Family Law case is unique and worthy of personalized attention. It is our privilege to represent you. We will commit our time and resources to learning what makes your case unique and work to find the best possible resolution.

Hire an attorney that is right for you and your case

Making the decision to contact an attorney about a family matter is never easy. One of our attorneys will take the time to discuss your case with you over the phone. Every case is unique and deserving of a specialized legal analysis.

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Following that initial telephone conference it may be that a more detailed review of your matter and documents is necessary. We will let you know whether a more detailed consultation is recommended.

Family law issues are often intensely personal and charged emotionally. You may feel awkward or find it difficult to discuss these matters. Rest assured we provide expert and confidential guidance.

It is highly important that you feel comfortable talking to your attorney, after all he or she will be asked to be your voice in court and to handle your legal affairs. Feel free to ask about our qualifications and experience. Give us a call. We are here to serve your Family Law needs.

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Meet the Team

We strive to provide professional, proactive, and passionate marital law representation.

Many cases can be settled pre-litigation, saving the family thousands of dollars avoiding the stress and conflict inherent in litigation.

Read Our Full Bios

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Silvia Sanders

"We’ve been representing families in Central Florida for over 25 years. We are dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients. Our focus is on what makes a case unique and getting the best possible results for our clients."

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Tristan Sanders

"The Sanders Firm, brings a child-focused approach to this law practice and strives to minimize the negative impact of legal proceedings on children, while reaching the best possible outcome for our clients."

Areas of Practice

  • Name Changes
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Parenting Plans
  • Paternity
  • Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Relocation
  • Time-Sharing

Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law is a team-based approach to family law that takes place outside the courtroom. Both lawyers, a financial neutral, a mental health neutral, and each of the two parties work together to arrive at a solution in a non-confrontational way. While a judge may not have access to every piece of information in a family law case, collaborative law emphasizes complete transparency and allows both parties and the collaborative team to make fully-informed, mutually beneficial decisions. Attorney Tristan Sanders is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida.

Child Support

Child support calculations under the Florida Statute Guidelines involve a number of factors ranging from net income to tax exemptions. While these factors tend to fall within the basic expectations of most parents self-calculating child support, there are others, such as the number of overnights a child spends, that can drastically affect child support orders. Most parents are unaware of the inner workings of Florida’s child support guidelines until their child support calculations force a payment that is unsustainable. The experienced child support attorneys at the Sanders Firm can help you ensure child support is calculated correctly the first time.

Alimony

Alimony calculations in the state of Florida depend on two basic factors – the duration of your marriage and the type of alimony recommended for your unique set of circumstances. Each of the four types of alimony has specific qualifications, set time limits, and other basic requirements. Alimony payments can affect the financial health of both spouses over the course of several years and even a lifetime. Hiring a qualified alimony attorney like the Sanders Firm ensures your calculations will accurately reflect your family’s needs.

Domestic Violence

If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic violence – whether physical or sexual assault, battery, false imprisonment, kidnapping, or any other action that has caused you injury – contact the authorities. Afterward, don’t hesitate to contact the Sanders Firm. Our compassionate, discreet attorneys have the experience to ensure your injunction for protection proceeds efficiently, allowing you to feel safe in your home once again. Alternately, the Sanders Firm addresses domestic violence injunction defense as well as dating violence, repeat violence, and stalking, since these issues often precede contentious divorce proceedings.

Equitable Distribution

When two parties divorce in Florida, property and assets obtained during the marriage are subject to equitable distribution to both parties. Equitable distribution aims to allow each party toleave the marriage with their own property as well as a proportional share of what was earned during the marriage. However, some items, such as homes, stock options, and retirement savings, can have both premarital and marital aspects, and can be difficult to proportion and divide. Attorneys at the Sanders Firm have over 50 years of experience with equitable distribution and can help you navigate the technicalities involved.

Modification Cases

While judgments in alimony, child support, and child custody cases are considered final, the decisions in each of these types of cases are dependent on one or both party’s financial, legal, and sometimes emotional circumstances at the time. Circumstances change, often altering the individual’s ability to adhere to the specifications set forth by the judgment. In some cases, the individual may request a modification to the original judgment. Modifications require fact- finding and mediation and should be handled by an experienced attorney. The Sanders Firm can help you determine your risks and the likelihood your modification request will be successful.

Paternity

Most people think of paternity as the simple establishment of one individual as a child’s biological father. However, legal paternity also determines the father’s rights and obligations to a child that was born outside the boundaries of marriage. Without legal paternity, the biological mother’s status as sole legal custodian of the child limits the father’s ability to have any involvement in the child’s life. Adjudication of paternity must come before any child support or child visitation hearing takes place. Discuss your paternity case with the Sanders Firm to begin positive movement toward your parental rights and obligations.

Client Reviews

We treat our clients like family because that's how we'd want to be treated. See what our clients have to say about their experience working with us below, or if you're a current or past client, we'd very much appreciate if you wouldn't mind taking a moment leave us a review of your own.

I rode divorce the roller coaster for well over a year and the Sanders Firm helped me to finalize my MSA. I'm so thankful this chapter is finally over and I am thankful for the assistance they were able to provide me!

Kendra Stanley

Over the past several years, Sylvia has represented me on two separate family law matters. That being said, she was an obvious choice for the second matter based on the representation I had received on the first one. Sylvia's ability to strategize as well as provide sound legal advice allowed me to achieve results that were better than expected in both cases. Don't let the relative small size of the firm make you skeptical of the big firm representation she is able to provide!

Sincerely, J. N.

J. N.

When I was looking for a divorce lawyer, I was not sure of the right questions to ask or who may be a good fit for my situation. I selected Silvia Sanders and it seemed all my problems became ours. I cannot say enough about her expedient efficiency and professional manner through this emotional roller coaster. Silvia was always there to answer any questions I had. I highly recommend The Sanders Firm.

Brian Lee

Great people and very smart. Couldn't be happier with the representation and the high level of customer service.

Sue Jackson

I never knew working with a lawyer could be so easy. Getting a divorce can be an absolutely terrible experience; working with Silvia was anything but.

John Markam

From the moment I contacted this firm until the end of my divorce (two years) Mrs Sanders and her team were extremely proficient and very detail oriented. She was straightforward with me and always was available or returned my calls in a timely manner. I would recommend this firm to anyone who is in need of a family attorney.

J Martinez

Even though the situation may be sad and tough the Sanders group always makes you feel like you are the only client. The whole staff goes out of their way to treat you with respect, and I was always pleased with the outcome. Thank you!

John

I was referred to attorney Sylvia Sanders from a close friend of mine who had unfortunately experienced divorce. I came to her as client in need of legal counsel, Sylvia is more than qualified in this area. I had a complex international situation and let's categorize me as the underdog. Sylvia kept me focused on best needs for the children, she made sure to protect our collective best interest, and made sure that I was moving forward in this manner, removing the emotions. Sylvia held my hand and my heart strong and delicate at the same time and navigated the rough waters for me through one of the difficult times in my life. She was an anchor and someone now looking back, was my lawyer, now is my friend.

Anya Ruby

I was referred to Attorney Tristan Sanders by a friend of mine who was searching for a good divorce attorney. She said she spoke to this lawyer and he sounded really good over the phone but she decided not to go through with her divorce. So I said ok let me give him a call. From the minute I called and got right through to Tristan I knew he was the right person for me. He took his time to explain and throughly answer all my questions and concerns. This was a free consultation and he did not rush me at all. I had no doubt he was the right attorney for me. He and Chari (paralegal) made this such a smooth, easy and quick process for me. I was kept informed on what was taking place and what was needed to be completed. If you’re looking for a good attorney please contact Tristan Sanders. You would not be disappointed!

G. Davis

Legal Articles

9. Apr

Legislative Update - April 9, 2019

     New legislation that could bring sweeping changes to family law cases in Florida has been introduced in the form of Senate Bill 1596. This bill, if passed, would eliminate permanent alimony. The bill would also change the definition of a long-term marriage and put a cap on alimony awards. This bill could greatly …
9. May

Florida Alimony Bill is Officially Dead for 2017

The Florida Senate has officially declared SB 412 relating to alimony “Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.” The Bill would have provided guideline ranges for setting alimony, while still giving judges some discretion in awarding alimony in long term marriages. The Bill died in committee. The proposed Bill may have made it easier to negotiate …