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Lori M Caldwell-Carr

Divorce and separation Attorney at Maitland, FL

5.0   23 reviews

About Lori

Learn Lori’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    I am experienced in helping guide you through life's transitions. I understand that that divorce affects you, your family, extended family, friends and the relationships between them all. Our goal is to transition families in such a way that you can maintain healthy and functioning relationships with the people that mater most. There are many alternative dispute methods and most situations can be settled at or before mediation. Please see our website or call my office for more information.

    17 years

  2. Family
    40%
    I represent people in the the various areas of Family Law including: Divorce (called Dissolution of Marriage in Florida), Marital Settlement Agreements, Paternity, Step-parent Adoption, Modification of Child Support, Modification of Time Sharing, Enforcement, Relocation, etc. We also do wills, and ancillary documents. Please see our website or call my office for a more complete listing of Family Law services that we offer.

    17 years

  3. Child support
    10%
    If you or the other parent has had a substantial and permanent change in the factors used to calculate your support we you may be able to get your support modified. Some of the factors used to calculate support are each parent's income, children(s) medical expenses, time spent with each parent, insurance, daycare expenses, etc. Please visit my website, or call our office for more information.

    17 years

  4. Uncontested divorce
    10%
    Uncontested Divorce is rapidly growing can often be a win-win situation for both parties, children, family and friends. Please visit my website or call our office for more information.

    17 years

I am passionate about family law and helping people make good long-term decisions about their case.  While I am always working to address the immediate needs of my clients, I always am looking out for their long-term interests. 

 

When not working I love going to the beach, cooking, walking, yoga and spending time with my family.

Licensed for 17 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Lori

InFocus Family Law Firm, P.L.
557 N. Wymore Rd
Suite 100
Maitland, FL, 32751

Reviews

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Posted by Marne | September 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best!
During this difficult time, Lori was not only a professional offering legal advice, she was a compassionate and kind human being. Having no knowledge in this area, she took the time to explain things thoroughly and guide me through the process. This experience was life-changing and I will forever be grateful to her and her team!
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2022
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Expertise and Caring
After experiences that left me dissatisfied with other family law professionals, I found Lori through recommendations from two different people who know her personally and professionally. She was a breath of fresh air. She listened and understood my concerns, and quickly drove to the heart of the matter, offering expert guidance. I consult Lori now on all new questions and matters related to my agreement and parenting plan. I only wish I found her sooner.
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Posted by Kamila | January 5, 2022
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Highly Recommended
Lori and her team (Tim, Megan...) are amazing! They were always there for me. We cheered together on every advancement, and now I am happily divorced.
Posted by Doug Storer | October 28, 2021
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Steady, Reassuring and Competent
It has been a pleasure working with Lori over the years. She was able to unravel and resolve legal issues complicated by unwilling parties and other attorneys mistakes. Family law issues can be emotional and complicated and Lori provided a steady, reassuring and competent resolution to the matter.
Posted by Debbie | May 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Professional
The whole team at InFocus Family Law worked together to assist me through the divorce process. When I had questions or concerns, either Lori or Robert would respond quickly and with compassion. Lori’s sense of humor helped alleviate the pain.
Posted by Jim | September 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended !!
All thru the entire process (from initial consultation to final decree) Lori was superior in her professionalism, dedication and knowledge of the divorce process. She guided me at each and every point in the process and was able to assist me with all the key decisions that I needed to make. HIGHLY recommended and really cared about me as a person and my personal situation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2020
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WHAT A SUPERSTAR!
Lori and her team could not have been more helpful during my divorce. She fought hard for my custody and financial rights and i got what i wanted. She was fair and worked well with opposing counsel. You will definitely get your money's worth!
Posted by Megan | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful team
The In Focus team was extremely knowledgeable and helpful during my recent case. Lori is experienced and well grounded in giving legal advice. I felt like I could fully trust her with my case. She truly had my best interest along with my children’s best interest throughout the entire process. Her entire team was very respectful and got things done in a timely manner.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
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Excellent representation
Lori and her entire team, from paralegal to administrative level, were top notch. She handled a modification of our parenting plan and understood our family's unique needs and helped us come to a resolution that was better for us all. I will certainly recommend her to my friends and contacts.
Posted by ST | February 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful to work with and straight forward
Mrs. Carr was so helpful and informative. She didn't beat around the bush, she was honest and gave good and realistic advice. She was able to help me resolve some outstanding issues and really made sure that my best interest and my children's best interest were the focus of everything.
Posted by Brian | April 20, 2019
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Wonderful Person and Equally Great Lawyer
I was in a desperate situation, wife having an affair without my knowledge and suddenly I receive those dreaded papers. Lori took the reigns and eased me all the way through the process to a really amazing conclusion to my 31 year relationship, 28 of which being married. I could never marry again, however, I have told all and sundry that Lori is absolutely incredible and if that bug ever bit again a 'pre-nup' done by Lori would be step number 1.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2018
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Excellent Family Lawyer
Lori Caldwell-Carr is very knowledgeable. She gave me helpful advice and guidance. She filed paperwork promptly, always kept me in the loop, and addressed any concerns I had promptly. She and her staff are friendly and accommodating. During mediation she was well prepared, having all paperwork needed to refute false claims, and substantiate my claims. The decisions were always mine to make, but with her advice I was able to make better choices than I would have without her. She literally helped me keep ten of thousands of dollars, which more than justified her fees. I have consulted Lori in an additional matter and received excellent representation again. I was recommended to her by a friend and I recommend her to my friends.
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Posted by Gary P. | April 13, 2018
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Easy and thorough Prenup Agreement
Lori is a true professional. She handled my Prenup quickly and thoroughly. I would highly recommend her services. She made the process simple.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2017
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Lori handled my collaborative case with professionalism
Lori took the time to explain the collaborative divorce process to me and kept me appraised of what was needed every step of the way. She was sensitive to my needs and what I wanted to get out of the case. She was extremely knowledgable about the law. She has a lot of years of experience which helped me tremendously.
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2017
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Superb Law Firm
I hired this law firm to represent me in a paternity case. I was being continuously informed as to where we stood with the case. I was very satisfied with how quickly they moved this case. I would absolutely use this law firm again.
Posted by Cheryl | June 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Ms. Caldwell-Carr was excellent to work with!
I hired Lori to reperesent me during my divorce. During the time I worked with her, she was always very straight forward and clarified anything I had questions about or did not understand. She was kind, caring and respectful of my issues during the time I worked throught the divorce until it was final. All emails and phone calls were returned in a timely manner. Her staff was wonderful as well. I would not hesitate to hire Lori again!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
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If I had to, I would hire Lori again.....in a heartbeat.
Unfortunately my dissolution was one of those nightmares you read about: drawn out over several jurisdictions, several years and intersected several cases. If ever I needed someone with competency, compassion, ability to keep the important stuff the important stuff, aggressive advocacy for my cause, topped off with an exceptional support staff...... Lori and her firm absolutely exceeded my expectations. Spending time around other attorneys has its ironic benefits, Eventually you being to figure out for all their "fluff" some lack substance and ability to methodically plod on and arrive at a meaningful destination for their client. Lori will not sell you a dream, she will give you a very real picture of your case strengths and weakness. In the end, you will find her perceived outcomes eerily accurate and upheld by her experience in both skillful negotiation and arduous litigation. And in the end I found her to be a voice for me, when sometimes I couldn't be. She was navigated my case through some tumultuous situations, to find a resolution I am grateful for. Yes, if I had to, I absolutely would hire Lori again. Let's just say, I'm really wishing I never have to. ;)
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Posted by Venus | November 29, 2016
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Best Divorce Lawyer
She took care of my Divorce in 2008. Very efficient , direct and aggressive. I was so glad to have found her after calling few other Divorce Lawyers. First time I spoke to her over the phone I knew she's the one that'll defend me no matter what. Thanks Lori. She fought for me and custody of my daughter which is now turning 17yrs.old and a straight A student.
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Posted by Carolann | November 8, 2016
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Divorce - great results
My experience with Lori Caldwell-Carr was fantastic. She listened and was always aware of what was in my best interest. I would strongly recommend her to anyone going through a divorce.
Posted by Jannette | March 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and Dedicated
I went through my divorce, which was very emotional, with the caring advice of Lori. I was ready to settle with anything just to be done and avoid more pain but Lori was not giving up on my situation and fought for me to give me a better settlement. If she hadn't done that, I probably would have sign any paper. thanks Lori
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • InFocus Family Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Family Law Attorney
  • The Draves Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2010

Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • Central Florida Family Law Inn
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • The Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Co-Chair, Publications
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Central Florida Family Law Inn
  • President
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Chair, Membership Committee
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Legislative Committee
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Co-chair, Rules and Forms Committee
  • 2013 - 2014
  • The Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Chair, Rules and Forms Committee
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Florida Bar, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers. Marital and Family Law, Central Florida
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Service Award
  • Central Florida Family Law Inn
  • 2017
  • Florida Legal Elite 2017
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers. Marital and Family Law, Central Florida
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Rising Star Award
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Service Committee Chair
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Florida Bar Family Law Commentator
  • Six Shades of Gray Divorce: Challenges in Representing Clients Over Fifty
  • 2016
  • Florida Bar Family Law Commentator
  • Five Reasons Why Collaborative Divorce is Better for Your (and your client)
  • 2014
  • Orange County Bar Briefs
  • Keeping Children Safe Act: The statutory Amendments Effective July 1, 2011
  • 2012
  • Orange County Bar Briefs
  • 2010 Legislative Family Law Changes Involving Issues of Support
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society
  • Florida’s Laws Affecting Parental Relocation in Cases Involving Minor Children
  • 2016
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Hot Topics in Family Law (that marriage and family therapists should know)
  • 2016
  • Bar Bench Conference
  • Moderator: Family Law Best Practices
  • 2016
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida
  • Bringing Collaborative Practice to Underserved Families
  • 2013
  • Roadmaps for Success Collaborative Training
  • Family Law Review and Update
  • 2012
  • Roadmaps for Success Collaborative Training
  • Family Law Review and Update
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lori is a very competent and well-respected attorney. She provides zealous representation to her clients while always operating in an ethical and professional manner. She is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the privilege of working with Lori for a number of years in Committee and Bar related activities as well in Collaborative and in Litigation cases. I am confident that she is honest, hardworking, smart, and shows great personal integrity in all she does. She works hard to help her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lori is diligent, knowledgeable, prepared, and effective in her cases. She is well known and respected in the field...a fantastic attorney all around!"
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lori is an aggressive yet reasonable attorney. She takes the time to understand what is most important to her client and then she attempts to negotiate a settlement that is a win-win for both parties. I have worked with Lori, as opposing counsel, on several cases and her handling of the cases have been professional and thorough. Furthermore, she is always timely and courteous in her communications with our office. She is a great advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Lori a number of years ago as Opposing Counsel in a case we had together. She was professional, thoughtful, responsible, and easy to work with. The issues in our case were emotional and difficult; we were able to reach a successful resolution and kept the family out of the courtroom. I have referred many clients to her since then and will continue to do so."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lori is an excellent lawyer. She cares about her clients personally as well as professionally. She is a strong advocate when necessary but encourages out of court settlements when possible."
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