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Filing For Uncontested Divorce In The State Of Florida

Filing For Uncontested Divorce In The State Of FloridaIn this article, you can discover:

  • The window of time you will have to change your mind about the divorce.
  • Whether an uncontested divorce is a more affordable option.
  • Rules for sharing a lawyer with your spouse.

Is There A Waiting Period When A Divorce Is Filed?

In some counties, there may be a waiting period of 20 days between filing for divorce and when the divorce will be considered final. For example, Orange County requires this waiting period. This gives individuals time to change their minds about going through with the divorce.

Is Mediation Required To File For Divorce In Florida?

Mediation is only necessary when you cannot come to an agreement on your own. When both sides cannot agree on who will do what or who will get what, mediation can be used to help work out the differences and find a solution that works for everyone.

Is An Uncontested Divorce More Affordable?

There are many benefits to uncontested divorces, including cost savings and less stress. In an uncontested divorce, both parties agree on the terms of the divorce, so there is no need for expensive legal fees or drawn-out negotiations. This can save you a lot of money and help you move on with your life more quickly.

It’s generally more work to get a divorce when you have children, but the process is essentially the same. With an uncontested divorce, I usually have a timeline of when I can file and close the case, whereas a contested divorce can drag on for years.

Will I See A Judge In An Uncontested Divorce?

It is not always necessary to attend final hearings for uncontested divorces in person. You can now, in some jurisdictions, file a motion to waive the hearing, which most courts are happy to grant to save time and space.

Can My Spouse And I Use The Same Attorney If Our Divorce Is Uncontested?

It’s generally not advisable for one attorney to represent both parties in divorce proceedings, as this creates potential conflicts of interest. Both parties may have different objectives, which can complicate matters. In uncontested cases where the parties have agreed to the terms of their divorce, I can ensure that these terms are carried out. However, I always ensure that the other party knows they have the right to seek independent legal counsel to review any documents or agreements drawn up.

How Is Property Divided In An Uncontested Divorce?

In theory, an uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse have already discussed the terms of the divorce. This includes things like property division, spousal support, and child custody. However, in practice, many couples find themselves disagreeing on these topics. When this happens, contested divorces can become very complicated very quickly.

With the guidance of a skilled attorney for Family Law Cases, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we’ll make it look easy. For more information on Family Law in Florida, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling
(407) 305-5599 today.

Alec Solomita, Esq.

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