Clearwater Uncontested Divorce Attorneys
Uncontested Divorce in Florida
Uncontested divorce is a type of divorce in which the parties agree to all of the terms, including property division, child custody, child support, and alimony. This is the most amicable type of divorce and is often less stressful and less expensive than a contested divorce.
If you and your spouse can agree on all of the terms of your divorce, our Clearwater uncontested divorce lawyers at The Law Offices of Yeazell and Sweet can help you file the necessary paperwork and guide you through the process from start to finish.
Requirements for an Uncontested Divorce in Florida
To be eligible for an uncontested divorce in Florida, you and your spouse must meet certain requirements.
These requirements include:
- At least one of you must have been a Florida resident for at least six months prior to filing for divorce
- You and your spouse must have no minor children together
- You and your spouse must have no shared debts or assets
- You and your spouse must have agreed on the terms of your divorce
If you and your spouse meet these requirements, you can file for an uncontested divorce in Florida.
What Is the Process for an Uncontested Divorce in Florida?
If you and your spouse are seeking an uncontested divorce in Florida, you will need to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the circuit court in the county where you live. An uncontested divorce is initiated in the same way as a contested divorce, but the process is much simpler and generally takes less time.
Once you have filed the petition, you will need to draft a marital settlement agreement. This is a legally binding contract that outlines the terms of your divorce, including how you will divide your property and debts, whether you will receive alimony, and how you will share parental responsibility for your children. You and your spouse will need to sign the agreement before it can be filed with the court.
After the petition and settlement agreement have been filed, you will need to attend a final hearing. You will need to bring a copy of the settlement agreement and any other necessary paperwork to the hearing. The judge will review your case and, if everything is in order, will grant your divorce.
How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Florida?
An uncontested divorce in Florida generally takes between 30 and 90 days to complete. The exact length of time will depend on the court's schedule and the complexity of your case.
If you have no children and your case is relatively simple, your divorce will likely be finalized in 30 to 60 days. If you have children or a more complicated case, your divorce may take longer to finalize.
What Are the Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce?
There are many benefits to an uncontested divorce, including:
- Lower cost: Uncontested divorces generally cost less than contested divorces because there are fewer legal fees and court costs. You and your spouse will also be able to save money by avoiding litigation.
- Less stress: Uncontested divorces are generally less stressful than contested divorces because the parties are able to agree on all of the terms of their divorce. This can help reduce the amount of conflict and tension between you and your spouse.
- More control: In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse will be able to maintain control over the terms of your divorce. You will be able to make decisions about property division, child custody, and more.
- Faster resolution: Uncontested divorces are often resolved more quickly than contested divorces because there are fewer legal issues to resolve. This means that you and your spouse will be able to move on with your lives sooner.
How Our Uncontested Divorce Attorneys Can Help
Our Clearwater uncontested divorce attorneys can help you file the necessary paperwork and guide you through the process. We can also help you negotiate a settlement that is fair to you and your spouse. If you are unable to reach an agreement on certain issues, we can help you resolve the dispute in court.
We understand that divorce is a difficult and emotional process, and we are committed to providing you with the compassionate and personalized legal representation you deserve. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and best interests throughout the process.
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