About Uncontested Divorce
There are two kinds of divorce cases in Florida: contested and uncontested. If you and your spouse agree on all major issues, you may qualify for an uncontested divorce that is much less expensive than a contested divorce and, in many cases, can be finalized in as little as four weeks.
There are two minimum requirements to qualify for a divorce in Florida. First, one of the parties must have been a Florida resident, as defined by statute, for at least six months before filing for divorce. Second, the marriage must be irretrievably broken – meaning that it cannot be salvaged or repaired through counseling or any other means.
In most cases, the parties to an uncontested divorce case enter into a marital settlement agreement, which is essentially a binding contract that reduces to writing any agreements between the parties. Once both spouses sign the marital settlement agreement, it is filed with the clerk of court so that it can be incorporated into the divorce decree or final judgment of dissolution of marriage.
Overall, there are several obvious advantages to an uncontested divorce. It is generally less stressful, much less expensive, and doesn’t take nearly as long to resolve as a contested divorce would. In many cases, we can have your uncontested divorce finalized in as little as four weeks.
Divorce can be difficult. You and your spouse should be commended if you have been able to find common ground and agreement on these complex issues. But it is just as important to ensure that you are protected and that your agreement holds up in a court of law. Let us help.
Call us at (954) 430-1868 to schedule your initial consultation with Uncontested Divorce Lawyer Andrew Foster so that you can learn more about your rights and options.