Florida Divorce by Agreement
An uncontested Florida divorce, which is also known as divorce by agreement, is the easiest kind of divorce for you to undertake. It is the first option we’ll suggest to most divorcing couples in order to save time, stress and money.
WHAT IS AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE?
An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both parties agree to all aspects of the divorce, including division of property and custody arrangements. An uncontested divorce in Florida can take as little as three weeks, and is far less expensive than a contested divorce. It is important to note that it only takes one point of disagreement for an uncontested divorce to turn into a contested divorce, so we recommend working out differences where you can for the most affordable and expedient outcome.
HOW MUCH DOES AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE COST?
The charge to file the petition in any Florida jurisdiction, including Osceola County, is $408 plus $10 for each defendant served. These fees are payable directly to the court and are apart from attorney fees. For our fees, we can agree to a flat fee or a set number of hours to file an uncontested divorce.
CAN YOU REPRESENT BOTH OF US?
While our firm can only represent one spouse in the divorce, as part of our services we will draw up documents for the other spouse which they can review with their own attorney or choose to sign on their own, although we always recommend that they review them with an attorney.
WHAT IF THERE ARE ISSUES WITH ITEMS IN THE UNCONTESTED DIVORCE?
The easiest way to divorce your spouse is to ensure you have all of your issues hammered out in order to successfully complete an uncontested divorce. If there is a problem with any issue in the divorce terms, an uncontested divorce turns into a contested divorce and becomes more costly for both parties. It is customary for minor editing to occur of the documents between attorneys and spouses, but all issues should be resolved between you and your spouse before the documents are drawn up.
WHY IS A FLORIDA UNCONTESTED DIVORCE THE BEST CHOICE?
The less you involve lawyers in your divorce, the less money both of you will spend, and the more resources you’ll have to start your new, separate lives.
An uncontested divorce is:
Short; an uncontested divorce can take less than three weeks
Easier on the family; lengthy court proceedings can take an emotional toll on you and any children you may have together
Affordable; one spouse pays an attorney to draw up the document, the other pays an attorney to review the document. Those are the only costs involved
CAN I GET AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE IF WE HAVE CHILDREN?
Yes. Child support amounts in accordance with Florida state guidelines must be included in the uncontested divorce.
HOW DOES AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE WORK?
There are four simple steps to an uncontested divorce:
We draw up the uncontested divorce paperwork and submit it to your spouse’s attorney.
We finalize the uncontested divorce terms and both parties sign the paperwork.
We schedule a court hearing for your divorce. Only the spouse filing for divorce must attend the hearing.
We prepare you for and represent you at the court hearing.
Contact our offices today to find out how simple an uncontested divorce can be, and if your situation qualifies you for one.