Orlando Uncontested Divorce Attorney
An uncontested divorce is also known as a simplified divorce or a simple dissolution of marriage in Florida. To qualify for a simple dissolution of marriage, you and your spouse must:
- Have resided in Florida for a minimum of six months
- Have no dependent children or current pregnancy
- Have mutual consent to the agreement
- Not seek spousal support (alimony)
- Not seek trial or appeal
- Both parties must agree on the particulars of the divorce, and the lawyers then draft a marital settlement agreement (MSA). While MSAs are typically accepted by the court, the court is not required to accept an MSA if it is unfair to one party. Contact our Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyers for more information.
Even if you do not completely agree on every issue in your divorce, there still may be a way to encourage you and your spouse to work together to avoid adversarial litigation. Specifically, divorce mediation can be very effective in facilitating couples to cooperate and reach agreements that are mutually agreeable. Coming to a mediation agreement regarding divorce matters can avoid the time, stress, and expense of court hearings or trials and you have a greater amount of control over the results of your case. It is important to have an experienced divorce lawyer representing you throughout mediation proceedings to ensure your rights are protected and the final agreement is as favorable as possible for you and your children.
Contact Us To Discuss If Uncontested Is Right For You
If you and your spouse have come to terms with how you wish you for your divorce to be handled, and have come to an agreement on all relevant matters, such as the distribution of assets and debts, how to deal with the marital home,timesharing (previously known as custody) with the children, etc., then an uncontested may be the best option for you. When appropriate, Uncontested divorces can often cut down on a lot of time, money and frustration that often surrounds contested divorces. If you would like to learn more about whether or not an uncontested divorce is right for you, call us today for a free initial consultation.
Jenkinson Legal has many satisfied clients throughout seven counties of Central Florida – Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia, and Brevard. Here at the Florida Family Law office of Jenkinson Legal we have one simple objective: provide personalized, one on one attention to our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Jenkinson Legal today to learn more about our experience and success at (321) 837-9547. We are conveniently located in beautiful downtown Winter Park, Florida.