Sometimes ending a marriage is the best decision for spouses and their families. Many spouses mutually decide divorce is the best option and agree on all aspects of the divorce in advance, including division of marital property and debt, child custody arrangements, child support, and alimony. For these spouses an uncontested divorce may be a viable option.
An uncontested divorce is a type of regular divorce in Florida and is preferred because the divorce can occur rather quickly. The divorce process is not drawn out due to contentious negotiations or frequent disagreements.
If you or your spouse is considering divorce it is highly recommended to consult an experienced Palm Beach divorce attorney about your legal options.
Palm Beach Uncontested Divorce Attorneys
Ending a marriage is never an easy decision. The experienced attorneys of Quality Family Law strive to provide competent and sound legal counsel to guide you and your family through this process.
From the initial consultation they will discuss your unique situation, answer any questions, and thoroughly explain your legal options. The attorneys at Quality Family Law are concerned about what is best for you and your family and will assist you make the best decision regarding divorce and related family law matters.
Quality Family Law represents individuals and families in all family law and divorce matters, including uncontested divorce, simple divorce, contested divorce, child support, child custody, and alimony. Contact Quality Family Law at (561) 693-3126 or submit an online form to schedule a confidential consultation.
Quality Family Law proudly represents clients throughout Palm Beach County, including Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, and surrounding communities in Florida.
Florida Uncontested Divorce Information Center
- Uncontested Divorce Requirements
- Preparing for an Uncontested Divorce
- Florida Uncontested Divorce Resources
An uncontested divorce is one of the two types of regular dissolution of marriage allowed in Florida. The following requirements must be satisfied in an uncontested divorce:
- The spouse filing for divorce, also called the petitioner, must assert the marriage is irretrievably broken;
- The petitioner must reside in Florida for at least 6 months or 180 days before filing for divorce;
- The spouses must sign a marital settlement agreement, which clearly settles all issues relating to marital property and debt;
- The spouses must complete a financial affidavit;
- If there are minor children of the marriage, the spouses must draft and sign a parenting plan, which clearly settles all issues relating to child support, child custody, and visitation.
If there is any dispute that cannot be resolved, a contested divorce may be a more appropriate option.
Proper preparation in an uncontested divorce is crucial. It is important to be fully informed when agreeing to divorce and related family law matters like alimony, child support, and child custody. Part of the preparation process is gathering as much documentation as possible. Common types of documentation, includes the following:
- Bank account information- account numbers, monthly bank statements, and/or annual statements;
- Retirement account information- retirement plan materials, annual statements, and/or other proof of contributions and withdrawals;
- Property information- financing documentation, deed or ownership documents, mortgage statements;
- Credit card and loan information;
- Tax returns; and
- Employer information and paystubs.
The aforementioned list is not exhaustive. For more information about preparing for an uncontested divorce, it is important to consult an experienced Palm Beach County divorce attorney.
Consumer Pamphlet: Divorce in Florida ǀ Florida Bar Association-As part of the Florida Bar Association’s dedication to educating the general public, the bar publishes consumer pamphlets on select legal issues.
Dissolution of Marriage ǀ Florida Statutes- The Florida Legislature publishes the full text of Florida laws and statutes relating to divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and visitation online.
Quality Family Law ǀ Palm Beach County Uncontested Divorce Attorneys
The attorneys of Quality Family Law believe that divorce should not financially devastate your family. A fresh start is possible with strong, competent legal counsel by your side.
Quality Family Law represent individuals throughout Florida in all divorce matters, including uncontested divorce, contested divorce, simple divorce, collaborative divorce, and more.
Quality Family Law proudly represents individuals and families throughout South Florida, including Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Bonyton Beach, Jupiter, and surrounding communities. Contact Quality Family Law at (561) 693-3126 or submit an online form for a confidential review of your case.
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