Divorce is a confusing and sometimes scary time, even when the divorce in question is uncontested. For residents of Florida, uncontested divorces can carry with them the same number of questions as a standard divorce. Many of those questions about uncontested divorces revolve around whether or not they can be reversed.
What is uncontested divorce?
An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the parties resolve all the negotiations themselves. While one or both parties may have an attorney who represents them in negotiations, uncontested divorces are simply divorces that take place outside of a court room. It does not mean that the divorce is mutual or even friendly; it simply means that there is no judge involved.
Can they be reversed?
An entire divorce cannot be “reversed,” but there can be changes made to the initial agreement. It is important to note that this does not mean that you cannot have a divorce annulled. However, that is a completely different legal process.
Every state has different laws concerning the process of divorce reversal, but every state agrees that reversing a divorce takes an entire legal process of its own. When parties in an uncontested divorce opt for reversal, they are attempting to make changes to an official divorce decree that has already been made by a judge.
In addition to your state’s laws regarding divorce reversal, it also depends on where you are in the divorce process. There are many factors to consider when trying to reverse a divorce, including those that are specific to each case.
No matter where you are in the uncontested divorce process, you should seek out the legal advice of an attorney who knows your state’s family law system. This attorney can help you with your initial divorce filing, the negotiation process and a divorce reversal should you need one.