One of the many reasons that Florida residence sometimes delay their divorces is because of the sheer amount of time, energy and money associated with the process. Divorce can be extremely time-consuming and cost a lot of money, especially when there are children involved. An uncontested divorce is one way that people avoid all this drama. It is affordable and quick and allows you to move on with your life.
What’s involved in getting an uncontested divorce in Florida?
To qualify for an uncontested divorce, you and your soon-to-be-ex need to agree with the terms of the divorce. Once you agree, one spouse needs to file a petition for Dissolution of Marriage. The filing fee costs $408, and there is a $10 summons fee. Depending on your circumstances, additional forms may need to be supplied, including ones establishing child custody, alimony agreements and any other issues.
How long does the process take?
In general, it takes about four to six weeks to finalize an uncontested divorce in the state of Florida. This includes the 20-day mandatory waiting period and any other administrative processes associated with the court.
What are the benefits of an uncontested divorce?
Going through an expensive, emotionally exhausting divorce can drain both spouses of any goodwill towards each other as well as their finances. With an uncontested divorce, you’ll be able to move ahead with your life sooner.
How can a lawyer help?
By working with an attorney who has experience dealing with uncontested divorces, you may be able to come to a resolution a lot more quickly. These lawyers have experience dealing with all the issues that arise in divorces, and they may be able to help you come to a resolution on any key points and issues sooner than you’d be able to yourself.