Divorce can be highly stressful. Fortunately there are situations in which spouses are able to resolve their differences without a protracted legal battle. Florida’s uncontested divorce process allows for a marriage dissolution without having to spend months, or years, in courtrooms while paying huge legal fees. If you and your spouse are in complete agreement on all issues then you can resolve your case with relative ease. Our Melbourne uncontested divorce attorney assists clients in Brevard County and elsewhere in Florida. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with our lawyer.
Melbourne attorney assisting Florida residents with a stipulated divorce
Uncontested divorces are also sometimes referred to as a “stipulated divorce.” Spouses may participate in this process if they agree on all issues. This means that if the parties disagree on anything such as child custody, child support, alimony, or marital property division then they must file for a contested divorce instead. It is understandable that one may feel hurt over the end of a marriage and does not wish to compromise with their soon to be ex. The fact of the matter, however, is that the stipulated process can allow one to get on with their life much sooner and to end up in a better position than they otherwise might have found themselves. It is important that you retain counsel for handling this process as the failure to properly resolve all issues can lead to future problems down the line.
Florida has a six month residency period for divorce. This means that a case may be filed and completed in our state as long as either of the spouses (it does not have to be both) have resided here for six months before the case began. Our state does not require that one of the spouses admit fault. You may dissolve your marriage by simply agreeing that there are “irretrievably broken” issues between the two of you.
The first step in filing for an uncontested Florida divorce is to file a Petition For Simplified Dissolution of Marriage. This is a short formal document which states that you wish to go through the process. A marital settlement agreement must also be prepared. This document will state how all property will be distributed, how all debts will be handled, whether a spouse will pay spousal support, and how issues related to child custody will be resolved. Once the Petition is filed then a Court date will be scheduled at which both parties will appear before the Judge and conclude their case. It is important to understand that the failure to properly resolve an issue in your settlement documents means that such a matter can come back to haunt you in the future. For this reason it is important that you retain a lawyer.
Lindsey Sharp is a Melbourne uncontested divorce attorney assisting Brevard County residents with the process. Lindsey will use your initial consultation to determine what possible issues you have not considered. This will allow her to include such matters in your Petition. She will quickly draft your documents and get them filed with the Court so that your hearing may be held as soon as possible. She will be in regular contact with you throughout the process so that you know what to expect, so that your questions are answered, and so that you can get your life back on track. You are facing a serious situation and our lawyer will give you the attention you deserve. Contact us today. Lindsey also services clients in the cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.
Affordable uncontested divorce lawyer assisting residents in Melbourne and other parts of Florida
It is no secret that many Florida residents are struggling financially. One who is going through the end of a marriage has enough to worry about and money should not be an additional concern. Unfortunately, many lawyers have a fee structure which causes such concern. Lindsey handles most uncontested divorces for an affordable flat fee. This allows you to focus your finances on the most important thing – your future. Contact our Melbourne office today.