An uncontested divorce is typically less costly than other types of divorce. Also commonly referred to as "no-fault divorce," this process is fairly streamlined, as the parties involved (spouses) generally have all of the terms worked out in regards to child custody, property, assets, investments, etc. prior to filing for divorce. At Adams & Luka, we know that although an uncontested divorce is generally the least stressful and easiest, it can quickly turn into something far nastier or complicated than you expected. Our uncontested divorce lawyers know that regardless of how easy you expect divorce to be, it is always in your best interest to have a seasoned and capable attorney on your side.
Because Florida is a no-fault divorce state, either spouse can file a Petition for Dissolution to initiate the process of a divorce, which will be based on irreconcilable differences. When issues such as spousal and child support, division of debts and assets, visitation, and other issues can be worked out between spouses, obtaining an uncontested divorce is the cheapest and least stressful way to go.Even with Uncontested Divorce, Hiring a Skilled Lawyer is Critical
It may seem that since all of the issues are "ironed out" and you and your spouse are not fighting over child custody, property, or asset/debt issues, there is no need for an uncontested divorce attorney. The fact is, key areas of concern in a marriage are often overlooked; a misunderstanding can occur in the midst of divorcing, emotions may run high, and things can turn from amicable to ugly in the blink of an eye. No matter how smooth things seem to be going, there are pitfalls than can leave you trapped with results you do not desire. It is vital to obtain the legal guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney in Orlando & Central Florida who is skilled in uncontested divorce, and who will give you the guidance and advise necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.
Even when there are no disagreements or items of contention, you will need an attorney who can correctly prepare any and all documents and attend the final court hearing. However, be prepared for things NOT to go as smoothly as you expected, even if it is something as seemingly minor as one spouse not agreeing to take over a payment on a vehicle, ATV, or boat. There are many details in the course of divorcing that are often overlooked. If an uncontested divorce does move forward without any problems, you can expect it to be complete in three months or less.Benefits of Uncontested Divorce in Orlando & Central Florida
There are several advantages of uncontested divorce over contested divorces that go to trial, including:
- Because of their relative ease, uncontested divorce is generally less costly.
- Uncontested divorces are usually quick, while divorces that are contested by one spouse or the other can continue on for months or even years.
- Uncontested divorces are generally easier on everyone involved, including the children. Contested divorces are often prolonged; the discord and stress involved can have a lasting emotional or psychological impact on children that last a lifetime.
- With a contested divorce, it is virtually impossible to keep the details of your divorce private. An uncontested divorce makes it possible to keep the majority of your information private; property and asset division and other matters will not usually become available to the public through public records.
- You stay in control. The two spouses involved in an uncontested divorce are essentially in charge, with their attorneys helping guide things along and keep the peace. A contested divorce involves a judge, who may make a decision that is not fair to one spouse or the other.
If you are a couple who is determined to remain respectful of one another and pursue divorce in an amicable fashion, uncontested divorce may be the best solution for your situation. Even in the event that the two of you have met a few obstacles in your efforts to work things out without resorting to litigation, a skilled uncontested divorce lawyer with our Orland family law firm may be able to help you reach this goal. Contact us today to learn more about this divorce option, and what our attorneys can do to make the process as seamless and quick as possible.Where We have Helped People
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