Emerald Coast Uncontested Divorce
Our Attorneys Can Help You Navigate Through This Difficult Time
Some couples mutually agree their marriage isn’t working anymore.
While the situation may still be a source of sadness, it doesn’t
have the same level of emotional volatility as many divorces do. When
couples can agree on most important facts during a divorce, they might
be able to file for an uncontested divorce, also known as a simplified
dissolution of marriage.
To qualify for an uncontested divorce, you must meet the following criteria:
- You and your spouse don’t have children under the age of 18
- No spouse is pregnant
- At least one spouse has lived in Florida for at least 6 months
- You both can agree on division of property and debts
- Neither of you is seeking alimony
- Both of you agree the marriage is broken and want a simplified dissolution
How It Works
To get an uncontested divorce, you will need to prepare a Petition for
Simplified Dissolution and file it with the circuit court clerk’s
office for the county where either you or your spouse lives. There will
be filing fees for submitting the divorce petition. Make sure to put your
property division agreement in writing; if you and your spouse prepare
a written marital settlement agreement, make sure you both sign it and
file it with your petition. You should also fill out a Final Judgment
of Simplified Dissolution of Marriage, which the judge will sign when
your divorce is finalized.
Both you and your spouse will need to appear in court for a short hearing
before you will be officially divorced. The judge will ensure you and
your spouse have lived in Florida for at least 6 months, which you can
prove with a driver’s license or a witness who can testify to your
residency. The judge will also ensure you meet the requirements for this
type of divorce and make sure all your paperwork is completed. If the
judge is satisfied all paperwork is in order, he or she will sign your
final judgment, and you will be officially divorced.
Talk to Us About Your Case Today
If you need help filing for a divorce, don’t hesitate to give
Chesser & Barr, P.A. a call. Our skilled
Emerald Coast divorce attorneys are dedicated to making the
family law experience as stress-free for you as possible. Let us see how we can help
you and your family.
Contact us at (850) 610-7471 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation
with us today.