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Okaloosa County 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 of marriage

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 Okaloosa County 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.

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