Tampa Uncontested Divorce Lawyer
When people think of divorce, they often think of a nasty courtroom battle. That may be what they often see in movies or on TV shows, but a divorce does not have to be that stressful or dramatic. It is possible for you and your spouse to divorce amicably if you can get along and communicate well.
However, that is often the problem. Divorces are highly emotional affairs and often bring out the worst in people. A person may feel upset or revengeful about the situation. But when the spouses can get along and negotiate, they can finalize their divorce with less stress and save time and money in the process.
Westchase Law can help you resolve your issues. See how our knowledgeable Tampa uncontested divorce lawyers can help you finalize your divorce quickly and easily.
What Happens in an Uncontested Divorce?
A contested divorce is when the parties cannot agree on all the issues involved in a divorce. Even if they cannot agree on just one issue, it becomes contested. In an uncontested divorce, the parties are able to reach an agreement about all of the issues in their divorce, such as:
- Sharing custody, parenting time, and parenting responsibilities
- Amount and duration of any child support
- Amount and duration of alimony
- Property division
- Division of all debt
If you and your spouse can reach these agreements on your own, you don’t have to go to court. Instead, you can file court forms and submit a divorce settlement agreement that details the decisions you and your spouse have made about dividing property and debts, as well as child custody and alimony decisions.
Florida offers a “Simplified Dissolution of Marriage.” Couples who agree on all the issues of their divorce can use this process to get their divorce finalized in about 30 days. However, they must meet several requirements:
- The couple must not have any children under 18 years of age.
- The wife must not be pregnant
- No alimony can be involved.
- At least one spouse must have lived in Florida for the last six months.
Even if a couple does not meet these requirements, they can still have an uncontested divorce. Couples with children or substantial assets will need to agree on all of the major issues. If a couple has minor disagreements in one or two areas, they will need to negotiate with each other until they are in complete agreement. Mediation can help resolve disagreements. If necessary, they can use lawyers, although this option will increase their costs.
Contact Westchase Law Today
Divorces are always stressful. However, things can be much easier when the parties can agree on all the elements involved.
Whether your divorce is amicable or highly contested, you need the right legal team on your side to move things along smoothly. The team at Westchase Law can help you understand your legal rights and help you move toward a successful resolution. Call our office today at 813-490-5211 to schedule a consultation with our Tampa uncontested divorce attorneys.