Couples get married with the intention of staying together forever. Unfortunately, many marriages end in divorce, the legal dissolution of a marriage. There are two main types of divorce – contested and uncontested. Contested divorces occur when the two parties cannot agree on the various issues that must be decided upon. An uncontested divorce is one where both people agree on the main issues of the divorce. An uncontested divorce can be a relatively fast process while a contested divorce may take months or years to resolve. All divorces are granted by a judge in a family court. However, in the case of a contested divorce, the judge makes the decisions.
Many issues must be discussed and agreed upon when a couple is seeking an uncontested divorce. Some of the major issues include:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Property division
- Spousal support
It is best to try to resolve these issues and come to an agreement outside of court. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process and can assist with mediation when necessary. These issues are often tied to many emotions. Each spouse should review the options objectively to find a resolution that is best for everyone.
Divorce in Florida
Florida is one of the many states that offer a “no-fault” divorce. A no-fault divorce means that you do not need to provide a reason for the divorce other than to state that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Either spouse may file the papers for divorce. Of course either spouse may still file for divorce based on cause such as abuse, adultery, or abandonment. An experienced Orlando divorce attorney can assist you throughout the divorce process and will work with you to achieve an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is much faster and less expensive than a contested divorce, so it is in your best interest to try to come to an agreement; however, a divorce may have many complexities that are best solved with the help of an attorney.
Contact an expert Orlando divorce attorney at Katz & Phillips to find out more about how to proceed with your divorce case.