Uncontested Divorce Checklist

Uncontested Divorce Checklist

Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 28-Aug-2015

One thing that experience has demonstrated to the divorce lawyers of Owenby Law, P.A. is that any dissolution of marriage can develop complications. Even if your divorce is uncontested, it is strongly recommended that you retain the services of a qualified family law attorney-particularly if you have children in common, property or are in need of alimony or support. If you are seeking a divorce, contact our Jacksonville law office to schedule an initial consultation.

Uncontested Divorce Checklist for Florida

If you are filing for divorce in Florida, you need to make certain to take certain measures if you want to ensure a smoother and more efficient process. The following list is not meant to be construed as legal advice. Contact a reputable divorce attorney with any legal questions you may have regarding divorce in Florida.

  • Make certain that you qualify for divorce in Florida. At least one spouse must have been a continuous Florida resident for at least six months prior to the filing of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.
  • Decide who is going to be the petitioner. To qualify for a no fault divorce, one party must state that the marriage is irretrievably broken. The other party will be the respondent.
  • If there are children, try to develop a time-sharing (formerly known as visitation) schedule that is agreeable to all parties.
  • Determine whether a request for spousal support (alimony) is appropriate.
  • Start tallying your individual and joint assets, debt, income, and expenses for the financial disclosure and the child support guidelines worksheet.
  • File a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the circuit court personally or through your lawyer.
  • If you have children in common, be sure to attend an approved parenting class.

The better prepared you are prior to the filing, the faster you and your attorney can move through the divorce process. Still, even under the best circumstances, an uncontested divorce in Florida can take several months.

Professional Divorce Lawyers of Jacksonville, FL

Regardless of whether your divorce is uncontested or you are anticipating some resistance from your spouse, the attorneys of Owenby Law, P.A. can make the transition as smooth as possible while protecting your legal rights. To schedule an appointment for your initial consultation, call our Jacksonville law office.

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