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Does Divorce Have to Be a Battle?

Does Divorce Have to Be a Battle?

When people think of divorce, they often picture a prolonged, volatile battle in court. However, this does not have to be the case. Many divorces are uncontested, which means both spouses agree to end their marriage and do not have any disagreements over who gets what in the divorce.

Learn more about uncontested divorce and why divorce doesn’t have to be battle.

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

A divorce is considered uncontested when both spouses agree to end their marriage and do not have any disagreements surrounding child custody, child support, property division, and alimony.

In this instance, both spouses may schedule a court date during which the finalization of their divorce will be processed.

An uncontested divorce has many benefits, including lowered attorney and court fees and less time spent negotiating and mediating in and out of court. Both spouses can put their marriage to rest and move on with their lives more quickly and painlessly.

Unfortunately, most divorces are not uncontested. This is because when the petitioning spouse files a Petition for a Dissolution of Marriage (as it’s called in Florida), the respondent spouse often disagrees with at least one portion of the Petition. Even one disagreement in the Petition results in a contested divorce.

In this situation, it’s in your best interest to contact an experienced family law attorney who can help you navigate the divorce process and ensure you recover everything you’re entitled to from the dissolution of your marriage.

At Owenby Law, our Jacksonville divorce attorneys prepare and implement a strategy for your unique situation and provide personalized support throughout the entire process.

Contact us today at (904) 770-3141 to learn how we can assist you.

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