When both parties involved in a marriage have worked out the important issues pertaining to their divorce without court help, it is considered an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorce, often called the simple divorce, is very common due to its simplicity and low cost. If a husband and wife can agree on the terms for division of property, child custody and child support issues, then they can usually separate amicably. Even though you and your spouse may be parting on good terms and agreeing on important issues, it is still in your best interest to speak with a Florida divorce attorney. The David Chico Law Group has handled many uncontested divorce cases successfully. When you work with an attorney at our firm, you can be assured that you will be retaining an experienced divorce attorney who will guide you through this process. At David Chico Law Group we handle uncontested divorce cases throughout central Florida. We are skilled in obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients in regards to property distribution, child custody, spousal support and visitation.
Requirements for an Uncontested Divorce in Florida
Certain requirements must be met before a lawyer may be able to file your uncontested divorce in Florida. If you meet the following requirements, a lawyer at our firm can represent and counsel you:
- If you have children, you and your spouse agreed on child custody (i.e., the parenting plan) and the exact amount of child support, or have an Order from Family Court.
- If you and your spouse have agreed on how to divide the property between the two of you. This includes bank accounts, pensions, real and personal property. In the state of Florida, it does not matter whose name is on the accounts or the property. Any property acquired during the marriage is considered marital property and is subject to equitable distribution. Also, any increase in value of separate property may be subject to equitable distribution.
- You or your spouse has lived in Florida for at least six months.
A Florida divorce lawyer at David Chico Law Group will only represent you. Under no circumstances will a lawyer at our office represent both the husband and wife. There are ethical principles involved, and our Firm takes these into close consideration.
When you work with an attorney at our firm, we will go through the key issues surrounding your divorce. We will also prepare all legal documents for the execution of your divorce and send them to your spouse so they can be signed. Your attorney will listen to what you have to say and answer all of your questions. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with the information they need keep the process simple, prompt, and painless.
Contact David Chico Law Group today at 407-933-7703