The state of Florida recognizes three types of divorce. If your marriage
is irretrievably broken, you and your spouse are legally married, and
one of you has resided in the state for at least 6 months, you will be
able to file for divorce in Florida. Our knowledgeable
Orlando divorce attorney can talk with you to determine which type of divorce you may be eligible
for. We will guide you through the process as you seek a beneficial outcome.
The 3 types of divorce in Florida are:
Contested divorce. Contested divorce is the most common type of divorce. If you and your spouse
are unable to agree on decisions such as alimony, division of assets and
property, or other aspects, you will need to file for contested divorce.
This process involves meeting in front of a judge and presenting evidence
to support your arguments. The judge will then issue a divorce order.
Uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse are able to agree on all relevant decisions regarding
the divorce, you may be able to file for uncontested divorce. You will
need to sit down with your spouse and create a final divorce agreement,
and you will not need to appear before a judge.
Simplified dissolution of marriage. The simplified dissolution of marriage is only available in certain situations.
If you and your spouse have no children (and you aren’t pregnant),
and you are able to agree on all decisions regarding the divorce, you
may be eligible for a simplified dissolution of marriage. You will need
to fill out a property settlement agreement and a financial affidavit,
and have it approved by a judge in a final divorce hearing.
Contact R. Gregory Colvin, LLC Today to Discuss Your Options for Divorce
At R. Gregory Colvin, LLC, we provide knowledgeable representation to clients
seeking divorce in the state of Florida. Our Orlando divorce lawyer has
more than 25 years of legal experience. We will analyze your situation
and determine which type of divorce you are eligible for, and will work
diligently to protect your interests every step of the way.
Contact our office
today to schedule a consultation.