When To Pursue An Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorce is a method of handling divorce in Florida. An uncontested divorce is the easiest and most cost-effective way to settle a dispute. However, it does require that both parties be in agreement on the terms of the divorce.

If you and your spouse are filing for divorce and agree on most or all of the terms, contact me, attorney Mark E. Sawicki, to find out more about the process. Call my firm, Mark E. Sawicki, P.A., at 954-928-9331 to set up a consultation. In an uncontested divorce, both spouses do not need to have an attorney, but it is highly recommended that they do so. An attorney can only legally represent one person in a divorce.

Managing An Uncontested Divorce

Celebrity divorces always seem to be high-drama affairs, making it easy to believe that this is the only way marriages end. However, in real life, many couples prefer an uncontested divorce in which both parties mutually agree on the dissolution of the marriage and amicably agree on a divorce settlement. An uncontested divorce is typically easier on the children and finances. If you do not go to court, then the process can be much more private. For those getting a divorce, it is reasonable to first consider an uncontested divorce.

Benefits Of An Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorce is one of the most popular ways of dissolving a marriage because:

  • It paves the way for a quick settlement
  • It is more cost-efficient
  • It (mostly) does away with the need for court hearings
  • It keeps family matters private
  • It avoids the prolonged agony of a contested divorce
  • It keeps the peace within the family, especially for any children involved

As a family law attorney invested in your well-being, I will advise an uncontested divorce whenever feasible. My mission is to protect your peace.

How To Prepare For An Uncontested Divorce

To facilitate efficient proceedings, each of the parties must do the following:

  • Find a qualified family law attorney
  • Prepare documents – including property titles, records of assets and liabilities, and prenuptial or postnuptial agreements – that might be necessary when detailing the contents of the final agreement
  • Agree on the contents of the divorce settlement, including property and debt division, child custody, child support and alimony, among others

A Walk-Through Of The Divorce Proceedings

Once the supporting documents and the final agreements are prepared, the spouses can then go to an attorney and file for divorce in court. They can do this either jointly or solely. The court will then issue papers informing all parties involved about the application. If child custody is part of the divorce proceedings, the judge will have to sign the custody papers. If no contest is raised on the application, the papers can be filed, and then the divorce orders and certificate of divorce will be issued.

Move The Process Forward

The first step is often the hardest. The whole process is easier when you know what to expect and when you have an experienced guide at your side. You deserve to be treated well and have your time respected. That’s why I only take on only those clients who I know I can help. Call 954-928-9331 to arrange a consultation. With offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Melbourne, I serve clients throughout the area including West Palm Beach. You can also reach me via this website contact form.