Do You Understand The Terms Of Your Divorce?
An uncontested divorce may sound like the perfect situation for everyone involved – a fast process, no arguments and a smooth path towards the next phase of your life. Even better, you never need to take your case to court if you and your soon to be ex-spouse can work together in an uncontested divorce. If you’re in a situation where the two of you agree, why add unnecessary arguments? While this may look like a dream situation on the surface, your divorce is a legally binding process that could come back to bite you a week from now, a year from now or even 10 years from now. An experienced divorce attorney can work with you to ensure that you aren’t blindsided by an unforeseen complication.
No matter how amicable your relationship is with your soon to be ex-spouse, it never hurts to be careful when agreeing to legally binding terms in a divorce. At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa divorce attorneys have more than 135 years of collective experience and are ready to use our knowledge to help you secure the beneficial outcome you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your case with a member of our firm.
What Are The Requirements For An Uncontested Divorce?
While an uncontested divorce may seem like the easiest option, Florida laws place limits on who is eligible to file for one. Also known as a “simplified dissolution of marriage,” couples must meet the following requirements:
- Both you and your soon to be ex-spouse must agree that the marriage is broken
- Both you and your soon to be ex-spouse must agree to an uncontested divorce
- Neither you nor your soon to be ex-spouse can seek alimony
- Both you and your soon to be ex-spouse must agree on how debt and property will be divided
- Either you or your soon to be ex-spouse must have lived in Florida for six months or more
- Neither you nor your soon to be ex-spouse can be pregnant
- None of your children, biological or adopted, can be under the age of 18
Can I Back Out Of An Uncontested Divorce?
While an uncontested divorce may not take as long as a contested divorce, it still takes time to fill out and process all of the paperwork. If, during that time, you change your mind and challenge some of the previously agreed upon terms it is within your power to do so up until you sign the final divorce papers. Having an experienced divorce lawyer to discuss your case with will help prevent you from making any rash decisions and make the choice that will best benefit you and your family.
Call us at (813) 518-7941 to speak with a Tampa divorce lawyer today.
Hire The Experienced Legal Representation You Need
At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa divorce lawyers have spent decades providing families and individuals with the experienced legal representation they need to secure the beneficial outcome they deserve. Whether you are in the early stages your divorce process or if you’ve been working your way through for months, our lawyers are ready to help guide you to the finish line. Fill out our online form to request a case evaluation, or give us a call at (813) 518-7941 to speak with a member of our firm today.