Tampa Uncontested Divorce Lawyer
Divorce is no picnic, but that does not mean that it has to be complicated. In rare instances, the parties of divorce agree to just about everything, including how to divide marital assets, who is liable for certain debts, whether or not alimony is necessary and, if so, how much, and, if applicable, how much custody each parent gets. This type of separation is referred to as an uncontested divorce.
Uncontested divorces are easier, less emotionally draining, and cheaper. If you and your spouse want to achieve an uncontested divorce, you do not have to agree to everything right now—you just need to be willing to compromise throughout the divorce process. The Tampa uncontested divorce lawyers at Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group can help you work through what issues you do have and come to an agreement so that you may transition from married life to single life with as little headache as possible.
The Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce
There are several benefits to an uncontested divorce, two of which are time and money. If you and your spouse can agree on ALL issues pertaining to your divorce, then you may be able to resolve your divorce without ever stepping into a courtroom. If you have just a few minor issues that you need to work out, a skilled attorney can help you negotiate and come to an agreement again, without ever needing to go to court. By avoiding litigation, you can save on both attorney fees and court costs, which tend to add up in the standard contested divorce case.
Not just anyone can drive to Florida to obtain an uncontested divorce. In order to qualify for an uncontested divorce in Tampa, you or your spouse must have resided in Florida for at least six months prior to filing your petition for divorce. Of course, there are exceptions for service men and women. If you and your spouse got married in Florida but have since relocated because of your military service, you may still be entitled to an uncontested divorce under Florida law.
How an Uncontested Divorce Works
An uncontested divorce requires little time or effort on your part. All you and your spouse have to do is show up for your consultation in which we will discuss your proposed agreement and go through any changes we must make for legal reasons. After that meeting, a member of our team will draft your legal documents and send them to you so that they can be signed and notarized. You will return the documents and, upon receipt, one of our attorneys will file them with the Clerk of Court’s office. Within four to six weeks of filing, you, your spouse, and one of our lawyers will attend a hearing during which a judge will hand down the final decree. If everything is done according to legal standards, you should not have a problem obtaining your divorce.
Reach Out to Our Uncontested Divorce Lawyers Today
Even if you and your spouse agree on all aspects of your divorce, you should still retain the help and advice of a knowledgeable uncontested divorce lawyer in Tampa. The law is complex, and if even one aspect of your proposed settlement is unfair, the judge will deny your request for divorce and force you to go through a regular, contested divorce. You can avoid this entirely by working with an experienced attorney from the get-go. Contact Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group to discuss your case and legal options today.