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When a married couple decides to dissolve their marriage, they may be under the impression that the process will be long, drawn-out, and contentious. However, this is not the case for all divorces. In fact, many couples are able to approach the divorce process with a level of respect and cooperation, making the entire process much easier.
At Advocate Law Firm, P.A., we are proud to offer compassionate and efficient representation to individuals who are going through an uncontested divorce. We can help you and your spouse come to an agreement on all relevant matters and then ensure your paperwork is filed correctly.
The Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce
If you and your spouse are able to come to an agreement on all relevant matters, including property division, child custody, and alimony, you may be able to file for an uncontested divorce. This is often a much more efficient and cost-effective option than a contested divorce. Additionally, it allows you to maintain more control over the outcome of your divorce.
Additional benefits of an uncontested divorce include:
- It can be significantly less stressful than a contested divorce
- You and your spouse can save time and money on court costs
- You can keep your personal matters private
- It allows you to maintain a level of control over the outcome of your divorce
What Is an Uncontested Divorce?
When a married couple is able to come to an agreement on all relevant matters, they may be able to file for an uncontested divorce. This means that they agree on how to divide their assets and debts, whether one spouse will pay the other alimony, if they have children, where the children will live, and how much time the children will spend with each parent.
When filing for an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must draft a marriage settlement agreement. This document will outline all of the terms of your divorce, including how you will divide your assets and debts if one spouse will pay the other alimony if you have children, where they will live, and how much time they will spend with each parent.
The following are some of the topics that you and your spouse will need to agree upon:
- Property division
- Child custody
- Child support
Once you have completed your settlement agreement, you will then need to file a petition for divorce with the court. You will also need to submit your settlement agreement to the court. If the court approves your agreement, the judge will sign a final judgment of divorce, which will legally end your marriage.
What Is the Difference Between an Uncontested and Contested Divorce?
In a contested divorce, the couple is unable to agree on one or more relevant matters. When this happens, they will need to go to court, where a judge will make decisions on their behalf. This can make the process much more complicated, expensive, and time-consuming.
On the other hand, in an uncontested divorce, the couple is able to agree on all relevant matters. This means that they can avoid going to court and can instead file for an uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse are considering filing for an uncontested divorce, you should not hesitate to retain the services of Advocate Law Firm, P.A.
Our experienced Bartow uncontested divorce attorney can help you and your spouse come to an agreement on all relevant matters and then ensure your paperwork is filed correctly.
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I just want to publicly show my gratitude to Ms. Salvia and the rest of the team that worked on my recent case. I really felt I was represented well by Ms. Salvia and she took the lead in making strong points for my case. She was able to properly vocalize what I needed and look out for things that I didn't even consider. She is very experienced. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you so much for help and professionalism.- Dalena T.
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There was never a time that I was alone in my divorce process. The staff/team was in contact communication with me. Any questions, concerns or issues I may have had, they were front and center ready to help me through the process and educate me on what the next steps were. Divorce in and of itself is a very emotional, trying and frustrating process. Martha and the rest of the team constantly kept me in the loop of all that was occurring, what was needed, any changes that were coming and how to properly handle them. Thank you so much for making a stressful and life changing event, easier to navigate.- Michelle Acevedo
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I don't typically write reviews however, in this "case" it is warranted. Having gone through a protracted and tumultuous divorce lasting almost five years would leave any living and breathing human hating lawyers even their own. well, I must say I am left with a gratitude for all the hard work, patience and guidance given me throughout my process. I would recommend Melissa Wilson to anyone that is looking for Honesty, integrity and a fighter where it counts... CASE CLOSED!!!! and so is mine. cant forget Martha her assistant, taking my calls always and listening to me vent. Thank you all in that office Sincerely Niko- Former Client