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What Are the 3 Types of Divorce in Florida?

What Are the 3 Types of Divorce in Florida?

In the state of Florida, there are 3 types of divorce that you may be eligible for. In order to file for divorce in Florida, you and your spouse must be legally married, at least one of you must have lived in the state for a minimum of 6 months, and the marriage must be irretrievably broken. If you are seeking a divorce, our attorneys will help determine which type of divorce you may be able to file, and we will represent you aggressively every step of the way.

Florida Recognizes 3 Types of Divorce:

1. Simplified Dissolution of Marriage

This type of divorce is rarely granted. If you have no children from the marriage, and you are not pregnant, you may be eligible for a simplified dissolution of marriage. You and your spouse must agree on all aspects of the divorce, and will need to fill out a financial affidavit and property settlement agreement. You will then go to the final divorce hearing and receive a judgment of divorce. This is a simple, straightforward process, and can help you avoid the stress and hassle of litigation.

2. Uncontested Divorce

This type of divorce is only available if you and your spouse are able to agree on all decisions regarding the divorce. It is similar to the dissolution of marriage, but you will need to negotiate and create a final divorce agreement. A judge does not need to be involved with this process.

3. Contested Divorce

This type of divorce is the most common. If you and your spouse are unable to agree on even a single decision regarding the divorce, you will need to file for contested divorce and appear before a judge. You will provide evidence to support your argument in court, and a judge will issue an order regarding all aspects of the divorce, such as the division of assets and property, child custody, and alimony.

Call Mitchell & West LLC Today to Discuss Your Options for Divorcing in Florida

With decades of combined legal experience, Mitchell & West LLC provides compassionate representation to clients facing divorce and other family law issues in Florida. We understand that the divorce process can be complicated and stressful. That is why our Miami divorce attorneys will work hard to handle the legal issues and protect your rights and interests as you seek a favorable outcome. We will communicate with you honestly from start to finish, and will help determine which type of divorce you may be able to file.

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