What is a Simple Divorce?
In Florida, a Simple Divorce is the easiest type of divorce and likely to be the least costly. In short, if you are a couple that does not have children, can agree on how the property will be divided and neither spouse will be seeking alimony, you may qualify for a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage.
In the state of Florida, there are several different types of divorce proceedings:
- The Simplified Dissolution of Marriage also known as a Simple Divorce;
- An Uncontested Divorce; and
- A Contested Divorce.
Read more below or come in to Peter Dennis law for your free consultation to see if you can in fact qualify for the Simplified Dissolution of Marriage process.
How much does a simple divorce cost?
The costs associated with a Simple Divorce are minimal, particularly if you compare the costs of an Uncontested Divorce or a Contested Divorce. They include the court costs as well as minimal attorneys fees.
Do I need a lawyer for a simple divorce (Simplified Dissolution of Marriage)?
Although this is a simplified way to get a divorce, and you probably should consult with and engage an attorney.
As part of the divorce process, you will be making disclosures regarding financial information, possibly filing financial affidavits, etc. Moreover, it is important to consult with a lawyer to determine whether you should go the simple divorce route even though you qualify for it. There are cases where speaking with an attorney can help determine that in your case, even though you qualify, a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage might not be right for your particular circumstances. See our blog post: Do I need a lawyer for a Simple Divorce?
Can I get a simple divorce? Do I qualify for a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage?
At Peter M Dennis PA, we offer a free consultation to help you determine whether or not you can obtain a simple divorce.
In order to qualify for the Simplified Dissolution of Marriage process, the following conditions must be met:
- Both parties must agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. In other words, both parties must agree that they are going to get a divorce.
- The couple does not have any children together, the wife is not pregnant, and the wife did not give birth to any children during the period of the marriage.
- The couple can agree on how the property will be divided. Remember this includes both assets and liabilities such as mortgages, etc. A written agreement specifying division of property must be filed with the court.
- Neither spouse is asking for spousal support (also known as alimony).
- Each spouse has filed financial affidavits with the court or each spouse has waived the filing of these affidavits.
- Each spouse is willing to give up the right to trial and to appeal, is willing to appear at the clerk’s office to sign the petition and attend the final hearing.
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