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Ending a marriage can be quite complex and emotionally overwhelming. Additionally, being unfamiliar with the divorce process can leave you vulnerable to legal pitfalls which can lead to an unfavorable settlement. It is imperative to retain legal counsel from a skilled family law attorney, who can help you obtain the best results possible and protect your rights and best interests from start to finish.
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we are committed to resolving difficult matters and providing personalized and compassionate legal solutions for our clients. With more than three decades of collective legal experience, our Dayton Beach divorce attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of your case in order to obtain the most favorable settlement.
Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Florida
There are two main types of divorce: contested and uncontested divorce. Contested divorces happen when one or both spouses disagree on one or more terms of a divorce agreement, while uncontested divorces occur when both spouses agree on every single item on the divorce decree.
When couples disagree on one or several issues, they could resolve their differences through mediation prior to appearing for a final hearing to seek approval for their proposed settlement agreement. During mediation, couples have the opportunity to reach an agreement on their own terms and avoid the court process.
However, when couples cannot reach an agreement after going through the mediation process, they must go to trial. When a divorce goes to trial, the legal process typically costly and long—possibly taking a year or so to finalize. In the end, the judge will decide on all contested issues.
On the other hand, when couples agree on every single divorce issue, they can seek a “simplified dissolution or marriage.” In addition, to agree on all terms of the divorce agreement, you and your spouse must not have any children under the age of 18, the wife cannot be pregnant, and neither spouse is seeking alimony. A simplified divorce can take as little as three months.
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Our Daytona Beach divorce attorneys can review your situation, listen to your concerns, and make sure your needs are addressed. Whether you are going through an uncontested or contested divorce, we are committed to helping you transition into the next chapter of your life.
Contact us at (888) 785-6548 to schedule a consultation for more information about Florida divorce today.