Most divorcing couples want to get the process over as quickly as possible. Fortunately, Florida offers you a “quick divorce.” Your divorce cannot be granted instantly because there are legal requirements that must be met, but we can help you obtain your divorce order as quickly as possible.
To obtain a Florida divorce, you must reside in the county where the divorce papers are filed and your spouse must be given at least 20 days to respond to the divorce petition. It is possible to shorten this 20-day period if you can establish that an injustice will result from the delay.
In order to obtain a quick divorce, you and your spouse must both agree that you want to end your marriage and agree on the terms of the divorce. In other words, you must be filing an uncontested divorce. The judge will schedule a meeting at the court and sign off on your settlement agreement and issue a divorce order.
Without the need to litigate disputed issues before the judge, you save time and money. The courts have busy dockets and the trial process can be complex and lengthy because the parties must conduct discovery to investigate the facts of the case and the evidence to be presented before the judge.
So, how do couples reach an agreement on all the issues involved in their divorce? Each of you should retain divorce counsel. As your attorney, we will make sure that you understand all of the issues that must be decided and negotiate them on your behalf. We can also explain the applicable law and what the court will consider a fair settlement. Having lawyers involved also helps keep the anger and emotions out of the negotiations.
If you are interested in keeping your divorce out of the courtroom and obtaining a quick divorce, contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm to schedule a consultation with a caring professional, and aggressive advocate for men’s rights in divorce, child timesharing (custody), and paternity matters.