If you and your spouse have decided to file for divorce, you may want to file an uncontested divorce. In order to do so, you and your spouse must reach an agreement on all the issues involved. In other words, you and your spouse have reached an agreement and simply need to present it to the judge.
The days of being required to provide the court with specific reasons the marriage has failed are over. It is not necessary to allege that one of the spouses is “at fault.” Common examples of fault allegations were abuse, adultery, and insanity. Now you can simply claim that both spouses have decided that they no longer wish to be married. This is often referred to as “no fault divorce.”
An uncontested divorce is the quickest and most affordable way to end your marriage. However, you cannot merely agree that you want to divorce each other. You must also reach an agreement on all the issues that arise when you divorce. This includes matters such as how to divide the assets, the child custody arrangement, visitation rights and the amount of child support to be paid.
If a couple is unable to reach an agreement on all of these issues, a judge will resolve the dispute for you. In Florida, divorce law requires equitable distribution rules to be applied in property division disputes and the best interests of the child standard is applied to determine custody. To learn more about the best interests of the child standard, please read our blog titled “Best Interests of the Child: How Does the Court Determine It?”
If you and your spouse believe that you can reach an agreement on all the issues involved in a divorce, let us help you take advantage of a quick and simple way to divorce.
Whether your divorce is amicable or full of disputes, we are here to help. Contact the knowledgeable attorneys at the Men’s Divorce Law Firm. Our office is located in Orlando, Florida, but we proudly serve husbands and fathers across the State. The firm also serves men out of state with child custody interests in Florida.