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What is an Uncontested Divorce?

Posted by attorney Juna Pulayya

What is it?

In an uncontested divorce, both parties work out an agreement or settlement on all issues prior to the intervention of the circuit courts. An uncontested divorce occurs if both parties ultimately reach an agreement and file this agreement with the courts.

Roadblocks

An uncontested divorce will not be completed if there are certain issues that do not follow Florida Law. The big issue is child support; Child Support Cannot Be Waived no matter if both parties agree. There has to be a child support guideline worksheet completed. Further, when it comes to the parenting plan the best interest of the child takes precedence over any other issues. These are the two issues that come up a majority of the time in divorce actions.

Having an Attorney Review Your Paperwork

It is always good to have an attorney review your paperwork before you file or have the divorce finalized. Many times clients call and just want me to review the paperwork and more than likely I will charge a flat fee to review their paperwork, just to make sure it is fair and they will not run into any roadblocks or issues when filing with the court.

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