What is a Simplified Dissolution in Florida?

Posted on : August 23, 2018

Did you know that you might be able to move your divorce in Florida through the system much more quickly than you can anticipate?  While you might have the perspective that this is a costly procedure and one that can be extended over a long period of time, it doesn’t have to be.  

There are a few different avenues available to you and your soon-to-be-former partner when it comes to deciding how to terminate your marriage.  If you and your spouse are able to come to terms of agreement on your own, you may be able to streamline the process and avoid many of the most common downsides associated with ending your marriage.  

There are several other elements that must be met in order for a couple to move forward with the simplified dissolution in Florida such as:

  • Both individuals are willing to give up their right to a trial and an appeal.
  • Both parties can sign the initial Petition together at the Clerk’s office
  • Neither spouse is seeking alimony
  • Neither spouse is asking for additional financial information outside of what has already been provided in a financial affidavit.
  • Both spouses can agree on the division of debt and property.
  • There are no children together between the spouses and no impending pregnancy.  
  • Both parties are willing to attend a final hearing

At the Final Hearing, the judge will then grant a final judgment based on the dissolution of the marriage and the agreements already made between the two parties in advance.  This closes out the case officially and can allow you to move on with your life sooner rather than later.

However, you can also completely avoid the final hearing altogether by filing for a regular dissolution and filing a settlement agreement. There are not as many requirements for this type of case and you can waive the final hearing before the judge and streamline the divorce that way without ever stepping foot in the courthouse and this doesn’t take any longer than simplified.

Please contact us today to decide which approach is most efficient and best fit for you.

Posted in : Kevyn Noonan Hayes, P.A.

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