Uncontested Divorce Attorneys in Melbourne, FL
Client-Focused Representation in Straightforward Divorce Cases
Uncontested divorces are the most common way that people divorce. An uncontested divorce is the simplest and most affordable way to separate, offering the spouses a chance to end the marriage with dignity, and less legal fees compared to a contested divorce.
You can file an uncontested divorce when you and your spouse agree on the major issues that arise during the process, including:
- Parental responsibility and time-sharing
- Amount of child support and the duration, if any
- Amount of alimony to be paid and the duration, if any
- Division of property
- Division of debt
If minor disagreements arise, the couple can try to resolve it together or seek the help of a mediator. Our uncontested divorce attorneys in Melbourne, FL can represent you and assist you in the mediation process.
Discuss your legal needs with our firm by calling (321) 248-1011.
Advantages of an Uncontested Divorce
One of the biggest advantages of filing an uncontested divorce is the cost, which is kept low since the couple does not have to resort to court proceedings. The divorce can be completed by submitting the necessary documentation, paying only the court filing fees and attending one court hearing. An attorney may be hired for a low cost to assist with document completion and attendance at the final court hearing.
One overlooked advantage of uncontested divorce is the ability to stay out of court. Litigation can become a tedious, drawn-out process that often creates additional tension between the spouses. On top of that, it may be financially draining. An uncontested divorce resolves your divorce issues with certainty, without the uncertainty of a court ruling on one or more legal issues.
When Uncontested Divorce Is Not an Option
There are instances where an uncontested divorce may not be the ideal option for a couple. If there is a major power difference, whether it is emotional or financial, it can affect the process as one spouse may have significantly larger earning power. This does not have to lead to a contested divorce, as a couple can submit any issues that are being disputed to mediation. This process still saves time and money by avoiding litigation.