This is the first post in a series of articles which will discuss the question of how long a divorce can be expected to take in the state of Florida. I feel it is necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that the time it may take to complete a case is a main question for those considering the end of a marriage. This is understandable given that this is a major life decision and you need to plan your life appropriately. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Melbourne lawyer.
I will be writing on a number of topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will be analyzing include:
- How long does an uncontested Florida divorce take?
- How long might it take to complete the contested process?
- Why some contested cases may take longer than others
- Whether you can obtain a “quick” divorce in Florida
I am writing on these topics for a number of reasons. First, an uncontested divorce can be completed relatively quickly in our state as there is a simplified process for such matters. Utilizing this process will, however, require that the parties be in complete agreement on all issues. Second, how long the contested process may take will depend on the complexity of the case and the willingness of the parties to compromise. Third, understanding the types of issues which can make a contested case take longer is important to having realistic expectations as to what you should expect. Finally, while the uncontested process is straightforward, one must be a resident of the state for at least six months before filing.
If you are considering ending a marriage then it is important that you discuss your situation with an attorney as soon as possible. The longer you stay in a bad situation then the greater the impact on issues such as the division of marital property, the calculation of spousal support, etc. I am a Melbourne divorce lawyer who practices solely in the area of domestic relations law. I understand that the current situation will have a dramatic impact on your life. My office will give your case the attention it deserves and we strive to provide quality service. Contact us online or by telephone to schedule an initial consultation. We also service clients in the Brevard County cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.