Attentive Fort Lauderdale Lawyers Offer Efficient Path to Dissolving a Marriage

Skilled Florida attorneys help clients seek uncontested divorce

At Greco Law, PLLC in Fort Lauderdale, we represent clients in Palm Beach and Broward counties in uncontested divorce proceedings and take action to protect clients’ interests, even when they assume the breakup will be amicable. Though the legal process in an uncontested divorce may be simpler, issues and concerns can still come up that require the assistance of an attorney, and we are highly experienced at handling all aspects of Florida marriage dissolution. If you need advice on filing for divorce, would like your proposed settlement agreement reviewed or want to understand how changes to the law impact your case, we will give you an honest and thorough explanation of what to expect throughout your case.

The basics of uncontested divorce

When spouses can agree on parenting and financial issues, they may have the option of filing for an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorce is a relatively simple process to expedite the dissolution of a marriage and has minimal court involvement. Even a contested divorce can transition into uncontested case if the parties are able to negotiate a divorce settlement before the matter goes to trial. Regardless of how simple or complex your case may be, we can maximize the likelihood that your divorce proceeds smoothly and with minimal delay.

Who is best suited for uncontested divorce?

Because uncontested divorce requires both spouses to agree on every issue, it is not necessarily suitable for every case. Spouses without minor children and/or with limited or no shared assets are typically best positioned to use this process. In these situations, there is often very little to decide, and the court’s role becomes more administrative. Uncontested divorce might be more difficult to achieve in highly complex breakups, and we will carefully assess whether this process is a good fit for you.

How does the legal process work?

In addition to agreeing on all issues, at least one party to the uncontested divorce must have lived in the state at least six months prior to filing and both spouses stipulate the marriage is irretrievably broken. To speed up the case, it is common practice to file the proposed divorce settlement with the initial petition, and if the non-filing spouse waives the right to receive service of the divorce papers, the case is expedited even more. In total, the average uncontested divorce can be processed in four to six weeks. Making a mistake or leaving out information can greatly delay your case. We have an extensive and thorough understanding of the law and will handle your case with the utmost care.

Contact a knowledgeable Florida law firm today to schedule an initial consultation

At Greco Law, PLLC, we represent clients throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties, and the surrounding areas, in uncontested divorces. Call 754-233-4100 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Fort Lauderdale office.