15 Dec Florida’s Simplified Divorce Procedure for the Married Couple Without Kids
Under Florida’s Dissolution of Marriage (divorce) statute (Florida Statute §61.052 (2014)), a dissolution of marriage will be granted if the marriage is irretrievably broken and/or due to the mental incapacity of one of the parties. Additionally, in the State of Florida, the currently married couple may also qualify for what is known as a Simplified Dissolution Proceeding. The simplified divorce procedure is an excellent tool for the married couple that does not have children/dependents, does not have a spouse seeking alimony and does not have any property that is being argued over in terms of minimizing the cost, time, and headaches that are commonly associated with the divorce process.
Do You Qualify for the Simplified Divorce Process?
In order to qualify for this simplified divorce procedure:
1. The non-filing party does not deny that the marriage is irretrievably broken;
2. The couple does not have any minor (or dependent) children, the wife does not have any minor or dependent children born during the marriage, and the wife is not now pregnant;
3. The couple has come to an agreement as to how to divide the assets and liabilities;
4. There isn’t any alimony being sought;
5. Each spouse has filed financial affidavits with the court or you have waived the filing and are satisfied with the disclosure received by the other spouse;
6. Each spouse is willing to give up the right to trial and appeal;
7. Each spouse is willing to go to the clerk’s office to sign the petition;
8. Each spouse is willing to go to the final hearing
Free Simplified Divorce Consultations
If you are considering filing a dissolution of marriage petition in the State of Florida, don’t hesitate to give us a call for a Free Consultation and speak directly with an Attorney at +1.786.309.8588.