Uncontested Divorce Lawyers in Naples
Tenacious Legal Advocacy For Residents in Lee & Collier Counties
In certain circumstances, divorces do not have to be long, complicated, and expensive. Some Florida residents may be eligible to participate in an uncontested divorce, which is also called a simplified dissolution of marriage.
At Family First Legal Group, we know firsthand that divorce cases can cause significant stress in a person's life. You can count on our Naples uncontested divorce attorneys to provide you with the help you need to get through your divorce in an effective and timely fashion. Clients in Collier & Lee Counties will have a committed team of lawyers and staff who are experienced in helping individuals reach a divorce settlement prior to a trial.
Looking to settle a divorce without a trial? Our lawyers in Naples and Cape Coral can guide you through the process of an uncontested divorce. Call us today at (239) 319-4441.
Requirements for an Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce is the most straightforward way to end a marriage if the spouses are in agreement over the terms of the divorce.
To qualify for an uncontested divorce, the couple must fulfill several requirements, including:
- Spouses agree that the marriage is broken and want an uncontested divorce
- The wife is not pregnant
- There are no children under the age of 18
- At least one spouse has lived in Florida for at least six months
- Neither spouse is seeking alimony
- Spouses agree on the division of property and debts
Spouses who meet these requirements can file a petition for simplified dissolution of marriage with the county clerk’s office where either spouse resides. If you and your spouse have prepared and signed a written agreement as to how your property and debts will be divided, you can file this with your petition.
Prior to the divorce being processed, you and your spouse will need to attend a short hearing in a family law court. The judge will verify that you meet all the requirements and have submitted all the necessary paperwork for a simplified dissolution of marriage. Upon verification that everything has been completed, the judge will sign the final judgment and you will be officially divorced.
Protect your legal rights by calling our Naples uncontested divorce lawyers at (239) 319-4441. Family First Legal Group represents clients in Collier County and Lee County.