If you are a Florida resident considering divorce, you probably have many questions. Here are some important answers.
Do I Need an Attorney?
Technically, no. The Florida judicial system has all the forms you need online. If you and your spouse fill out the forms thoroughly and follow the procedures, you may be able to end your marriage with no outside assistance. This works best if you agree on the terms of the split. The do-it-yourself divorce does not work so well if you disagree on child custody, financial support or property division issues. Disputes mean you may be dealing with a contested divorce Tampa, in which case you may want a lawyer to help you deal with the complexities and the stress.
How Long Does it Take?
That depends on many factors. An uncontested split may take as little as a month or as long as a year, depending how busy the courts are. Each area of dispute can add weeks or months to the timeline. Mediation is generally quicker than litigation, but resolving conflict always takes time.
How Much Does it Cost?
Costs vary widely. Marriage dissolution forms are provided free of charge, but you need to … Read More