Should I File A Contested Or An Uncontested Divorce In Florida? What's The Difference? Which Would Work Better For My Situation?
Florida is a no-fault state for divorce, so the parties can get divorced without proving any reason beyond irreconcilable differences. Some issues of fault could come into play, such as the division of marital property, alimony, and child support.
Uncontested divorces are the quickest and least expensive. An uncontested divorce happens when the parties are able to agree on all issues related to the divorce, including issues such as division of marital property, alimony, child custody, and child support. If the couple is able to agree on all of these issues, they can put their agreement in writing, and the divorce can be quick and may be inexpensive.
A contested divorce occurs when the spouses do not agree with the terms of the divorce. They may disagree on how much the marital assets are worth and how they should be distributed. They may disagree on parenting time with the children and how child support will be calculated. If the divorce is contested, the process will begin with a lawsuit, followed by discovery, and if the clients are not able to settle the case there will be a contested hearing on all or some of the issues.