Uncontested Divorce Attorney in Lake County, Florida
Divorces are notoriously stressful, time-consuming, and expensive. If you and your spouse agree about the various legal, financial, and practical terms of the divorce, however, you could expedite the process by filing for an uncontested divorce.
Both Florida and Georgia provide different avenues for seeking a divorce without having to go to court. Although you might have to appear before a judge or court-assigned arbiter or mediator, it can still be advantageous to retain an attorney. Doing so can make the process go more smoothly, as an experienced lawyer can ensure you file the correct paperwork and provide you with counsel, or even negotiate on your behalf.
If you are seeking an uncontested divorce in Lake County, Florida, or Newnan, Georgia, turn to the Law Offices of Jason G. Smith. We have helped thousands of clients settle their divorces fairly and amicably. You do not have to go it alone. Let our team be a resource for you!
To schedule a free in-person or virtual consultation, contact us.
Qualifying for an Uncontested Divorce in Florida and Georgia
The first step for getting an uncontested divorce in Florida or Georgia is qualifying. Both states require spouses to meet three qualifications.
In Florida and Georgia:
- Spouses must mutually agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
- One spouse needs to have lived in Florida for at least six months.
- Spouses should reach a consensus about the terms of the divorce. This could include the distribution of assets, child custody and support, visitation, and more.
How Long Do Uncontested Divorces Take in Florida and Georgia?
In Florida, parties can finalize an uncontested divorce in 30 days. In Georgia, parties can do the same in 31 days. These are the shortest periods that a divorce might take. Disagreements about the divorce’s terms, incomplete or missing paperwork, and other factors can extend the process.
Five Reasons to Still Hire a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce
Although you can go it alone, it is still a good idea to retain an uncontested divorce attorney in Florida or Georgia.
This is because a lawyer can:
- Give you peace of mind by ensuring you fill out all necessary paperwork and do not overlook any detail of the divorce process.
- Offer counsel on issues such as property division, alimony, and child support, allowing you to make informed decisions about what would be best for you and your family.
- Protect your rights from any potential violations and advocate for a fair divorce agreement.
- Minimize future disputes by assessing your divorce agreements.
- Review all documents before you sign them, which can help you to avoid costly mistakes or misunderstandings.
Even if you do not want to hire an attorney, here at the Law Offices of Jason G. Smith, we can help! For both Florida and Georgia uncontested divorces, we offer DIY divorce services. We can send you a packet of the necessary paperwork, so you do not have to worry about identifying and obtaining the correct forms. Not only that, but we offer lawyer coaching with this service. What this means is that if you have any questions concerning your case, our counsel can be at your disposal.
To reach our Lake County, Florida office, call (407) 634-2784. For our Newnan, Georgia office in Coweta County, call (678) 498-5270.