Simplified Divorce Attorney

Simplified divorce lawyer in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach offering options that couples can consider if they are interested in a quicker and less complicated process.  There are a number of stipulations that must be met in order to pursue a simplified or “simple divorce” in South Florida, and if you meet the criteria to be eligible for the process, it is up to you to determine whether you want an attorney to handle a divorce for you.

Simplified divorce does not require the involvement of an attorney, but it is highly recommended that you confer with an attorney knowledgeable about the  process in order to ensure that your best interests are considered.  At Klein Law Group, our attorneys in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale can provide you with skilled and experienced legal counsel and representation throughout the simplified divorce process.

The process for filing a simplified dissolution of marriage can be relatively simple and quick.  However the following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for a simplified divorce filing:

  • The couple has no minor children together and the wife is not pregnant
  • The couple has agreed on how assets, debt and property will be divided
  • There is no alimony being sought by either spouse
  • The couple is willing to give up their right to a trial and an appeal

If a couple meets the above criteria, and at least one spouse has resided in the state of Florida during the six months preceding the filing of the petition, then a simplified divorce can be sought.  This streamlined process allows a couple to go through the process with less combativeness than a traditional and may reduce the time and expense required to complete the process.

The simplified divorce process can offer many benefits over other types of divorce, but it is not right for everyone.  If you are considering a divorce in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale, it is in your best interests to discuss your options with an experienced attorney that understands the process.  At Klein Law Group, we can help you determine if simplified divorce is right for you and can provide solid legal guidance and representation so you can get through the process as quickly and easily as possible.

Free Simplified Divorce Consultation in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale

If you are considering a simplified divorce in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.  During this meeting, you can learn more about the advantages, find out what is required in order to pursue this type of divorce in the state of Florida, and can get the guidance needed to help you determine if the process is right for you.

Contact Our Boca Raton Divorce Law Firm

For additional information about divorce in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach, call the Boca Raton attorneys at Klein Law Group at 561-367-5166 or fill out the form on the side of this page and one of our lawyers will call you.

Divorce gives you the freedom to start fresh.  At Klein Law Group, our lawyers in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale are dedicated to helping you move forward with confidence.

Florida Simplified Divorce FAQs

If a couple wishes to pursue a simplified divorce, they must first meet some basic qualifications to determine their eligibility – the couple must have no minor children together (and the wife must not be pregnant), both parties are in agreement on the division of marital property and liabilities, no one is seeking alimony, and both parties must agree to give up their right to a trial and appeal.  If the above criteria are met and the marriage is considered beyond repair, and one or both spouses have resided in the state of Florida during the last six months or more, then a petition for the dissolution of marriage can be filed.

Once the petition is filed, all financial information must be disclosed by both parties and the parties must meet with a judge within 30 days.  During the meeting before the judge, there can be no motions or pleadings filed unless permission is granted from the judge.  However, if there is disagreement on the valuation of certain assets, the couple may hire one specialist witness.

If you and your spouse are in agreement to end your marriage, including how to divide assets and liabilities, with no issues of alimony or dependent children involved, then a simplified divorce can provide a relatively quick and painless way to end a marriage. By opting for simplified divorce, there is no long, drawn-out process involved in dissolving the marriage. Rather, all decisions are made collaboratively by both parties on their own terms. This makes the process less costly, limits stress and shortens the time it takes to dissolve the marriage.
The process of a simplified divorce is similar in nature to that of a collaborative or mediated divorce. Before the petition is filed, a couple may go through mediation or collaborate together on how to divide marital property and must reach a full agreement. However, in a simplified divorce, there can be no minor children involved and no alimony requested. All that is involved is a division of property and debts. Collaborative and mediated divorces can occur even if there are other decisions related to children and alimony that need to be addressed.
If you have decided that your marriage is beyond repair and wish to dissolve the marriage, and you have no minor dependent children together and neither party is seeking alimony, then you may want to consider filing a simplified divorce. This process requires that you come to an agreement on your own on how to divide marital property and debt. Furthermore, it includes a willingness by both parties to give up their right to a trial or appeal. If you meet this criteria and can come to an amicable resolution, then the process of filing can be less time consuming, less expensive and less emotionally draining than other types of divorce.
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