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Understand Your Rights

A divorce attorney can help you understand the laws in your state and how they apply to your situation. They can also explain your options for moving forward and help you make informed decisions about your next steps.

negotiate a fair settlement

If you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement on issues like property division, child custody, or alimony, a divorce attorney can help you negotiate a fair settlement. They can represent your interests and advocate for a resolution that is in your best interests.

navigate the legal process

The divorce process can be complex and overwhelming, especially if you are not familiar with the legal system. A divorce attorney can guide you through the process, handle paperwork and court filings, and represent you in court if necessary.

FAQ

A divorce decree is a legal document that is issued by a court at the conclusion of a divorce case. It spells out the terms of the divorce, including how the couple’s assets and debts will be divided, whether alimony will be paid, and how custody and visitation of any children will be arranged. The divorce decree is a legally binding document that must be followed by both parties.

To file for divorce in Florida, you must follow these steps:

  1. Determine if you meet the state’s residency requirements. To file for divorce in Florida, at least one spouse must have lived in the state for at least six months before the divorce case is filed.

  2. Prepare and file the appropriate divorce papers. In Florida, you must file a petition for dissolution of marriage and other required forms with the court. These forms can be obtained from the clerk of court in the county where you will be filing for divorce.

  3. Serve the divorce papers on your spouse. You must formally deliver a copy of the divorce papers to your spouse, either by having a third party do it for you or by using the state’s process server.

  4. Wait for your spouse to respond to the divorce papers. Your spouse has 20 days to respond to the divorce petition after being served. If your spouse does not respond, you may be able to proceed with an uncontested divorce.

  5. Attend the final hearing and obtain a divorce decree. If your divorce is contested and you are unable to reach an agreement with your spouse, you will need to attend a final hearing where a judge will make decisions about your case. Once the judge issues a divorce decree, your divorce is final.

In California, the length of time it takes to get a divorce can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. In general, the divorce process can take at least six months from the date the petition is filed. However, if the parties are able to reach an agreement on all issues, the process can be completed more quickly. If there are disputes that need to be resolved, the process can take longer, possibly several months or even years. The best way to get a more accurate estimate of how long it will take to get a divorce in California is to consult with a local divorce attorney.

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