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Collaborative divorce is a relatively new concept to many people. It is a process designed as early intervention in disputes to be used instead of costly litigation. Because of it’s similarities with mediation, however, many people assume that collaborative law and mediation are the same thing.
You are heading for divorce, but would like to work things out with your spouse so that you don’t have to go through the War of the Roses (a movie that was funny and scary at the same time).
For many years, the only way to get your marriage dissolved was to have both spouses hire expert Florida divorce lawyers and battle it out tooth and nail.
I have recently received several phone calls from clients, who begin by asking Do you do Collaborative Divorce? When I answer in the affirmative, they are excited and usually mention that the previous attorneys they have spoken with have never heard of this new type of divorce.
An uncontested divorce means that the spouses agree on the division of marital property, alimony, and child custody, support, and visitation. The spouses sign a Marital Settlement Agreement and go to court for a quick hearing to finalize the divorce. The cost of an uncontested Florida divorce is usually minimal. It generally takes 30 days after the parties sign the Marital Settlement Agreement for the court to finalize the uncontested divorce. This time will vary depending on how busy the courthouse is, but an uncontested divorce with both spouse's participation is typically the fastest.
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