What is a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage?

Did you know that Florida offers a type of divorce that is relatively quick and painless?  This type of divorce does away with most of the mandatory financial disclosure requirements of other types of divorce, and you may be able to schedule a final hearing within a month of filing your paperwork.

What I am describing is known in Florida as a “simplified dissolution of marriage.”

Generally, a simplified dissolution of marriage is ideal for cases where there is a short-term marriage, no children, few (if any) shared assets, and you and your spouse are on good speaking terms.

Keep in mind that Florida does not allow everyone to go through the simplified process. You can only file for a simplified dissolution of marriage if all of the following statements are true:

  • You and your spouse have not had children together, either by birth or adoption;
  • The wife is not pregnant;
  • Either you or your spouse (or both) have resided in Florida for at least six months prior to filing for divorce;

  • You and your spouse are unable to repair your marriage;
  • Neither you or your spouse are seeking alimony;
  • Both you and your spouse are prepared to voluntarily exchange financial affidavits;
  • You and your spouse are prepared to agree on how to divide your assets and liabilities in a marital settlement agreement;
  • You and your spouse are willing to waive your right to trial and appeal; and
  • You and your spouse are willing and able to appear together at a final hearing.
If you and your spouse do not qualify for a simplified dissolution of marriage, you may be a perfect candidate for a collaborative divorce or an uncontested divorce.
Additionally, if you and your spouse have attempted to file for a simplified dissolution of marriage on your own, and you have run into some unexpected roadblocks, a Florida family law attorney can assist you in clearing the path and bringing your case to completion.
If you wish to retain a Florida divorce lawyer and have questions regarding simplified dissolution of marriage, you may schedule a consultation with The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., by calling us at 813-443-0615 or filling out our contact form.
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About Adam B. Cordover, Attorney-at-Law

Adam B. Cordover is a collaborative family law attorney and managing shareholder of The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. To learn more about The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. or to schedule a consultation, call us at 813.443.0615 or visit us online at www.abcfamilylaw.com. Attorney Adam B. Cordover is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. His office is located at 412 East Madison Street, Suite 824, Tampa, Florida 33602.
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3 Responses to What is a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage?

  1. Attorney NJ says:

    No doubt, collaborative divorce is the best dissolution of marriage in which both the partners is settle down by yourselves with the help of divorce lawyer.

  2. Orlando Law says:

    Agreed. If only more people had the ability to proceed with these conditions.

  3. True collaborative divorce can be the best option for divorce.

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