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Types of Divorces
An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties agree on every aspect of the dissolution. While you may think that you do not need an attorney for an uncontested divorce, you may be wrong. Signing an agreement from your spouse without knowing your rights or entitlement can be hazardous to your lifestyle. You should contact Attorney Justin Hausler, experienced in Florida family law, to discuss the drafting of a proposed Marital Settlement Agreement and (if applicable) Parenting Plan.
A contested divorce is one where a Petitioner files a complaint to be served on their spouse for dissolution of marriage. A contested divorce may still be settled through the mediation process, settlement negotiation, or it may go to trial with a Circuit Judge. If the parties wish to remain in control of their destiny, they’ll want to try to settle the case amongst communication between lawyers/parties or during mediation. You will always have a better chance of walking away from the divorce satisfied by reaching a settlement, rather than letting a Judge (who doesn’t know you,or your family) make the decisions.
If you have been served with a divorce petition or are considering serving your spouse, call Attorney Justin G. Hausler,to help you through the process.
The court will consider the amount of time each spouse has spent with the children, any relevant home life/lifestyle issues of each spouse and the ability for each spouse to provide a home for the children. If the parties are able to come to a settlement, Parenting Plans can be as flexible or restrictive as the parties wish. If no settlement is reached, the Judge has the power to grant many types of time-sharing arrangements that he/she finds appropriate for the circumstances.
Division of Assets and Liabilities
If the parties cannot agree on a fair division of assets and liabilities, the court will decide for them. The court may not necessarily divide the assets and liabilities evenly. The Court makes a ruling based on equitable distribution while taking several factors into consideration, including income, non-marital assets, liabilities, alimony and the conduct of the parties in being truthful about assets and income.