Uncontested Divorce Attorney in Sarasota, Florida
An uncontested divorce is a divorce where the parties have agreed upon the issues prior to the filing of the divorce petition. Once the parties agree, a Martial Settlement Agreement is drafted and filed along with the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. The other party then signs an answer and waiver, which allows the Petitioner to move forward and obtain a Final Judgment. In most counties, an uncontested divorce can only be finalized by the Petitioner appearing at a short hearing before the Court.
Attorney William J Leininger is able to help assist in drafting the necessary documents and preparing the Martial Settlement Agreement and Parenting Plan. Additionally, we will advise you as to the consequences of the agreement, ensuring that you have considered all issues that must be addressed in a settlement. It is also important that you are informed of the applicable laws so that you can make an informed decision when entering into the agreement. Once the Marital Settlement Agreement is finalized and executed by both parties, the agreement and Final Judgment can be submitted to the Judge to be approved and ratified. It is always beneficial to settle a divorce without the stress and expense of a divorce trial. However, this is only possible if both parties are willing to agree to the terms of a Marital Settlement Agreement. Otherwise, the parties will proceed with a contested divorce.
Please call us at 941-727-5555 or contact him online, and request a Free Consultation! Please note that appointments with Mr. Leininger can be scheduled for Mondays through Saturdays, including some evenings.