Dedicated Tampa Attorney Handles Uncontested Divorces
Florida firm guides clients who have agreed on custody and property matters
Sometimes, both spouses agree that their marriage should end and don’t have any disputes over issues such as property division or spousal support. Under Florida law, people seeking an uncontested divorce can cut down on time and expense if they meet certain qualifications. At the Law Office of Patricia Palma, P.A. in Tampa, we advise clients on Petitions for Simplified Distribution and other options that exist when there are no conflicts over divorce terms. Attorney Patricia Palma has 18 years of experience handling all types of divorces and can safeguard your rights while completing your marital dissolution in a prompt, cost-effective manner.
Skillful lawyer assists with hearings and marital settlement agreements
If you believe that uncontested divorce might work for you, our firm will give you a thorough overview of the process, including:
- Eligibility — Not every Florida couple can take advantage of the simplified dissolution procedure. Before you file a petition, you must affirm that you have no children under the age of 18 and that the wife is not pregnant. Also, both parties must agree in writing to the uncontested divorce process and a division of property and debts. Finally, neither spouse can seek alimony in this arrangement.
- Hearing — Even if there are no conflicts for a court to resolve, divorcing spouses are required to appear at a brief hearing. We will represent you during this proceeding and assist with any questions regarding eligibility, residency or your marital settlement agreement.
- Possible disadvantages — No matter how long you’ve been married or how much you think you know about your spouse, key information might be hidden. The traditional adversarial approach to divorce might reveal assets or behavior that you previously did not know about. If you are unsure about what approach will work best in your case, our firm will offer knowledgeable guidance.
In uncontested divorce cases and other family law matters, we always provide clear, open communication so that you can make informed decisions at every stage of your case.
Contact a diligent Florida attorney for representation in an uncontested divorce
The Law Office of Patricia Palma, P.A. handles uncontested divorces and a full range of family law matters for Gulf Coast clients. Please call 813-693-5158 or contact us online to schedule a meeting at our Tampa office.