Uncontested and Simplified Divorce
Parties are often able to resolve their divorces without court intervention. These types of proceedings are often referred to as “uncontested divorces.” There are, however, two types of divorce proceedings that are applicable when parties agree on everything -- uncontested and simplified. Each has specific requirements.
Despite the agreed settlement, you are still required to file the required paperwork to receive your Final Judgment of Divorce. Failing to file the correct paperwork can delay your case and even cause your case to be dismissed. This leads to another filing fee and the process starting over from the beginning.
Lee County, Florida, is unique from other parts of the state when resolving family law matters. In Lee County, finalizing family law matters --including divorce-- does not require a court appearance (often referred to as a Final Hearing in other venues). If your paperwork is in order, you will receive your divorce without ever having to visit the courthouse.
During Andrew’s service as a family law Magistrate, he frequently witnessed improperly-filed uncontested and simplified divorces. The cases were often dismissed but the parties believed they had met all of the requirements. Hiring proper legal counsel is critical to providing as fast and as painless a resolution as possible.
If you have resolved all issues and you are only seeking to have your divorce finalized, Andrew Bokan can represent you to ensure all of your paperwork is properly prepared and filed. After some brief information, he will provide you with a low, flat rate (not to include filing fees) to prepare and file your paperwork without you ever having to appear -- and he’ll ensure it’s done right the first time. Please contact Andrew A. Bokan for information on your uncontested divorce and request rates.