Unfortunately, the divorce proceedings that follow are often anything but civil or friendly. Divorces may be times of tension and uncertainty. When the spouses are unable to resolve the issues between them, the divorce is known as a contested divorce.
In such cases, it is important to consult a skilled Hillsborough County family lawyer who can help guide you through the divorce process with as little distress as possible.
If you have questions about a Florida contested divorce, Caveda Law Firm, P.A. has answers. We have been helping residents of Tampa, Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County for more than 22 years. Contact our Tampa divorce attorneys today by calling (813) 452-6090. Let us put their legal expertise to work for you.
As an experienced family law firm and attorney, we understand that divorce involves discussion of personal matters and we pledge to make those discussions as stress-free as possible. When emotions get in the way and it is not possible to discuss matters rationally with your spouse, the matter must be settled by a judge.
In some situations, individuals react violently when advised that a divorce is being contemplated. If this situation sounds familiar to you, we can help you with the possibility of having your spouse ordered out of the house and away from you.
In Florida, the only requirements for obtaining a divorce are that at least one spouse has resided in the state for a minimum of six months prior to filing the case and that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Fault is not considered in granting a divorce, although it may be considered under certain circumstances in the award of alimony and determination of time-sharing (custody) issues.
Some of the more common issues involved in contested divorces include:
Division of property and debts
Alimony / spousal maintenance
There are many significant decisions involved in a divorce. At the Caveda Law Firm, P.A., our goal is to guide you through the divorce process while helping you achieve the best circumstances as you begin a new chapter in your life.
Meet your Tampa divorce attorney, David Caveda, P.A.
Divorce is a highly emotional and traumatic experience for everyone involved.
Those considering a divorce often do not know their legal rights and obligations, which makes consulting a Tampa Bay divorce lawyer an absolute necessity. A knowledgeable Tampa divorce attorney will work closely with you, analyzing your situation and helping you make the best decisions possible.
If you have questions about an uncontested Florida divorce, Caveda Law Firm, P.A., has answers. We have been helping residents of Tampa, Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County for more than 22 combined years. Contact us today by calling (813) 452-6090. We can help you now.
In Florida, the only requirements for obtaining a divorce are that at least one spouse has resided in the state for a minimum of six months prior to filing the case and that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Fault is not considered in granting a divorce, though it may be considered under certain circumstances in the award of alimony and determination of custody (time-share) issues.
For many people, getting through the divorce process with minimal aggravation is preferable. We encourage all our clients to work out as many issues as possible with their spouse before going to court.
The simplest divorce cases are those for uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce means that both parties agree on all issues affecting them, such as: child support, time-sharing (formerly known as custody and visitation), division of property and debts, and alimony. Each party must make full financial disclosure to the other.
Uncontested divorces usually are resolved much faster than contested divorces. Of course, an uncontested divorce is only possible in situations where the parties are willing to cooperate with each other and come to a full and complete settlement agreement an all issues. Sometimes communications break down and an uncontested divorce transforms into a contested one.
If you think an uncontested divorce might be right for you, allow us to help you through the process. Once the agreement is made, we will draw up a Marital Settlement Agreement and submit it to the court for a hearing. If you have started the divorce process on your own and have run into trouble, let us help you work it out.