S. G. Morrow & Associates, P.A. has years of experience as Divorce Attorney Miami. Sometimes marriages don’t work out, and when that happens, you want to get a divorce as quickly — or at least as painlessly — as possible. If you are in Florida, there are a few things you should know before you file for a divorce. Their team of outstanding attorneys will be able to answer any questions you have and guide you seamlessly through this process.
Here are a few common questions people seeking a divorce attorney in Miami ask:
Do I have to go to court during my divorce procedure?
Short answer, not really. If you file for a divorce and both parties agree, everything can be settled without ever stepping foot in the courtroom. However, if one party contests the divorce, it more than likely will go before a judge.
How long do divorce proceedings in Florida usually take?
In Florida, it doesn’t matter who files first. If everyone is on the same page and is in agreement on everything (from assets to child support and alimony), the divorce could take up to six weeks. But if there are disputes or any uncertainties and the court has to get involved, the divorce could take four to six months, sometimes up to a year.
Do I need to prove anything in order to get a divorce in Florida?
Unlike some states, all you have to do in Florida is ask for a divorce. Technically, you have to prove that the marriage is “irretrievably broken,” meaning it can’t be fixed through marriage counseling or any other means. For the other party to prove otherwise will be difficult. Also, one party has to be a resident of Florida for the six months immediately before the divorce.
Can I file for divorce in Florida if I can’t find my spouse?
Yes. But there have to be several steps you take and a certain reasonable amount of time per step before you can file for a divorce. Even if you file for a divorce, you cannot sue for alimony or child support until your spouse is physically found. A divorce attorney in Florida will be able to outline those steps and time periods.
Can one Florida divorce attorney represent both parties?
It is not wise to hire one Florida divorce attorney to represent both parties. The attorney is being paid to be your adversary and look out for their client’s interests. It is, in the very least, a conflict of interest.
Should I represent myself?
Unless you have legal training, or unless the case is extremely simple, your best bet is to hire a divorce attorney in Florida. There is certain legal jargon, rules and responsibilities you may not understand and may cost you big if you self-represent.
If you need legal consultation, contact the Law Offices of S.G. Morrow & Associates, P.A. They will be able to help you through your divorce with little to no hassle. They are a team you can count on.