What is an Uncontested Divorce?
To qualify for an uncontested divorce in Florida, the parties must meet three basic requirements:
- Qualify for state residency
- Agree on the reason for the divorce (also known as “dissolution of marriage”)
- Agree on the matters at issue in the divorce
1. State Residency
2. Reason for the Divorce
3. Agree on the matters at issue
Spouses must agree on the matters at issue in the divorce before qualifying for and filing for an Uncontested Divorce in Florida.
Matters at issue in the divorce, can include:
- How to divide real estate and personal property;
- How to allocate debts;
- Whether either spouse will pay the other alimony and, if so, the amount and duration;
- Child support, including responsibility for health insurance and related expenses;
- Child custody/visitation;
- Once the spouses agree on these issues the agreed upon terms must be put in a written marital settlement agreement