The decision to file for divorce may top the types of stressful decisions you will make in your lifetime. Aside from the emotional feelings that accompany the end of a long-term relationship, there can also be assets to distribute and children to care for through the process. With the average divorce taking approximately a year to resolve, a Fort Myers divorce attorney who has experience wading through the steps to finalize divorce proceedings may relieve some of the pressure during lengthy negotiations as he or she guides you through the steps.

Florida does not require either spouse to prove fault. In a divorce the court may consider matters such as child custody, child support, property division or alimony, which is why it can be advantageous to have representation through a Fort Myers divorce attorney.

Uncontested Divorce Procedures

Florida residents can choose between two types of divorce filings. The first is an uncontested divorce, where both parties agree to the dissolution request and all issues in a case. An attorney is only permitted to represent one party in an uncontested divorce or in any Florida family law case. Uncontested divorces may often prove to be a more affordable option if the parties are in agreement as to all of the issues and it may preclude a court appearance. An experienced Fort Myers divorce attorney may be able to help guide you through the process of a Fort Myers divorce. To prepare for an uncontested divorce please call on the Law Offices of Shawn Seliger for assistance

Contested Divorce Filings

A Fort Myers divorce attorney may be needed for cross-examinations and ensuring that the court receives all appropriate documentation of child custody matters, income, expenses, debts, assets or other financial matters. If an agreement is reached, the terms are recorded through formal court documents and filings to complete the regular dissolution of marriage. If a particular case does not settle, it proceeds to a non-jury trial where the judge will make a case ruling. To prepare for a contested Fort Myers divorce, call on the Law Offices of Shawn Seliger for assistance at 239-333-0077 OR fill out the online contact form.

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