Weston is located in Broward County and has a population of over 65,000 residents. Money Magazine has ranked it among the 75 best places to live in the country. If you are thinking about dissolving your marriage, Weston simplified divorce lawyer Carmen Soto may be able to help. Ms. Soto has practiced family law for more than 15 years, and her staff speaks Spanish and English. Moreover, since we are located directly across the street from the new Broward courthouse, we will not need to charge you travel costs or parking fees related to court proceedings. This is because family law matters involving Weston residents are heard in this court.Understanding Simple Divorce Procedures
Whether you are filing a simple divorce or a regular petition for dissolution, you need to prove to the court that you meet the residency requirements. You need to establish that one of you lived in Florida for at least six months before petitioning for a dissolution of marriage. Your residence may be established by showing a valid Florida driver’s license, a Florida identification card, or a Florida voter registration card. These forms of identification must be issued to you at least six months before you petitioned for divorce. You may also submit testimony or an affidavit from someone who knows that your spouse or you have lived in the state for over six months.
With a simple divorce, your spouse and you both ask the court for a divorce. You may only get this type of divorce, as opposed to a regular dissolution of marriage, if your spouse and you do not have dependent or minor kids from the marriage, the wife is not pregnant, and you complete a financial affidavit related to your property and finances, as well as a property settlement agreement. Your spouse and you will need to work out who will pay for any liabilities and how your assets will be divided. This process may become complex, and seeking the assistance of a simplified divorce attorney may help Weston residents protect their interests.
You must file a property settlement agreement even if you do not own property together with your husband or wife. Your spouse and you must agree that you cannot save your marriage, and neither of you may ask for alimony. Both of you must agree that you forfeit the right to go to trial or pursue an appeal.
Generally, your spouse and you must sign a simple divorce petition. Both of you also must attend a final hearing for divorce. If the judge determines that you do not meet the standards for a simple divorce, you will need to petition for a regular dissolution of marriage. This petition allows you to go to trial and to appeal a judge's ruling if you disagree with it.
A simple divorce petition must be typed or written in black ink in print. Both of you will need to sign this petition in front of a deputy clerk, although you do not need to go into the clerk's office at the same time. You will need to offer a picture ID.Contact a Simplified Divorce Lawyer in the Weston Area
Even if your spouse and you agree on most issues, simple divorce may present emotional and financial challenges for families. Contact us at 954-523-0703 or via our online form to set up a free appointment with Weston simplified divorce attorney Carmen Soto. We offer flexible payment plans to accommodate our clients’ financial circumstances. Carmen Soto also assists people who need a child support lawyer or guidance in other family law matters.