uncontested dissolution of marriage with marriage settlement agreement

UNCONTESTED NO APPEARANCE DIVORCE
MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
NO CHILDREN

Represented by Attorney - $299

There are jurisdictions in Florida where the court will grant your petition for divorce without requiring you to appear in court no matter where in Florida you reside. If the parties agree on the issues, I file all required pleadings and the court will mail the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage directly to you.

Questions? Call 561-389-2022 or email

FAQs for Uncontested No Appearance Divorce

How long does this process take? 

30 to 60 days from today. Or about 30 days from the day I am in receipt of the completed pleadings and the filing fee has been paid.

Is this type of divorce legal?

Yes. Completely. It's just less expensive and quicker. And remember that some court systems are really backed up because of the recent pandemic. Since there is no face to face contact in this procedure there is no long waiting period.

You've done this before, right?

Yes, hundreds of times.

 

How and when do I pay?

I begin as soon as you pay a total legal fee of $299. Court costs of $413 can be paid at any time before the documents are filed. Pay here or phone my office. If you cannot afford to pay the filing fees you can apply for financial assistance when you file. You may be granted full or partial relief, or be offered a payment plan. Remember however that if you are not approved for assistance you will have to pay the full filing fee before your case can continue.

 

What if I have questions?

Of course you'll have questions. I will be your attorney of record and I will answer your questions. Call, text or email right now.


What does my spouse need to do?

In order to use this service, you and your spouse must agree on the issues.  I will prepare and send you the completed documents for you and your spouse to sign except for the financial affidavits that the parties will have to fill out themselves. I will supply the financial affidavits for the parties to use.

What if we can't agree on the division of our property and debts?

It's important to have this conversation with your spouse before you hire me for this service. You must be prepared to tell me how you and your spouse have agreed to divide your property and debts. The court doesn't care how you divide your property as long as there is financial disclosure to the other party. That's what the financial affidavits do. 

 

Does your service include the preparation of a QDRO for retirement accounts?

The division of a retirement does not always require a Qualified Domestic Relations Order. Please call my office before hiring my services if you have a retirement account that the parties want to divide. If a QDRO is required there may be additional fees involved.

Does your Marital Settlement Agreement include complex or extensive property division?

Important consideration; I am not being hired to assess your legal rights concerning the division of your property. A large and/or complicated estate requires legal assistance to protect the parties. Or even if you have any questions regarding what your rights are in the division of marital property, you must obtain independent counsel.

Is this service right for me?

I offer this service to individuals who have the right to get divorced in a Florida court, do not have minor children in common and who agree on the division of their property and debts after financial disclosure.

Remember, legal fees are only $299, you will not appear in court and you will receive your Final Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage in the mail or by email.

How long do I have to live in Florida to be considered a resident?

You must have been continuously living in Florida for at least the past six months. 

Why isn't this type of divorce available if we have minor children in common?

The legal system wants to ensure your child's rights are adequately protected. A detailed parenting plan and the determination of child support takes more time than this abbreviated procedure allows.

 

Is there a Contract for Legal Services?

The Contract for Legal Services is found on the CONTACT page. You are agreeing to its terms by making a payment either online or by phone. Your payment of $299 is a non refundable flat fee.

 

Can the Wife restore her Former or Maiden Name?

Yes. It is accomplished easily and at no extra cost in this procedure but is costly if done after the case is concluded.

 

Are there any time limits for your clients to be aware of?

This procedure shouldn't take long to complete because the parties are already in agreement. If my client doesn't respond to my request for information or doesn't return documents for filing within a reasonable time frame I will be relieved from any further duties under our contract. I believe 90 days for a response or submission is reasonable.

How do I get started?

Review this site. Call me if you have questions. Go to the CONTACT page and click the "Make Payment Here" button. I'll get right on it.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice the Law Office of Michael Wheeker is not accepting any new cases. This will not affect current clients and the office is not closing. The Payment Page will normally accept payments for fees or court costs from current clients but no new clients at this time please. 

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice the Law Office of Michael Wheeker is not accepting any new cases. This will not affect current clients and the office is not closing. The Payment Page will normally accept payments for fees or court costs from current clients but no new clients at this time please.