Miami, FL asked in Divorce for Florida

Q: I live in Florida. Trying to get a simplified divorce. Do we have to appear in court? Before we can get this divorce.

Married less than a year. Getting a simplified divorce? No property, no kids. In Florida, its stated we have to appear in court before we get a divorce, but my husband got an attorney for himself. Will I be served by the attorney and just sign the papers, or do we still have to go to court as they stated in Florida before we can get the divorce?

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Nicole Ferry
Nicole Ferry
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If it is a simplified divorce, you are required to attend a final hearing. It may now that your spouse has an attorney become what we call an uncontested divorce. If during that process you both agree, (assuming your county has an uncontested packet), neither of you will not have to appear. I would contact the attorney to see what route he is taking.

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