A simple divorce is one in which there are no children, no property and no debts to be divided, and no children are expected at the time of entry of the final judgment.

An uncontested divorce is one where the parties have reached an agreement regarding all pending issues.

A contested divorce is one where the parties have not reached an agreement or are unable to reach one, and the issues can only be resolved by a judge, at trial. A contested divorce may turn uncontested prior to trial, once the parties settle their issues. If you are facing a divorce, whether an uncontested or a contested divorce, you should concentrate in protecting your time sharing with your children and exercise your parental responsibilities, obtain distribution of property to which you are entitled and limit your debt and other obligations, including attorney’s fees and costs.

Florida is a no-fault divorce state. This means that nobody needs to prove why he or she is getting divorced. The only requirement is that you have lived in Florida for more than 6 months prior to the date of filing of your petition for divorce and that your marriage is irretrievably broken, which means that there is no chance of reconciliation.

At Maritza Gonzalez, P.A. it is our philosophy that family law cases resolve more favorably when settled out of court. While the majority of the cases settle out of court, for some cases, litigation cannot be avoided. If that should be the case, then at Maritza Gonzalez, P.A. we will vigorously protect your interests in court.