Some states may require that a couple be separated for a certain period of time before a final judgment of divorce can be entered. A common question when seeking a Miami divorce is whether or not Florida has a waiting period.
The answer is “kind of”. While there is no required separation period, Florida law does not allow a final judgment of divorce to be entered unless at least 20 days have passed since the petition was filed. However, a judge has discretion to enter a judgment sooner with good cause shown. This is good news for couples who wish to amicably end their marriage and seek a Miami uncontested divorce. In this type of proceeding, the spouses agree on all issues related to the dissolution of their marriage. This means the couple has entered a marital settlement agreement, or has agreed that there are no assets and debts to divide and no children to consider.
In an uncontested divorce, once all required case documents have been filed, the parties can proceed to a final hearing. Depending on the calendar of the family law judge who is assigned to the case in the Miami divorce court, a couple may be able to get a final hearing date and be divorced in as little as three weeks from the date of filing.
Your case doesn’t have to be time consuming or stressful. To discover your options in ending your marriage, call a Miami divorce attorney at Streets Law.