The Family Matters Logo

Uncontested Divorce Lawyer in Miami, FL

At The Family Matters Law Firm, we’re dedicated to taking the stress of your divorce proceedings off of your shoulders so you can find peace of mind.
Schedule a Meeting Now

What is Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both spouses agree on all issues involved. This divorce is in contrast to a contested divorce, which occurs when both parties are not in total agreement and need a judge to decide divorce matters for them.

An uncontested divorce is typically faster and easier than a contested divorce. If you and your spouse are seeking a stress-free divorce process, hiring an attorney can help you qualify for an uncontested divorce and move forward from the marriage faster.

What Does a Couple Need to Agree On in a Florida Uncontested Divorce?

For a divorce to qualify as uncontested in Florida, the couple must agree on every issue related to dividing their shared lives. If you and your spouse are having trouble agreeing on any of the following issues, you can consider mediation to settle these issues out of court:

  • The division of a business
  • The division of real estate, personal property, or any other asset
  • The allocation of outstanding debts
  • Alimony
  • Child support
  • Child custody

Do You Qualify for a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage in Florida?

If you and your spouse both agree on the terms of the divorce and qualify for an uncontested divorce, you may want to consider a simplified dissolution of marriage. This is the fastest way to end a marriage in Florida, but not all couples qualify.

To qualify for a simplified dissolution, you and your spouse will need to meet these requirements:

  • Both spouses agree the marriage is irretrievably broken
  • Have no minor children from the marriage
  • Not be currently pregnant
  • Neither spouse is seeking alimony
  • Complete a Financial Affidavit, which is a written declaration about your finances
  • Complete a property settlement agreement, which dictates division of property and debt issues
  • Attend the final divorce hearing

One or both spouses must also have lived in Florida for the past 6 months to qualify. Our experienced Florida divorce attorney team can help you determine whether this is the right path to a divorce for you and your spouse.

What Are the Steps of an Uncontested Divorce in Florida?

The first step in filing for an uncontested divorce is ensuring that you and your spouse qualify. First, to file in Florida, either you or your spouse must have lived in Florida for at least six months. You must also be in agreement on the legal reason for divorce and all issues in the divorce.

Once you are sure you qualify for an uncontested divorce, there are several additional steps to complete, including some important paperwork:

  • Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases
  • Petition for Divorce
  • Child Support Guidelines Worksheet (if you share minor children)
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act Affidavit (if you share minor children)
  • Family Law Financial Affidavit
  • Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Notice of Social Security Number

We can manage the filing and fees in order to help you avoid missteps that could complicate the process. The next step would be to schedule your divorce hearing and receive your final divorce decree.

At The Family Matters Law Firm, we want your divorce to be as painless as possible. If you qualify for an uncontested divorce, that’s a great start. Our experienced divorce lawyers can walk you through these steps so you can focus on your future. Contact us today for a strategy session to discuss your unique case and coordinate your next steps to pursue an uncontested divorce.

Ask a Question,
Describe Your Situation,
Request a Consultation

Call (305) 701-2901 or fill out the short form below. We will usually respond within 1 business day but often do so the same day. Don’t hesitate, your questions are welcome.

* Required Fields

Your Information Is Safe With Us

We respect your privacy. The information you provide will be used to answer your question or to schedule an appointment if requested.

Schedule A Case Review

Click to Call (305) 701-2901

Why Choose The Family Matters Law Firm ?

The Florida Bar Small Logo

Legal concerns with family can cause intense stress and have far-reaching effects. This can be especially true when children are involved. You also have a lot of financial interests in a family law case, so you must partner with the right attorney. The team at The Family Matters Law Firm is the right choice for these reasons:

  • We understand family. The Family Matters Law Firm offers our clients a family-friendly environment. We understand how delicate legal issues are with spouses, partners, and children.
  • We speak Spanish. Language barriers shouldn’t be a problem when you work with our firm. We speak Spanish and can understand your personal concerns.
  • We have the experience and skills. Family law is not something anyone should take lightly. Our attorneys have been practicing law for more than 20 years. We understand the critical aspects of family law and the essential steps with each case.

How Can a Florida Divorce Attorney Assist You?

Working with a divorce attorney is an effective way to navigate your divorce case efficiently and ensure that you and your spouse take all of the necessary steps for an uncontested divorce. Your attorney can provide all of the following services:

  • Walk you through the steps of the divorce process
  • Help you understand paperwork and forms
  • Determine whether you qualify for an uncontested divorce in Florida
  • Provide legal advice and guidance
  • Communicate with your spouse on your behalf
  • Assist with mediation, if necessary

How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Florida?

The minimum time an uncontested divorce may take is 20 days. In Florida, uncontested divorces have a mandatory 20-day waiting period from the date of filing. Additionally, if you and your spouse have minor children, you must also attend a mandatory parenting course within 45 days of filing the petition.

If you and your partner require mediation to agree on issues within the divorce, this process may take longer. Typically, the more you and your spouse agree on going into the divorce, the faster the proceedings will be.

However, with the help of a divorce lawyer, you can streamline your uncontested divorce and begin moving forward.

Contact The Family Matters Law Firm today to schedule a strategy session to discuss the unique details of your divorce case and determine whether you should pursue an uncontested divorce.

Professional Associations

Schedule A Case Review

Click to Call (305) 701-2901

Contact The Family Matters Law Firm

Are you ready to schedule your strategy session? Complete our online form and we will get in touch with you right away.

Ask a Question,
Describe Your Situation,
Request a Consultation

Call (305) 701-2901 or fill out the short form below. We will usually respond within 1 business day but often do so the same day. Don’t hesitate, your questions are welcome.

* Required Fields

Your Information Is Safe With Us

We respect your privacy. The information you provide will be used to answer your question or to schedule an appointment if requested.

Real Clients, Real Testimonials

  • Honest very Fair Reasonable Compassionate will not run your bills please give her a chance she has represented me for 5 Yrs just a good person she won all for me more than that she is very helpful. Just a example It took 5 yrs my Ex was Very Angry Sadly she found a Attorney who promised here everything she wanted just lies after lies he was a very Cruel Human being just drained her she spent over 250k and ended up receiving 225k as Equity Distribution
    My prayers for all is to Settle no point in Litigation However if your Attorney plays with your Emotions and lies to you it will end in very painful state .THATS WHY BE CAREFUL WHICH ATTORNEY YOU CHOOSE VERY IMPORTANT OR like be you will be Bankrupt and Almost Homeless.
    I had good friends and family who helped my Attorney I owed her over 50k which was very Noble of her Emily Philips to Trust me and I did pay her but she didn't have to do very few Attorneys will do that .
    So Consult with Emily Philips before u decide on a Representation..
    Shalom

    - Denis Thali

  • Emily Phillips helped my family navigate and win a difficult child custody case. A wise, tough lawyer who cares about her clients. She was a godsend after 3 very bad lawyers.

    - Megan b

  • Ms. Phillips is an extremely empathetic and professional Lawyer. She handled our Petition of Guardianship, and 2 Last Will and Testaments, in a very swift and detailed manner. Upon my Father's passi g on, she reached out to our family, offering her condolences. She has clients for Life in myself and my family!

    - Nora Adler

  • The most effective, intelligent and caring divorce lawyer in Miami.

    Emily Phillips successfully helped me to resolve a highly bitter divorce case with an excellent outcome! My ex was unreasonable and only out for blood and revenge. Her attorney only cared about taking my money and padding his pocket by filing lawsuit after lawsuit. He didn't care about the effect of litigation on my child. Emily put a stop to the shenanigans. She is a bright, intelligent, caring, reasonable, and most importantly, a very effective lawyer!

    - anonymous

  • Best Divorce Attorney

    Hired Emily thru a Friend Reccomendation in 2011... Very Honest Understanding Down to earth Person,,, Doesnt up sell or makes False Promises says it as it is . Very Logical and upfront ...I went thru 2 Trails and she won it all. The opposing Lawyer was a Bluff Promised my EX everything and ended up with nothing...

    - Denis

  • Partner

    Emily has been helping us on all our closings. She has always provided us with an exceptional service and we are looking forward working with Emily on our next deal.

    - anonymous

Recent Blogs & News

Can I Conduct a 1031 Exchange Before a Divorce?

These days, with the U.S. economy on unstable ground, and with many Floridians still recovering...

How Can I Keep My Family Business Separate Property after Marriage in Florida?

It’s one of the more commonly asked questions on the topic of property division: how...

What Are the Reasons to Consider a Separation Agreement? A Florida Divorce Lawyer Explains

Separating from a partner can be a difficult decision for both, whether you choose to...

View All Blogs

2 S. Biscayne Boulevard Suite 2200, Miami, FL 33131

Schedule A Case Review

Click to Call (305) 701-2901

Hours Of Operations


Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
The experienced attorneys and staff at The Family Matters Law Firm are here to serve you Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We understand that divorce is not a decision anyone takes lightly and want to help you move through the process as painlessly as possible. Call us at (305) 701-2901 to discuss your case. If you contact us outside of business hours, we will respond to you when our office opens the following day. We’re here for you because family matters.

Divorce & Family Law Office Location in Miami, FL

© Copyrights 2022. The Family Matters Law Firm. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by Law Firm Marketing Pros

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship.