Tampa Divorce Lawyer
Separating from one’s spouse is never an easy thing to do, even if the relationship has clearly come to an end and dissolution of marriage is within everyone best interest. And not only can divorce be emotionally taxing, but financially and legally taxing as well. This is especially true when a divorce is contested.
At the law offices of de Beaubien, Simmons, Knight, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP, our Tampa divorce lawyers can represent you during your contested or uncontested divorce. Call our lawyers today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Contested and Uncontested Divorce in Tampa
Understanding the differences between a contested and an uncontested divorce, and the different obstacles and legal hurdles one may face depending upon the type of divorce they’re involved in, is important.
An uncontested divorce is the most ideal type of divorce case. To be sure, in an uncontested divorce, separating spouses are in agreement about all of the issues in a divorce, including:
- Property division;
- Child custody;
- Spousal maintenance; and
- Child support.
Because spouses have reached an agreement, they do notneed to ask a judge to make a determination about their divorce case, therefore simplifying the divorce process and resulting in fewer costs and a quicker divorce.
In a contested divorce, on the other hand, parties are notin agreement about the terms of the divorce. In many cases, a divorce will start out as contested and eventually move into the realm of uncontested after mediations.
Legal Support for Those Seeking Divorce in Tampa
Whether you are pursuing a divorce and that divorce is contested or uncontested, working with a skilled Tampa divorce lawyer is recommended. Indeed, even if your divorce is uncontested and you and your spouse agree about the terms of a divorce, you should neverfinalize your divorce without having your lawyer review all paperwork and terms of the divorce. Your attorney will ensure your best interests are protected.
Of course, if your divorce is contested, working with a lawyer is even more valuable. An attorney will navigate you through your legal options and Florida’s family laws, represent you during negotiations with your spouse and their attorney, explain to you the benefits of mediation, and represent you in a divorce trial if an out-of-court settlement cannot be reached.
Call Our Tampa Divorce Lawyers Today to Get Started
Working with an attorney from the onset of your divorce case is advised. Your attorney will handle all elements of your divorce case, from filing or responding to a divorce complaint to reaching a final divorce settlement.
Our law firm has more than 50 years of experience representing clients seeking divorce in Tampa and surrounding areas, and has a team of more than 55 dedicated attorneys ready to serve you. For your consultation with a Tampa divorce lawyer whom you can trust, please call us today or request information by sending us a message directly. We understand the sensitive and pressing nature of divorce, are ready to start working for you immediately.