Orlando Simplified Dissolution & Annulments Attorney
Nobody wants to go through a regular divorce. The process can be lengthy and costly. It can also be a very emotional situation. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simplify the process?
You can in Florida, if you meet the requirements. There are two main alternatives to a regular divorce: a simplified dissolution and an annulment. There are differences between these too, though. With a simplified dissolution, you acknowledge that the marriage existed and you will end up divorced when it’s finalized. With an annulment, on the other hand, you are trying to prove that the marriage is void and never existed.
Which should you choose? Do you even qualify for either one? Find out more by contacting Orlando simplified dissolution & annulments attorney Steve W. Marsee, P.A. Attorney at Law.
If you and your spouse can agree to all the issues in a divorce, you qualify for a simplified dissolution. You must agree to all the following:
- You and your spouse both agree that the marriage cannot be saved.
- You and your spouse have no minor children together and the wife is not currently pregnant.
- You and your spouse have worked out the division of assets and liabilities and you are both satisfied.
- Neither spouse is seeking alimony from the other.
- You both are willing to go into the clerk’s office to sign the petition (does not have to be done at the same time).
- You and your spouse can attend the final hearing at the same time.
- You are willing to give up your right to trial and appeal.
Getting a marriage annulled is not an easy task because you are trying to show that your marriage was null and void. In Florida, your marriage must meet one of the following requirements:
- You can annul the marriage if you can prove that your spouse was already married at the time you both got married.
- If your spouse did not disclose that they were impotent, you can annul the marriage.
- If you were forced or coerced to get married against your will, then the marriage can be annulled.
- If your spouse withheld important information from you, and would not have married your spouse based on this information, then the marriage can be voided.
- Lack of consent. A marriage is void without consent. Those who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol or have a mental disability cannot give consent.
- Underage spouse. If either spouse is underage and they married without the consent of their parents, then the marriage can be annulled.
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The usual divorce process can be costly and lengthy, making things stressful for all involved. There are ways to shorten the process and make things easier, but you do have to qualify.
Orlando simplified dissolution & annulments attorney Steve W. Marsee, P.A. Attorney at Law can assess your situation and help you find the easiest and most cost-effective solution. Schedule a consultation with our office today by filling out the online form or calling 407-521-7171.