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Pembroke Pines Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

Know The Difference Between Both Divorces in Broward County

An uncontested divorce in Pembroke Pines means both parties agreed on all terms before trial, including the distribution of assets. A contested divorce occurs when the couple cannot have a mutual agreement successfully due to inevitable disagreements.

Many people do not realize that they have these options. If you and your spouse are parting amicably, an uncontested divorce may be a less expensive and less stressful alternative. However, if your separation is due to heated issues, you may proceed with a traditional contested divorce.

What Is Uncontested Divorce?Couple getting a divorce

An uncontested divorce is possible when both parties are able to agree on all terms of their divorce, including spousal support, child support, property division and child-related issues. To prevent a potential conflict of interest, a lawyer may represent only one side at all times. However, the other spouse is free (and highly encouraged) to have a legal professional review any agreements prior to executing them.

Through a series of negotiations or revisions, both parties may ultimately reach a comprehensive settlement agreement and proceed to a final hearing.

What Is Contested Divorce?

Many divorces start uncontested but regress into a contested divorce when couples cannot reach mutually acceptable agreements or represent themselves on a pro se basis. In a contested divorce, each spouse retains separate legal representation in most cases. Any negotiations over property division, alimony and child custody, parenting plans, and time-sharing are handled through legal counsel. When both cannot reach an agreement, the case will quickly move forward to mediation to prevent a trial before a judge. If mediation proves ineffective, the case will then proceed to trial where the Judge will make the decisions for the parties.

Which One Is Right For You? We Can Help You Find Out.

At the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-area Law Office of Jerome P. Ventura, P.A., we represent clients in uncontested and contested divorce proceedings. Our founding attorney, Jerome Ventura, has over 25 years of experience helping couples sort out their differences through negotiation, mediation, or litigation.

Contact Us Today To Learn More

Whether you want to pursue an uncontested divorce or prefer a more traditional approach, we will strive to protect your rights and meet your goals. Call (954) 280-6119 to arrange an appointment. For your convenience, evening appointments are available.