Uncontested Divorce in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, FL

In some cases couples may agree to divorce and in even fewer cases couples may agree to equally divide their assets and liabilities and in even fewer cases couples may agree on the amount of child support to be paid and on visitation/time sharing.  However, in most cases even if the couples are amicable and think they can resolve the end of their marriage without hiring a lawyer each couple must realize they are potentially taking a great risk by not seeking legal counsel.  

Unfortunately, divorces, even uncontested divorces, can become a very complicated matter. Usually both of the parties may be suffering emotional strain and may not be thinking clearly in making decisions about finances and children which will affect them the rest of their lives.  It is always helpful to consult with an experienced family law attorney who can look at your particular situation in a non-emotional manner and give you competent sound legal advice.  At the Law Offices of Peter E. Perettine in Boca Raton, Florida, you will be able to consult with an attorney who is available to answer any and all questions you may have concerning your divorce.

Filing Divorce Papers in Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Florida

Filing an uncontested divorce, may be the most uncomplicated way to disconnect, however, it does come with its own set of rules. First off, to file an uncontested divorce, at least one of the members must have lived within the state for six months. Both parties must agree that no alimony will be granted and they must not have any children under the age of 18. All terms and obligations must be harmonized and neither party should expect any money or financial support.  A petition for simplified dissolution can be filed with the Clerk and Comptroller’s office, so long as proof of residency, a marital settlement agreement, and financial affidavits are validated.


Though it is completely possible to file an uncontested divorce without an attorney, it is not recommended. The reason for this is that unrepresented parties could misunderstand their legal rights, responsibilities and even potential grantings. The paperwork required for an uncontested divorce can be found online or at a local courthouse. However, for such an important decision and event in one’s life–hire an attorney to represent your best interests. Call the  Law Offices of Peter Perettine in Boca Raton Florida to make sure you are protected.

Settlements in Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Fl

When it comes to a divorce one of the most vital concerns is the division of property. In most cases Florida tends to be an “equitable property division state”, which is understood as a judge’s overall ruling. To make a decision the judge considers a number of factors which includes the length of marriage, economic circumstances, and the desire of each party. However, with the help of an attorney, a divorcee can negotiate a marriage settlement.  

The Law Offices of Peter Perettine in Boca Raton Florida serves clients in Palm Beach and Boca Raton, FL

Divorce can be a complicated matter. Both parties may be hurt and confused when it comes to a resolution. In order to get what is owed to you by the full extent of the law you need an attorney. The Law Offices of Peter Perettine in Boca Raton Florida is available for all inquires concerning divorce and legal matter.

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