Question: What questions need to be answered to get an uncontested divorce in Florida?
The first question that needs to be answered in “what will happen with your marital assets?” Simply, marital assets are those assets that you and your spouse have acquired during your marriage – a house, cars, personal property, bank accounts, and so on.
Often, there are at least a few ways to fairly divide the marital assets. You need to agree on one of them if you want an uncontested divorce.
The second question that you need to answer for an uncontested divorce is “what happens with your marital debts?”
Similar to how assets are treated, in an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse will need to agree on how the marital debts are divided. Marital debts are simply those debts that were incurred during the marriage no matter who actually owes the bank or creditor – and typically includes mortgages, credit card debt, car payments, personal loans, and any other payments to creditors.
The third question that you need to answer addresses if there will be any alimony, and if so, how much and for how long.
Lastly, if you and your spouse have children, then you are going to need to address the fourth and fifth questions that commonly come up in an uncontested divorce – time sharing and child support.
The judge will almost always approve of your proposed time sharing schedule as long as you are not proposing something very odd or difficult to accomplish. Also, the child support amount will be approved as long as it was calculated according to the Florida Child Support Guidelines.