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Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Divorce is never easy, especially when one spouse contests the divorce papers. If you are currently feeling the strains of divorce or separation, it is important that you contact Simpson & Paull, P.L. At our firm, we are proud to provide outstanding representation and dedicated legal counsel to clients throughout Florida who are facing a variety of complicated divorce concerns. We know how emotional these issues can be, so we strive to provide you with representation that you can trust.

We understand that this time in your life can be difficult and that this may feel like an uphill battle. Let us take the weight off your shoulders and help you move forward. For more information about the Florida divorce process, contact our attorney today at Simpson & Paull, P.L.

Seeking a Divorce in Jacksonville Beach

There are a few things that need to be considered when you and your attorney review your divorce case together. Each marital breakup is unique, and our legal team is equipped to assist you with every aspect of this new chapter in your life. Attorney Diane Paull aims to provide compassionate guidance and goal-oriented advocacy in a variety of divorce situations, including:

If you’re dealing with any of these frustrating family situations, get the help you need. Reach out to us in Jacksonville Beach today to set up a consultation. We proudly represent clients throughout the area, including residents of Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Nocatee, Florida.

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What to Expect in a Florida Divorce

The laws surrounding divorce in Florida are different than in other states, and may even differ by county. At Simpson & Paull, P.L., we strive to make sure you truly understand the divorce process and that you feel a sense of confidence in making informed choices for you and your family. Two kinds of divorce cases are summarized below:

Uncontested Divorce

In an uncontested divorce in Florida, both you and your spouse agree on all issues ahead of time. This includes marital property, marital debts, responsibility for attorney fees, issues relating to minor children, and more. You’ll settle these concerns in a signed "marital settlement agreement" (also called a divorce settlement), and complete a financial affidavit within 45 days of serving the divorce paperwork. Then, both of you will attend the final divorce hearing.

Contested Divorce

When spouses are not able to agree on the division of marital property, marital debt, and/or issues involving minor children, this may result in a contested divorce. After one spouse files divorce papers and the other spouse answers them, both will go to trial in front of a judge. Unlike in an uncontested divorce, the judge will make decisions on all issues.

You may feel overwhelmed by this new chapter in your life. Let us help. Our attorney will strive to uphold your rights during the divorce process, fighting on your side with compassion and resolve.

Determining Grounds for Divorce in Florida

Florida is a no-fault divorce state. This means that you don’t need to explain why your marriage ended. Instead, to file for divorce, you only need to state that your marriage is ‘irretrievably broken,’ with no chance of repair. Our divorce attorney in Jacksonville Beach is here to help you determine other grounds for your divorce that may be applicable in your unique situation.

At Simpson & Paull, P.L., we have decades of experience providing valuable representation to our clients, and we want to help you seek only the best possible resolution for you and your family. Whether you are looking to contest a divorce procedure, have an amicable split, or if you simply have questions and concerns about grounds for your divorce, do not hesitate to contact us to set up a meeting. If you live in Jacksonville Beach, Nocatee, Jacksonville, or Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, we're prepared to offer you dedicated guidance from start to finish.