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Fort Walton Beach Uncontested Divorce Attorney

Fort Walton Beach and Shalimar, Florida, Divorce Agreement Lawyer

While there is no such thing as an “easy” divorce, the closest thing to it is an uncontested divorce. Unlike a litigated divorce, an uncontested divorce does not have to last many months, draining both parties financially and emotionally. In an uncontested divorce, you may be able to accomplish your legal goals in a matter of weeks, reducing your cost in every sense of the word.

For more than 20 years, I, attorney Steven J. Gilpatrick, have been offering compassionate legal counsel and pragmatic representation to the residents of the Florida Panhandle. I am a strong believer in the value of uncontested divorce as my experience with the Florida Department of Children and Families has given me a unique insight into how damaging the divorce process can be for children.

I am prepared to do everything possible within the law to help make your uncontested divorce a success. Call my firm at 850-651-4488 to set up an initial consultation.

Uncontested Divorce: An Amicable Divorce Negotiation

Along with the intangible benefits of avoiding stress and additional emotional damage, the main advantages of an uncontested divorce are less cost and time. Over time, I have noted that when both parties are actively engaged in the decision-making process, they are much more likely to follow through after the settlement, avoiding future litigation.

In an uncontested divorce, the parties reach a general agreement before filing for divorce. I help them take the general agreement and organize it into a coherent legal format so a judge can sign off on it. By going this route, you will not have to appear before a judge, attend any hearings or step foot in a courthouse. It also allows you to reach an agreement that may not be possible in a contested divorce due to the rigidity of the process.

Fort Walton Beach Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

If you are considering an uncontested divorce, it is in your best interest to contact me today to arrange your initial consultation.