What are the different types of divorce?

What are the different types of divorce?

So you hear about divorce all the time, but did you know there are different kinds?  There are different means of getting a divorce and different classifications.  Which do you fall into?  If you ever are confused by the different terms, we are here to help!  

We know it gets complicated so here is a brief rundown on the different classifications of divorce that you could fit into as you move through the process.

Uncontested Divorce

Much like simplified dissolution cases, you have an uncontested divorce if you and your ex-partner agree to the issues. You may have an uncontested divorce as a parent of a minor child or children, however, you and your former spouse must settle matters such as custody and visitation yourselves.

Contested Divorce

Due to different factors, you and your ex-spouse may struggle to agree on anything, much less the serious issues at hand in your divorce. In a contested divorce case, you and your former partner have not reached a settlement regarding your responsibility for marital debts, how you will divide your shared assets, or issues regarding your children.

Simplified Dissolution of Marriage

Simplified dissolution of marriage cases involve marriages that do not include minor children or current pregnancies. For such a case, you and your ex-spouse must agree to how you will share your marital debts and divide your shared assets. Neither you nor your former spouse will receive alimony from the court in a simplified dissolution of marriage.

Tampa Divorce Attorney

You may be thinking, “Where can I find a divorce lawyer near me?” Anton Garcia Law’s family law attorneys are compassionate, experienced and dedicated to representing your best interests.  Contact us today!  Serving the following Florida areas:

  • Tampa, St Petersburg
  • Land O’ Lakes
  • Lakeland
  • Plant City
  • Downtown Tampa

If you are looking for a Tampa family law attorney, look to Anton Garcia Lawa 2021 and 2022 SuperLawyer “Best Attorney” award winner. Our office is located near beautiful downtown Tampa, where we proudly serve clients from around the state of Florida.