By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
There are different requirements for a contested divorce and an uncontested divorce in terms of the documents needed for a final hearing on divorce here in Palm Beach County, Florida.
For uncontested divorces, the following documents need to either be in the court file by the time of final hearing, or presented to the judge at the time of final hearing:
1. Marital Settlement Agreement signed by both husband and wife covering issues of division of marital assets and debts, and provisions for children if any.
2. Financial affidavits of both husband and wife.
3. Child support guidelines worksheet if children are involved.
4. Certificate of attending parenting class by husband and wife, if children are involved.
5. Notice of social security numbers.
6. Notice of any related cases such as criminal or domestic violence.
7. Disposition sheet showing the case is disposed of by a judge not a jury.
8. Support information sheet giving information on both husband and wife, payor and payee.
9. Final testimony sheet which names the parties, children, addresses, driver’s licenses, employers.
10. Income deduction order for child support, which notices employers to automatically take monies out of paychecks of the payor.
11. Notice of final hearing served on all parties.
12. Draft of final judgment to attach to marital settlement agreement, time sharing schedule and parenting plan.
There may also be a qualified domestic relations order QDRO to transfer retirement plans (marital assets) and there may also be a quit claim deed to transfer real estate.
This is a complete file for an uncontested divorce decree in Palm Beach County. If you are seeking a divorce in Palm Beach County, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com for more information.