The Difference Between A Simple Divorce and a Simplified Divorce

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

There is a difference between a simple divorce and a simplified divorce that the lay person who is not a divorce lawyer would not know.

Some divorces are “simple” because the husband and wife agree to everything without futher negotiation, disclosure or court hearings to compel information.  These types of divorces go off without a hitch because both parties are on the same page as to terms, intensity, mind set, purpose.  They are the nicest, most amicable divorces created.

A Simplified Divorce is an entirely different animal.  It is a legal term of art, meaning that there is no marital home to divide, no marital stuff or property to divide, no children to provide for, no marital credit card debt, no mortgages, no car loans, no nothing to divide at all.  That is the meaning of a simplified divorce. 

Where it is only the marriage that needs to be obliterated, then the husband and wife can file for a simplified divorce. In Palm Beach County, Florida, both parties MUST be present at the final hearing on divorce to assure the judge that there are no children, no property, no assets, no debts.   

Most cases require a divorce in the normal course with marital assets and debts and sometimes children.  One of the parties has to be present at the final hearing in Palm Beach County.   For more information about 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.

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