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In a collaborative divorce in Florida, will I still go to court?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a collaborative divorce in Florida, will I still go to court?

Collaborative divorce is designed around not going to court. The parties meet outside of court and they reach an agreement outside of court. However, once the agreement is reached, at least one party does have to go to court to what's called an uncontested final hearing which is a very quick court hearing where the judge looks overall the documents and signs off and officially divorces the parties. Only one party has to be present at an uncontested final hearing who's the petitioner, but the respondent is welcome to attend if they would like.

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...


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