Orlando Uncontested & Contested Divorce Lawyers

The Law Offices of Michael R. De Canio assist clients with two main types of divorce:

  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Contested Divorce

What is an uncontested divorce?

In an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree on all aspects of the divorce—child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and property division. Couples may arrive at a divorce agreement by themselves or through the help of a divorce attorney in Orlando. Divorce lawyers often use mediation or negotiation to help couples settle their issues. Michael R. De Canio was a Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator and continues to be a skilled negotiator.

After the lawyer draws up a marital settlement agreement and schedules a final hearing with the court, Florida uncontested divorces usually proceed very quickly. Aside from being less stressful and moving quickly, uncontested divorces are far less expensive than litigated divorces. Especially during tough economic times, couples seek more affordable divorces, and the majority of divorces in the United States today are settled outside of court.

Hiring an experienced divorce attorney in Orlando ensures that your rights and interests are protected.

What is a contested divorce?

A contested divorce occurs when the spouses cannot agree on the divorce terms. Usually one or more issues are in dispute. For example, perhaps the couple cannot agree on the type of custody for their children. They may disagree on how their assets should be divided or on the value of a family-owned business or other property. Whatever the unresolved issue and whatever methods used to resolve them, in a contested divorce, spouses arrive at an impasse. Consequently, they must take their divorce matters to court and allow a judge to decide for them.

A formal trial process begins, with each spouse represented by an Orlando divorce lawyer. Once a divorce goes to trial, it may take months or years before reaching a final decree. Considerable expense may be involved.

If trial cannot be avoided, hiring a competent and experienced divorce lawyer is the best way to save on costs. Mr. De Canio is an aggressive trial lawyer that protects his clients’ interests. He treats opposing counsel and the spouses they represent with dignity and respect, and works efficiently and effectively to resolve your matters in the most timely way possible.

Get legal help from an experienced divorce attorney in Orlando

Find out how we can help you deal with uncontested or contested divorce. Contact the Law Offices of Michael R. De Canio today for an initial consultation.

MRD Family Law | Divorce

If you need help resolving a family law dispute while protecting your family's physical, financial and emotional well-being, contact the Law Office of Michael R. De Canio today for an initial consultation.

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