Yes, it is possible to get divorced in ONE DAY.
This is the "no-court" FAST Divorce.
After (over) twenty years of practice, I have painstakingly created a process in which I can complete all paperwork, file your divorce papers, provide a Final Judgment to the Court and have you divorced quickly, sometimes even in one day. You can be divorced in one day, not months, not weeks, but one day. (And it isn't as expensive as you think.)
IN MOST CASES, GETTING YOUR DIVORCE IS A LONG, DRAWN OUT, PAINFUL PROCESS.
MY SYSTEM AVOIDS THAT PROCESS COMPLETELY.
In the "normal" divorce, for those people who are NOT using MY system, it can feel like it takes forever. The length of time is due to the regular, slow, dragging and painful regular legal process. No matter how big or small your county may be, no matter how many employees at Court Administration may promise to help, it is ALWAYS SLOW.
My way is not just faster, it is the difference between night and day, the difference between a week (sometimes a day) and a year. I have found a way to defeat the timetable. It may have taken me twenty years to figure it out, but I have. I'm willing to share it with you because no one should be trapped.
People always ask me: why does it take so long?
The answer is simple: THIS IS THE "USUAL" DIVORCE PROCESS:
-First the petition is filed.
-Then the petition (and accompanying documents, usually about 12 or 13) is processed by the clerk.
-Then a summons is drafted and issued.
-Then the non-filing spouse is served. (THIS CAN TAKE A LONG TIME)
-Then you wait twenty (20) days for that person to file an answer.
-Then the Court sets a case management conference (usually 90 days)
-Then Mediation is set (you wait another 30 to 90 days.
-How long to get a trial date? (unfathomable)
AND SO ON.
This ancient, idiotic process, just to get some overworked judge to have a conversation with you, even if you and your spouse agree on everything can take six months to a year.
MY METHOD IS ONE WEEK, SOMETIMES EVEN ONE DAY.
You and your spouse come to my office and within two hours, your papers are drafted, notarized (by me, no extra charge) and electronically filed with the clerk. You heard me correctly, you walk out of my office with your papers filed and copies in your email directly from the clerk's office. Every single piece of paper needed to get your case completed is in the clerk's office and shortly afterwards, the judge emails you your Final Judgment. You do not have to set foot in a courtroom.
It is a matter of your documents being drafted IN ONE DAY, and a package being submitted to the Court for signature of the Final Judgment, ON THAT VERY SAME DAY.
Q: Do you guarantee that I will have a Final Judgment in one day?
A: Of course not! Though my end is completed in one day, it may take longer, sometimes up to a week for processing through the Court. There are far too many court and clerk variables to guarantee the length of time it takes to get a Final Judgment. For example, the Judge may be unavailable to sign your Final Judgment because she is in trial and doesn't have the time to read and sign, or is on vacation, or in another county, or even the clerk has a backlog in processing legal documents (pleadings), or for some other unforeseen issue with the Court System.
I GUARANTEE that your Divorce will be READY for a judge's signature in ONE DAY. If you and your spouse have an agreement, I can have your divorce ready for a Judge's signature in one day. With my system, you don't even need to go to court.
Q: What if your spouse doesn't have an agreement with you, but you have to file your divorce petition anyway?
A: This is a service I provide as well, of course at a reduced cost, seeing as your spouse's documents will not be drafted.
Q: What if my spouse has filed against me and I need to file an answer?
A: Not to worry, the answer is the same. I can have your response completed in an hour and at a reduced cost. For details, go to the "DIY Divorce" page.
Q: Aren't attorneys expensive?
A: Yes, they certainly can be. But that's not what I'm offering here. I'm not offering to represent you in a long-drawn out legal battle. I'm offering a "tried and true" previously tested and used (by me) system for your divorce being resolved quickly, easily, and inexpensively.
Q: How does it work?
A: If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have agreed on all matters, send me an email, give me a call. I will meet with you and work around your schedule. In most cases, the couple comes to my office, (I will meet at other offices or locations with you and bring my laptop and printer with me If needed) answers questions while I process everything on my computer with them right there with me. I print the documents (in some cases almost thirty different forms) we notarize them, scan and I file them, all before lunch. Many people call this an "uncontested" divorce, but beware of advertisements from individuals who may NOT be attorneys offering to do the same thing for a few hundred dollars. Yes, I get it done without breaking the bank, but in the same respect, you get what you pay for. I ensure that everything is correct, that all aspects are resolved (so you're not running to court after Final Judgment asking the court to resolve something you forgot-- by the way this can often be difficult or even impossible) and that everything is legal and proper. I ensure that your documents are correct and that they will be processed correctly and expeditiously, as my name (and reputation) is on the documents. The last couple I performed this service for met with me, signed their papers on Tuesday, I E-filed with them sitting right there. I brought a folder with the final judgement, envelopes (and of course a cover letter) to the judge's office that day and they had their envelopes back with a copy of the Final Judgment in Friday's mail, directly from the judge's office. The judge had signed their Final Judgment the day I submitted it.
Okay, how much?
Document drafting for you: included
Document drafting for your spouse: included
Fee to notarize documents: (as much as $15 per document): included
Clerk's fee: (the fee you would normally pay them to process your divorce,
about five hundred dollars, give or take, ($500): included
Filing your documents for you, preparing the final judgment: included
Total Fee for everything that's included: $1,495
Does this sound expensive? Beware false promises you may find elsewhere for a price that's "too good to be true."
I want you to know everything, I'll explain.
1. The filing fee costs and the "normal" cost of notarizing alone puts the cost over $500, I don't see any of that.
2. The remaining $995 gets you this:
* An Attorney who will answer your questions
* You NEVER have to go to a courthouse
* I will file your papers for you myself
* I will also draft the closing documents: Final Judgment, Special Interrogatories, etc.
* If a name change is needed, that's included as well.
And most of all, you know it will be done correctly, according to Florida Law, by an attorney who has been practicing for over twenty years.
Those who have used attorneys know that this is a bargain. I have to cover my own costs, too: rent, utilities, phone, insurance, etc. Ask your friends who have gone through the process, they will tell you. It's much better to do it this way. A divorce case can very easily spiral out of control, even if the spouses agree on everything.
For $1495, does this sound too good to be true? It's not. You will be very tired when we are finished, both mentally and physically. Getting everything completed in one day makes for an exhausting day. Don't forget the "regular" divorce usually takes about six months to a year.
I also require that you and your spouse have agreed to all matters prior to the implementation of my system. If I hear the words: "we haven't figured that part out yet," the process can take a whole lot longer because we'll have to figure it out together, which can be difficult.
If you and your spouse have made an agreement, give me a call and we can complete the process together, quickly and efficiently, and, of course, in one day.