Once you file for divorce, it is natural to want the process to go as smoothly and quickly as possible. However, much of life has been put on hold in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related state closures. While Florida courts have remained open to hear essential cases, divorce is not considered to be a critical matter. However, there might be other ways to minimize the delays you experience.
If you and your spouse cannot agree on all relevant issues in your divorce, the case will need to go to trial before the judge. Such trials will likely be postponed for an unknown period of time. However, this gives you more time to continue negotiations and possibly participate in mediation to try to prevent the need for costly and time-consuming litigation.
If your attorney continues to negotiate necessary issues with your spouse’s attorney, you might be able to reach a middle ground – especially in light of the potential delays in your case if you require litigation. This can limit delays and save you stress and money, as well.
Remote Final Divorce Hearings
The Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court suspended limitations on certain remote proceedings using conferencing technology for the time being. This means that if you only need to have a hearing for the judge to finalize your case, it might be possible to schedule a remote proceeding to prevent delays. You should discuss this possibility with your divorce lawyer.
Speak with a Divorce Lawyer in Boca Raton Today
The law office of Juliana Gaita, P.A., is ready to help people with a variety of family law matters. Do not wait to discuss your situation with an experienced Boca Raton divorce attorney – call 561.869.3703 or contact us online for a consultation.