Divorce filed, opposing side has time to respond
Mandatory disclosure and financial affidavits filed (typically documents relating to finances) so the picture of the marital estate can be captured
Both side can depose the other
Florida state law requires mediation. If mediation doesn’t resolve the divorce, other steps may occur.
TEMPORARY RELIEF MAY BE GRANTED
Examples: Temporary alimony, child support and addressing where children will spend time during the dependency of the divorce.
(Temporarily addressing parenting and financial issues)
Case Management Conference
It is possible to be ordered back to mediation before trial
Motions to be filed can include timesharing, temporary relief, and more
Settlement may occur during or before trial
Even when final judgement is read into record, divorce is not finalized until order/final judgement is signed by judge
THE BETTER YOU ARE PREPARED
There is no such thing as too much documentation.