On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
If you’ve been keeping up-to-date with Florida news over the past few months, you will more than likely be familiar with the alleged delaying tactics employed by former Clerk of Courts Brenda Forman in her ongoing divorce proceedings. Mrs. Forman had claimed that her estranged husband, also a former Clerk of Courts, was incompetent, and questioned his mental capacity in a petition which was dismissed following a hearing on December 5. Mrs. Forman could have a contempt ruling, after she did not turn up at court for that hearing, although this was dismissed by the judge.
Genuine Concern or Stalling Tactics?
While Mrs. Forman is adamant that she filed the petition, and also sought appointment as her estranged husband’s guardian, due to genuine concerns over his competency, stating that Howard Forman regularly forgot to take medication and attend medical appointments. However, Mr. Forman’s legal team have denied he has any problems with his mental capacity, and previously looked to appoint an independent guardian to ascertain whether his wife had already defrauded him. As the bitterly acrimonious divorce continued, the question was raised – was Mrs. Forman deliberately trying to delay proceedings? If so, why?
Divorcing in Fort Lauderdale
Divorce is never a pleasant experience, and becomes even more traumatic when one, or both parties indulge in some kind of stalling tactics. Whatever the reasons behind it, dragging out a bitter divorce is never in anyone’s best interest, a fact which is particularly pertinent when there are children involved. While it’s unlikely to be an enjoyable process under any circumstances, a Fort Lauderdale divorce can be a smoother, less emotionally damaging life experience if you and your estranged spouse can be civil.
As an experienced Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney from the Law Offices of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A can tell you, an uncontested divorce, where both parties agree to all aspects before beginning proceedings, is the best approach all round.
Getting an Uncontested Divorce with Help from a Fort Lauderdale Divorce Attorney
When your marriage comes to an end, it’s natural for emotions and tempers to run high. If you and your estranged spouse can keep these in check while you discuss, and make a decision on, matters such as:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Division of property
You could find that your Fort Lauderdale divorce is a lot more amicable, cost-effective, and time-efficient than you may have expected. Who wouldn’t want that? One thing to bear in mind is that, even when you have agreed on all matters amongst yourselves, all divorcing parents in Florida are required to attend a parenting class before being allowed to proceed with an uncontested divorce.
Whether your divorce looks likely to be contested or uncontested, a Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney can work in your best interests to ensure that you, and your children, can benefit from the best possible outcome.