Looking to file for a dissolution of marriage, or divorce, in Fort Myers, FL? Well, here are some important things you should know before proceeding on. The first thing you need to identify is what type of divorce you are filing. Is it contested or uncontested?An uncontested divorce is when there are no disagreements between the two parties who are filing. Basically, you and your partner have agreed on how child custody, property division, and the other common issues that generally arise in a divorce are going to be determined. Now, a contested divorce is when the parties involved cannot agree, whether it is about child support, asset division, or another family-related matter.

Once you have determined whether you have a contested or uncontested divorce, consider hiring a Fort Myers divorce lawyer. Michael M. Raheb, P.A.has years of experience with helping individuals dealing with family-related issues and will gladly provide you with his legal expertise from the initial stages of the divorce process all the way to the end of it.

Now, although divorce lawyer Michael M. Raheb, P.A. is capable of providing you with much more information on the divorce process, below are just a few requirements we think you should be aware that must be met if you are preparing to file an uncontested dissolution of marriage without children.


  1. Either you or your spouse must have been a Florida resident for the past six months.
  2. Both you and your spouse must agree on the division of all property and the payment of all obligations. As mentioned, uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse are in agreement on the general issues that arise in a divorce.
  3. In order to file for divorce using this method, the wife must not be pregnant.
  4. You can have no children under the age of 18 who were born during the marriage.
  5. You must fill out and file the forms found on this checklist. Remember, your divorce lawyer is going to help you with this so there is no need to get overwhelmed. You can also complete these forms and submit them by accessing them through TurboCourt.

[Source: Lee County Clerk of Court].


Now, let’s say you have children but still want to file an uncontested dissolution of marriage. While the requirements are still the same as those mentioned above, the only difference is that you and your spouse must attend a sanctioned parenting class. You can find information regarding these classes at:


Aside from knowing what requirements must be met and which forms you will need to submit, you are also going to want to gain a basic understanding of what the divorce process entails. This is something The Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, P.A. can help you with. And if your divorce is a contested one, you definitely are going to want to enlist the help of a FL family law attorney as you don’t want to risk losing assets, time with your kids, or child support because you didn’t obtain legal to protect your interests. If you are ready to speak with a lawyer regarding filing for divorce in Fort Myers, call 866-949-0888 and receive a free consultation.


You can reach The Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, P.A. at:


2423 First Street

Fort Myers, FL 33901