In an uncontested divorce with minor children, are there any advantages / disadvantages over being listed as the petitioner versus being the respondent?
4 Answers from Attorneys
The only advantage of being the petitioner is that you get to decide when the case is filed. Of course, you pay $408.00 for that privilege.
Actually the amount will depend on the county - in Duval the charge is 419.00 plus $3.00 check fee for a total of $422.00 then there is the matter of service - unless it is a true uncontested matter.
The Petitioner pays the filing fee. Otherwise there is no difference. Contact my office for free consultation. 727-446-7659
Not really. In terms of fees- if you are the Respondent and desire a Counter Petition you will have to pay a filing fee which depending on the county of your residence could be very close in amount to the Petition filing fee.