Filing for divorce can be life-changing. In today's blog, we cover what you may want to know about filing for divorce in Florida, so you can move forward dissolving your marriage with confidence.
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Can I File a Fault-Based Divorce in Florida?
Unlike some states, Florida does not recognize fault-based divorce. As a result, you cannot file for a fault-based divorce. Instead, you simply need to cite irreconcilable differences with your spouse to file for divorce.
However, if a factor that would normally allow you to file for a fault-based divorce - such as adultery or abuse - is present within your marriage, that evidence could potentially impact the outcome of other divorce-related processes, such as alimony, child custody, etc.
Contested Vs. Contested Divorce
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested could greatly impact the outcome of your case.
If your divorce is uncontested, it means that you and your spouse agree on how to resolve all divorce-related processes such as the division of marital assets and liabilities, child custody and support, alimony, etc. Depending on the circumstances of your marriage, you may even be able to file for a simplified dissolution of your marriage, which can speed up the time it takes for the court to finalize your divorce.
However, if you disagree on any of these issues, you must instead file for a contested divorce. This involves attending court hearings and eventually a trial during which both parties present evidence to the court. The court then uses that evidence to issue a judgment it considers equitable determining how to finalize the divorce.
Filing for a divorce can be challenging, but having a family lawyer by your side who you can trust makes the process easier. Our divorce lawyers will work with you to find the best path forward in your divorce.
To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at (305) 853-9161.