Requirements and considerations of divorce in Florida

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Divorce on Friday, September 12, 2014.

When your marriage is at rock bottom, divorce might be the only way out that you can foresee. Knowing about the divorce laws in Florida is one way that you can make the process easier.

There are a few requirements you should understand if you are ready to file for a divorce in Florida. One of those is that you must be a resident of the state for at least six months before you can file. Either spouse can meet this requirement in order to file for a divorce. In Florida, you can simply state that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This is because Florida is a no-fault divorce state.

When you file for divorce, the process can often be simplified if you and your ex meet certain conditions. You can’t have minor children or be expecting a child. You must agree upon the property and debt division. There can be no dissension regarding the basis for the divorce.

If you don’t meet all those conditions, you will go through the regular divorce process, which includes the court deciding matters of property division, child custody, child support and alimony. If you and your spouse can agree on the terms of the divorce, the process can potentially go through much faster than if you can’t agree.

It is important that every person who gets a divorce in Florida understands the divorce laws of the state. When you are familiar with the pertinent laws, you can ensure that your interests are protected throughout the process. A legal professional is a good source of additional information specific to your marital situation.

Source: FindLaw, “Divorce in Florida” Sep. 07, 2014