Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage
The official term for divorce in Florida is “dissolution of marriage.” Florida is one of the many states that has removed fault as a ground for divorce. In order to get divorced, only one person has to only allege that their marriage is irretrievably broken. The only requirements are as follows;
- You must prove that a marriage exists
- one party has been a Florida resident for six months immediately preceding the filing of the petition
- and the marriage is irretrievably broken.
The courts are generally uninterested in the reasons for the divorce, but sometimes the reasons can be relevant. Fault, may be considered under different situations for the award of alimony, distribution of marital assets and liabilities, and determination of parental accountability. Each divorce case is distinctive and, therefore, consequences are different from case to case.
Your case can take as little as 20 days or last as long as it takes to have a trial before the judge.
The divorce process can be very emotional and painful for the spouses, but especially the children. Marriage partners often do not know their legal rights and obligations. Court clerks and judges can answer some of your questions but are prevented from giving you legal advice. Only your divorce attorney can provide you the advice you need for your legal proceedings.
This why it is so important who you choose to be your lawyer; Divorce Attorney Key West Victoria McFadyen has handled many maritial law cases over the past ten years, and has gained the respect of the judges as well as other legal professionals in the area. You can be guaranteed, she will handle your case with the utmost of care, and get you what you deserve.