Grounds for Divorce in Florida
What are the Grounds for Divorce in Florida?
Dissolution of a marriage is the legal act of terminating a marriage through
a court action. Florida statutes were designed to encourage amicable settlements
so as to make it easier to dissolve a marriage thereby reducing potential
harm to children and spouses during the divorce procedure. Because Florida's
divorce system is based on the principle of "no-fault," meaning
that a divorce will be granted if either party believes that the marriage
is over, you do not have to have a specific reason for wanting to get
divorced. Generally, the causes of the failure of the marriage are not
an issue in court although it does need to be shown that the marriage
is irretrievably broken. This basically means that the spouses have differences
that cannot be settled. Although rare, if there are minor children, or
if a claim of irretrievable breakdown is denied, the court can at its
discretion order counseling and continue the proceedings for three months.
The only other ground for divorce that would affect this is if one of the
spouses is deemed mentally incapacitated in some way, in which case that
party needs to be adjudged as incapacitated according to the provisions
of Florida statutes. The ground for the dissolution based on the incompetence
of one of the parties is rarely used.
In order to file for divorce it is recommended you retain the services of a
Florida divorce attorney to assist you with filing all the appropriate paperwork so as to avoid
disputes or delays in the divorce process.
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In order to file for divorce you will need to provide your attorney with
documentation in order to complete your divorce agreement. Personal and
financial information for both parties will be needed, any domestic contracts
made prior to or during the marriage, such as a prenuptial agreement,
information on prior separations, reconciliations or marriage counseling
and a list of assets and liabilities.
Attorney Tauna Bogle has helped numerous clients successfully complete
their divorces. Our firm can provide excellent legal representation in
the Charlotte County, South Sarasota County and Arcadia communities in
Southern Florida. We encourage you to contact our office for a free initial
Contact Florida Divorce Lawyer from Bogle Lawfor assistance with your divorce procedure.