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Florida has adopted a no-fault system for divorces. This means that the court is not concerned with the wrongdoing of each party as it is not the basis for a divorce within the state. Instead, in these proceedings, the court is concerned with whether or not the marriage is irretrievably broken, which means it is broken beyond repair.
The divorce process can become incredibly complex, especially given that the emotions of the parties often run high during this time. I am a divorce attorney who is committed to ensuring that he makes this painful process a little more comfortable. If you are contemplating or are currently involved in a divorce proceeding, contact me today to discuss your case during your initial phone consultation.
Grounds for Divorce
In some circumstances, the court may place special conditions on the parties who are seeking a divorce. This includes the requirement that the parties seek counseling or treatment from a psychiatrist. The court may also continue the divorce matter or make other findings that they determine are in the best interest of the child. These conditions could apply if the court determines that the marriage is not irretrievably broken or where there are children born to the marriage.
Florida also authorizes a divorce in cases in which one of the parties is mentally incapacitated. This provision only applies if an individual is adjudicated incompetent and the incompetency existed three years before the action.
Florida has a residency requirement of six months. One of the parties must be a resident of Florida for at least six months before the filing for divorce. An individual may establish residency by presenting a Florida identification card or driver's license, or by presenting testimony from a third party that establishes residency. If none of the parties reside in the state, the action will be dismissed because the court will not have jurisdiction over the parties which would allow them to issue a binding order dissolving the marriage.
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A divorce is an unfortunate situation. I have been through it myself so I understand the emotions that you are going through. Family law cases are difficult cases because they typically have an impact on many different areas of an individual's life. When dealing with these sensitive matters, you deserve high-powered and efficient legal representation. I am an experienced divorce attorney representing clients in the Miami, Florida area. If you need an attorney you can count on to accurately advise you on the best strategy, call me today. I will be happy to assist you in resolving your divorce as efficient and amicable as possible. Please call me today for a free, no-obligation phone consultation.