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Filing for Divorce in Florida

What's required to obtain a divorce in Florida

  • One of the parties to the marriage must reside in Florida for six (6) months prior to filing the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.
  • The marriage must be "irretrievably broken" and one of the parties must testify to that fact under oath.

Because Florida is what we call a "no-fault" state, it is not necessary for you to prove that your spouse did anything wrong in order for you to obtain a divorce or dissolution of marriage. In fact, courts are authorized to grant a divorce even if the other spouse does not want or consent to the divorce. 

Before a Florida family court will enter a final judgment of divorce, the court must determine a division of marital assets and liabilities, alimony or spousal support, and a parenting plan and time-sharing schedule (in cases involving minor children).

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