Back To Basics: General Requirements For Divorce In Florida
If you are considering a divorce, or have just learned your spouse is seeking to dissolve your marriage, it is important to know some basic facts. Unfortunately there are too many family law myths out there, and many parties enter their case with blinders on. Knowing what to expect and how a skilled family law attorney can help you will put you at east and make the process less stressful.
Divorce in Florida is governed by the Dissolution of Marriage statutes. Some common Florida family law issues include:
● Residency requirement: one of the parties to the marriage must live in the State of Florida for at least six months prior to the case being filed.
● No fault: Florida does not require a showing of “fault” in order to seek a divorce.
● Agreements: an uncontested case is one where the parties agree to the distribution of assets and liabilities, child support and custody, spousal support, and visitation with the kids. The parties sign a document outlining the agreement and then ask the Court to “bless” the agreement.
● Equality: equitable distribution of property does not mean a 50/50 split.
These important issues have to be decided when a marriage is ended. Your financial future and the well-being of your kids depends on what the Court orders. Therefore, it is imperative you put on evidence of your needs and provide proof to the Court to back up your requests. In some cases a private investigator is needed to locate hidden assets, which can be used to your advantage when the Court makes certain decisions regarding property distribution. The legal team at Ferraro Law Group works closely with therapists, counselors, and investigators when necessary. We work towards a resolution of all the issues of your case in a way that fits your needs and the needs of your kids.
For answers to questions about divorce, call an experienced family law attorney today. We understand the importance of reaching satisfactory resolutions that fit your budget and expectations, and create strategies specially designed for the facts of your case. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.