It’s difficult to feel like wanting a divorce is progress. For many people in Florida who were raised with a strong family ethic, divorce can feel like a sort of bankruptcy or an admission of failure. But just like bankruptcy’s true purpose, a divorce can be a fresh start for people who truly need one.
How do you know when it’s time to end a marriage?
This is a difficult question, and must be answered by individuals who have done the thinking for themselves. Many Floridians would seek the help of friends, a marriage counselor or a spiritual leader to work it out. But some events make it all but necessary to seek a divorce, like domestic violence or infidelity to a point that cannot be excused.
What are the grounds for divorce in Florida?
The Sunshine State is one of many that have taken the fault out of divorce proceedings, so the courts do not assume that either spouse has done something wrong. A dissolution of marriage, as a divorce is technically known in Florida, requires only the admission that a marriage is irretrievably broken from one of the spouses.
What happens to the marital assets?
There are two kinds of divorce in Florida. In a simplified divorce, spouses state they have already decided how to split properties, money and other assets. In a regular divorce, people can request documents and information related to income and possessions in court, so the court can determine how to share them out.
Who can help in a divorce?
An attorney may be the best ally for spouses considering divorce in Florida. A lawyer can take a lot of the work on and tend to your interests in court.