Florida residents have likely heard anecdotal information about the rate of divorce throughout the country. Most people say that divorce rates are rising, but statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau that compare divorce rates from 1990 and 2009 seem to indicate otherwise.
In Florida, the requirement to ask for a divorce -- or a "dissolution of marriage," as it is called within the state's legal system -- is simply that your marriage is irretrievably broken. You just have to show that you cannot fix it, and then either you or your spouse can go forward with the paperwork. While fault used to be considered, changes to the law mean that it no longer matters at all.
The owner of a famous East Coast deli has been ordered to pay a massive sum in spousal support to her estranged husband, who has moved to Florida. The man, who had been the manager of New York City's Carnegie Deli, will receive $11,500 each month in alimony from his wife. His ex-wife left him after discovering that he may have been cheating on her with a waitress at their restaurant.