Florida Is A "No Fault" Divorce State

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Florida Is A "No Fault" Divorce State

Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, can be a confusing and emotional time. You may be wondering how dissolution of marriage works and what your rights are. We encourage you to find the right attorney to help guide you through the legal process.

Florida is a no-fault divorce state, which means that a divorce can be based on irreconcilable differences. Florida is one of many states that have done away with fault when it comes to dissolution of marriage. Essentially this means the divorce is based on incompatibility, not based on an extenuating act, such as one spouse committing adultery. Either spouse may file for the dissolution of marriage.

A divorce may be uncontested or contested, even when based on irreconcilable differences. In an uncontested divorce, the details have already been agreed to and put forth in an agreement signed by both parties. In a contested divorce, one party has issues with the terms proposed by the other party. These terms may include: equitable distribution of assets, alimony, child support, time-sharing with the children, parental responsibility, and other matters.

The outcome in every dissolution case is different. There is no standard dissolution of marriage in Florida, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The circumstances and facts in every case are unique. Getting the right details settled during the divorce is an important issue that impacts family members, possibly for years to come. Here at Draper Law Office we strive to make the process as smooth as possible, and ensure that the terms are settled in a way that works for the parties and their children.

Dissolution of Marriage

To learn more about your legal rights during your dissolution of marriage case, contact us today online or call (866) 767-4711. We proudly serve the greater Central Florida area with offices located in Kissimmee, Orlando, and St. Cloud. We welcome the opportunity to help you settle your divorce terms as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Other Family Law Matters

At Draper Law Office we handle dissolution of marriage cases, as well as many other family law matters.

We handle child custody cases. Parental custody issues often arise outside of divorce proceedings. Our family law attorneys will advocate for your legal rights in child custody matters. We also handle domestic violence cases, including injunctions in domestic violence cases.

Our team at Draper Law Office understands these cases are important - they can shape the lives of families for years to come, and are often incredibly emotional, and personal. We are here to guide you through the process and provide sounds legal advice. Contact us today to discuss your family law matter with an experienced and compassionate attorney.

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