Florida is a “no fault” divorce state. This means that either spouse can initiate dissolution of marriage proceedings without having to prove abandonment, mental cruelty or any other wrongdoing on the part of their spouse.
The spouse seeking the divorce, known as the Petitioner, files a Petition for the Dissolution of Marriage citing irreconcilable differences. If the parties can work out the distribution of the community property, spousal support, child support, child custody and a myriad of other issues, they can enter into a marital settlement agreement which will be submitted to the court for approval. This is called an uncontested divorce.
If the parties are unable to agree, however, their divorce is considered contested, which may require a trial to finalize the divorce. If your divorce is contested, our lawyers fight vigorously to ensure that our clients obtain the most favorable ruling possible.
Call 407-647-7887 today for your consultation from a Florida contested divorce attorney.