Must fault be proven to obtain a Florida divorce decree?

While there may be many different reasons for divorce, Florida is a no-fault divorce state. This means that in a Florida divorce case, a spouse does not need to prove that the other spouse is at fault for causing the end of the marriage in order to file for divorce and obtain a Florida divorce decree. Florida no-fault divorce laws are a much more humane method of divorcing instead of other states that may require a trial and testimony regarding the personal lives of the divorcing spouses on issues of adultery, desertion or other fault-based divorce grounds. Instead, with Florida no-fault divorce laws, the Miami divorce lawyer representing either spouse can file to legally end the marriage by simply stating that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Another rarely utilized ground utilized in a Petition for Divorce can arise when a spouse has been declared incompetent by a guardianship court.

If you are facing a Florida divorce, and would like to speak with one of our Miami divorce attorneys, contact Vari & Associates. Consultations are available in Miami and at several meeting locations throughout Dade and Broward Counties including Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, West Country Club Drive in Aventura, Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and in the Homestead area. Appointments are also available by telephone and via Skype internet video chat. Telephone our office at (305) 222-7351 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.

When scheduling a consultation, please inform the secretary if there are any pending hearings, deadlines for filing an appeal, or other reason why you may need an immediate appointment. We will do our very best to accommodate your schedule in setting an appointment.

Disclaimer

The statements in this section are based on Florida law and have been issued to inform and not advise. The statements are general in nature and individual facts in a given case may alter their application or involve other laws not referred to here.

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