It is important to be prepared for the legal and financial aspects of a divorce; as you deal with permanently parting ways with a spouse. During the honeymoon phase of a marriage, most of us believe it will last forever.  Statistically, that has just not always the case.  The reality of a failed marriage can change this fairy tail into a nightmare.

From splitting of assets to payment of child support and alimony, this guide will help you with an overview of Florida’s divorce laws.

Key Areas to Consider When Filing for Divorce in Florida

When Filing for Divorce in Florida

  • Reason(s) for divorce
  • Eligibility in Florida state
  • The divorce process itself
  • Splitting of assets and debts
  • Child Support and Alimony
  • Florida Divorce laws in relation to IRA and 401(k)
  • Post-divorce Estate Planning


Reason(s) for Divorce in Florida

Reason(s) for Divorce in Florida

Divorce laws in Florida do not require petitioners to provide a particular reason for divorce filing.  Florida is what is known as a “No Fault” state. If either of the following two statements are true, you have legally adequate grounds for filing for a dissolution of marriage:

  1. Irreconcilable differences: Simply put, there has been irreparable damage to your relationship with your partner.

Mental incapacitation: In Florida, a spouse being mentally incapacitated for three years is adequate reason for divorce.


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