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.
- 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
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:
- 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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