The decision to file for divorce should be the product of careful deliberation. For many couples struggling with their relationship, filing for divorce is just acknowledging the reality that their marriage is broken and cannot be fixed. If you have decided to seek a divorce, it is absolutely critical to have an experienced Orlando divorce lawyer on your side who will protect your rights throughout the process.
Since 2001, attorney Carmelina Marin, has been committed to providing dedicated legal services to people who need help in resolving difficult legal issues. She works with you to get through life’s tough spots to the bright future that awaits you.
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Grounds for Divorce in Florida
In Florida, divorce can be sought based on both no-fault and fault grounds. Here are the grounds for divorce in Florida:
- No-Fault Ground: The most common ground for divorce in Florida is "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage." This means that the marriage is broken beyond repair, and neither party is solely responsible for the divorce. No-fault divorce is typically easier and less contentious, focusing on the best interests of both parties.
- Mental Incapacity: If one spouse has been declared mentally incapacitated for at least three years before filing for divorce, the other spouse can seek divorce based on this ground.
- Felony Conviction: If one spouse has been sentenced to imprisonment for a felony, and the sentence is for at least three years and is a final judgment, the other spouse can seek divorce.
- Cruelty or Abuse: Marital misconduct, such as cruelty, physical or emotional abuse, can be used as grounds for divorce in Florida. However, this is considered a fault-based ground and may involve a more complex legal process.
It's important to note that Florida is a "no-fault" divorce state, meaning that the majority of divorces are granted based on the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, rather than assigning blame to one party. This approach aims to simplify divorce proceedings and focus on resolving issues such as property division, alimony, child custody, and support in a more amicable manner. Couples in Florida have the flexibility to choose the grounds that best suit their situation, making it possible to pursue either a no-fault or fault-based divorce, depending on their circumstances and preferences. Consulting with our experienced Orlando divorce lawyer attorney can provide valuable guidance on which approach is most appropriate for your specific situation.
What Can an Orlando Divorce Lawyer do for Me?
Every day we talk to people working through stress, bitterness and loss. Whenever possible, we try to resolve our clients’ problems through negotiation or mediation, as these methods can give our clients more control over the legal process. In addition, these methods of dispute resolution tend to be more affordable for our clients. We also recognize there are times when litigation is the only way to achieve our clients’ goals. Above all, we are results-oriented and will be as aggressive as we need to give our clients every chance to accomplish their goals.
How Much is a Wife Entitled to in a Divorce in Florida?
Under Florida law, all marital property is subject to a 50/50 equitable distribution. Generally, the Florida court will divide marital property equally unless there are justifications for why an equal split would be inequitable.
Understanding the Divorce Process in Florida
Going through a divorce can be a challenging and emotional time. At The Marin Law Firm, our experienced Orlando divorce attorneys are here to guide you through the entire process and ensure that your rights and interests are protected.
Here is a brief overview of the divorce process in Florida:
- Filing for Divorce: The first step in the divorce process is filing a petition for divorce with the court. Our skilled attorneys will assist you in preparing and filing all necessary paperwork.
- Temporary Orders: If necessary, temporary orders may be issued to address issues such as child custody, support, and use of marital assets during the divorce proceedings.
- Discovery: Both parties will exchange relevant information and documents through a process called discovery. This helps ensure that all assets, debts, and income are disclosed and properly accounted for.
- Negotiation and Mediation: Our attorneys will work with you to negotiate a fair settlement agreement that addresses all aspects of your divorce, including child custody, support, and division of assets. If needed, we can also guide you through divorce mediation to help facilitate a resolution.
- Finalizing the Divorce: Once a settlement agreement is reached, it will be presented to the court for approval. If approved, a final judgment of divorce will be issued, officially ending the marriage.
Throughout the entire process, our dedicated team will provide you with the support and guidance you need to make informed decisions and protect your rights. Contact The Marin Law Firm today to schedule a consultation with a skilled Orlando divorce attorney.
Compassionate Guidance Each Step of the Way
Divorce is never easy. If divorce is your best option, our law firm will offer practical and affordable advice each step of the way.
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As you attorney, I will offer you the insight, compassion and information you need to created the best future for you and your family. At The Marin Law Firm, P.A. we are invested in your journey and your success. Call us at (407) 449-7804, or write to us using this online form. We offer affordable and practical attorney fees!
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