Floridians who find their marriages deteriorating often turn to divorce to bring their relationships to an end and to secure a fresh start. This process often involves blame, with each party accusing the other of causing marital strife. Before proceeding with marriage dissolution though, individuals need to fully understand the requirements that must be met before a court will grant a dissolution petition.
The divorce process is important for a number of reasons. Perhaps chief amongst them is the fact that the outcome of many divorce legal issues can rewrite one's financial standing. Poorly negotiated and litigated marriage dissolutions can leave individuals facing financial hardship post-divorce and, by that time, it is often too late to remedy the situation. This is why matters like property division, child support, and alimony must be aggressively dealt with when necessary. This week we'll take a quick look at the different types of alimony that can be awarded in Florida.