Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage
Florida is one of the many states that have abolished fault as a ground for dissolution of marriage. The only requirement to dissolve a marriage is to prove that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Either spouse can file for the dissolution of marriage. You must establish that a marriage exists, that one party has been a resident of the State of Florida for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the filing of the Petition, and that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Each party’s case is unique, and is dependent on the facts and circumstances surrounding the marriage. Therefore, outcomes often vary from case to case and there is no “one size-fits-all” standard.