Florida is a no-fault state which means a couple does not have to have grounds to seek a divorce. The only reason necessary is that the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken.
Any and all issues existing between a couple can be addressed in one of the following ways: a Judge decides through contested litigation; the parties negotiate a settlement directly with one another; or the parties negotiate a settlement with the assistance of a mediator.
WHAT IS A SIMPLIFIED DIVORCE? AND DO I QUALIFY?
In order to qualify for a simplified dissolution…
• You and your spouse must both agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
• You and your spouse must have no children under the age of 18, and the wife cannot be currently pregnant.
• You and your spouse need to have an agreement that’s satisfactory to you both about how to divide assets and debts.
• Neither partner can be seeking alimony.
• Neither partner can be seeking financial information.
• You and your spouse must both be willing to give up your right to a trial.
• You and your spouse must both be willing to attend the final hearing.
• You and your spouse must both be willing to sign the petition.
If you think you qualify for this expedited process, and want to discuss this option in more detail, take advantage of the free consultation offered by Michelle Kohn, Esq.