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Navigating a no-fault divorce in Florida

On Behalf of | Jan 27, 2024 | Divorce |

There are many reasons why spouses go their separate ways and decide to end their marriage. Divorce is never easy, regardless of why it happened. These days, most marital breakups in Florida are considered no-fault divorces. In these proceedings, couples end their marriage without focusing on blame. Here is what a no-fault divorce is and how to navigate one. 

What is a no-fault divorce 

In past decades when spouses ended their marriage, they sometimes had to provide grounds for their divorce. This meant couples had to name a specific reason that they were dissolving their marriage, such as infidelity or abuse. However, in Florida today, most every divorce is classified as a no-fault unless there’s evidence of some kind of mental incapacity. 

No-fault divorce doesn’t relinquish blame 

A no-fault divorce does not mean that neither spouse is to blame, even if one party did something to cause the marital breakup. In a no-fault divorce, the reasons for divorce do not have to be proven in court. This typically equates to the process of dissolving a marriage is much faster, simpler and often less expensive. 

Getting help for divorce 

Even though a no-fault divorce is an efficient way to end a marriage, getting divorced involves certain legalities and can get complicated in a hurry. Those in Florida who may be headed for divorce and are wondering what path is best for them may want to consider meeting with a legal professional. A knowledgeable family law attorney can help facilitate a smooth divorce process and ensure individual rights are protected throughout the process.