South Florida Divorce Lawyer
Divorce can be a highly painful and difficult time for any family. The Joseph Law Firm is full of South Florida divorce attorneys dedicated to working with you, the courts, and your family to ensure the entire process is as smooth and painless as possible, while obtaining the best possible outcome for you. To assist our clients in working smoothly through the divorce process, we encourage you to learn the basics of Florida divorce law:
To obtain a divorce in the state of Florida, at least one spouse must have been a Florida resident for at least six months prior to the case being filed.
To ease the stresses that often strain a family during divorce, Florida is one of many states that no longer use “fault” as one of the grounds for divorce.
The state grants divorces if the parties meet one of the two following conditions:
- The marriage is “irretrievably broken,” or
- One of the parties is mentally incapacitated.
During a divorce, the following issues must be addressed by the court if present:
- Equitable Distribution (Division of Property, Assets, and Liabilities)
- Alimony (Spousal Support)
- Time-Sharing (Child Custody/Visitation)
- Parental Responsibility Child Support
Navigating these legal issues can be complicated, and without proper understanding of the law and its nuances, this process may be even more stressful and cause you to lose out on your rights.
Armed with this basic information, you should have a basic understanding of how the Florida divorce process works. However, Florida divorce law is very nuanced and detailed, and it is imperative to have sound legal representation during your proceedings. For a free case evaluation with The Joseph Firm, please Call (305)-501-0922 to speak with a South Florida Divorce Lawyer.