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Can You Legally Prevent a Florida Divorce?

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It took a second to sink in, but it finally hit you: your spouse filed for divorce. This is a hard pill to swallow, and you’re not sure what you should do about it. However, before you start thinking about your next move, it’s important to answer this question: can you legally stop the divorce from happening?

Can You Legally Prevent a Florida Divorce?

In short, the answer is no. If your spouse wants a Florida divorce, you cannot legally prevent him or her from pursuing one. Why is this the case? Because Florida follows a no-fault divorce rule.

A no-fault divorce is when a spouse claims the marriage is “irretrievably broken,” thus resulting in the necessity of the divorce. Neither party needs to prove that the marriage is irretrievably broken in court, as a judge will automatically accept this no-fault cause of divorce. Therefore, a spouse who doesn’t want a divorce cannot argue with a judge that the stated reason for the divorce is insufficient.

As a result of no-fault divorce grounds, there’s no legal way to prevent your Florida divorce. However, there are things you can do to get ready for your divorce.

What Can You Do?

If you can’t prevent the divorce, what can you do? Well, the next best option is to prepare for your divorce, and the best way to do that is to talk to a knowledgeable family law attorney about your case.

At Owenby Law, our award-winning representation has helped thousands of clients through their divorces. Our attorneys are experienced in divorce mediation and traditional court-ordered divorces, which means we can help you no matter the circumstances of your case. If you want representation that will fight for your needs at every step of the way, then you want Owenby Law.

Call (904) 770-3141 now for a free initial consultation for your case.