Three Things You Should Know About Florida Divorce

Three Things You Should Know About Florida Divorce

After months of evaluating the relationship, you realize that a divorce is in your best interest. Coming to this decision was difficult; and unfortunately, the divorce process is also complicated. However, Owenby Law is here to help! In this blog post, we will cover three things you should know before you proceed with your divorce.

1. Eligibility for Divorce

You may be surprised to learn that your situation must be eligible for a Florida divorce. To file a divorce in Florida, one of the two parties must have lived in the state for at least six months before filing. Additionally, the person filing the divorce must do so in the county where the living requirement is fulfilled. Therefore, you must be eligible to file for a Florida divorce.

2. No-Fault Divorce State

Florida is a no-fault divorce state, which means you can file for a single reason: you want your marriage to end.  As anyone can show the court that they want to be out of a relationship, practically anyone eligible for a Florida divorce can obtain one. Therefore, a spouse who doesn’t want a divorce can’t legally stop a divorce from happening.

3. Filing First Can Help

If your spouse is in control of the assets, then being the first to file can drastically help your case. When you submit a divorce, it freezes your and your ex’s assets. This prevents your spouse from making any financial decisions that will negatively impact your divorce settlement. Therefore, filing first can help you catch your ex off-guard.

Owenby Law Is Here for You

If you’re ready to file your divorce, our firm can help! Our award-winning representation has served clients in Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, Fleming Island, and all surrounding areas. With decades of family law experience, you can trust us with your case!

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

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