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The Divorce Process: What to Expect and How to Prepare

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Divorce can be a mentally taxing process, but it is important to understand the steps involved in making informed decisions. This post will briefly overview the divorce process, including filing for divorce, property division, child custody arrangements, and spousal support. It may also offer tips on preparing for each stage of the process.

Filing for Divorce

The first step in the divorce process is petitioning the appropriate court. The party who initiates this process is known as the petitioner; the other party is known as the respondent. Once your petition has been filed and served upon your spouse, they will have 20 days to respond, per Florida law.

Property Division

If you and your spouse cannot agree on dividing your assets and debts after filing for divorce, then a court will decide for you based on applicable state law. Courts tend to favor the equal division of marital assets when possible; however, some exceptions could lead to one party receiving more than another. It is essential to familiarize yourself with Florida’s laws regarding property division so that you can prepare accordingly before entering negotiations or court proceedings.

Time-Sharing Arrangements & Spousal Support

In many divorces involving children, parents must devise a parenting plan that works best for all parties involved. This involves designating a majority time-sharer (both for legal purposes and for the time-sharing schedule itself).

Spousal support (or alimony) may also be part of divorce proceedings if one spouse earns more income than another or needs financial assistance due to medical issues or other reasons. Again, it is important to know Florida’s laws before entering negotiations or court proceedings so that you can make informed decisions about these matters.

Going through a divorce can be overwhelming, but understanding the steps involved can help ease some of the stress of navigating this difficult situation. If you need additional information or guidance during this time, it is always wise to contact a qualified family law attorney who can provide personalized advice explicitly tailored to your situation. With their help and experience, you should be able to navigate through this challenging time with greater confidence and success.

Seeking Divorce Help With Owenby Law, P.A.

If you’re seeking help during this challenging process, Owenby Law, P.A. is here to provide guidance and support. Our experienced family law attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of the divorce process and can provide helpful advice on how best to proceed. Contact us today for a consultation and learn more about what we can do to meet your needs. We look forward to helping you through this trying time.

Contact us today at (904) 770-3141 for a free initial consultation regarding your divorce.