Florida has jurisdiction over a dissolution of marriage if one party has been a resident of Florida for at least six (6) months. Florida does not have legal separations and you are not required to be separated prior to filing a dissolution of marriage.
An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both parties have resolved every issue including but not limited to: the parenting plan, equitable distribution of assets and debts, alimony and attorneys fees. An uncontested divorce can be accomplished in as little as twenty five days.
A contested divorce is a divorce in which both parties have not resolved all of the issues of the case. Even if both parties want a divorce, if the parties cannot resolve ALL issues the divorce is still contested.
No Fault Divorce
Florida is a no fault state which means that if one party desires to be divorced even if the other party does not want a divorce, a divorce will be granted. Testimony is required by the party seeking divorce that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
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