GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE: NO-FAULT or FAULT ?
The no-fault ground for divorce in Florida is either:
(a) irretrievably breakdown of the marriage, OR
(b) Mental incapacity of one of the spouses.
Florida has a procedure for a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage. In order to qualify to use this procedure, the spouses must certify that:
(1) there are no minor or dependent children of the spouses and the wife is not pregnant;
(2) the spouses have made a satisfactory division of their property and have agreed as to payment of their joint obligations;
(3) that 1 of the spouses has been a resident of Florida for 6 months immediately prior to filing for dissolution of marriage; and
(4) that their marriage is irretrievably broken.
The spouses must appear in court to testify as to these items and file a Certificate of a Corroborating Witness as to the residency requirement. Each must also attach a financial affidavit to the Simplified Dissolution Petition. This divorce can be completed in as little as 10 days. We will supply you the documents for both types of divorces so you can choose which one you prefer or are qualified for.