Tucker Mitnik P.A. helps clients dissolve their marriages while protecting the things that matter most: their relationships with their children and the assets necessary for a secure future. If you are considering a divorce in Florida, you should understand the law and the process. Our firm works closely and supportively with you to give you all the information you need to make informed choices about your goals for life after divorce. Then we take decisive and strategic steps to secure those goals. While no attorney can guarantee specific results, we can promise to treat you with sensitivity and respect, and to give you the full benefit of our 30 years of experience in family law litigation.
Unlike other states, Florida does not have a specific category of legal separation. However, if two spouses are taking time apart, or one has abandoned the other, a dependent spouse may file a Petition for Support Disconnected with Dissolution of Marriage. The court will adjudicate such matters as spousal support, child support and child custody.
Florida has done away with grounds in divorce, so rather than prove fault, a party must only prove that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Your attorney can explain what type of evidence the court accepts as proof. Either spouse may file for divorce if:
There are two methods of divorce available in Florida:
A spouse may allege grounds to influence the court regarding issues such as alimony, property division and child custody. However, unsupported allegations may backfire on the accuser, so the decision to introduce grounds should only be made after conferring with an experienced divorce litigator.
Tucker Mitnik P.A. provides excellent legal services and close, personal support during your Florida divorce. To schedule a consultation, call 321-392-5239 or contact our Melbourne office online.