The official term for divorce in Florida is “dissolution of marriage.”

Florida is one of the many states that has abolished “fault” as a ground for divorce. The only requirement to dissolve your marriage is to prove that your marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Either spouse can file for the dissolution of marriage. You must prove that a marriage exists, one party has been a Florida resident for six months immediately preceding the filing of the petition, and the marriage is irretrievably broken.

“Fault” is not considered unless it is germane to the issue at hand.

Each divorce case is unique and, therefore, results vary from case to case. In each case, the issues are different, which can include the division of property and possessions, responsibility for support, and parental responsibility and time-sharing with children.

Eddie Stephens is a Board Certified (Specialist) Marital and Family (Divorce) attorney in Palm Beach Florida and a partner in the form Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson and Bleau, PL and can be reached at (561) 842-3000.  Eddie Stephens, Esquire, is Board Certified in Marital and Family (Divorce) Law and practices in West Palm Beach, FL and is a partner in the firm Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson and Bleau, PL.   Eddie Stephens primarily represents clients in divorce, paternity, post judgment, modification,and domestic violence who are located in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Jupiter, Wellington, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Boca Raton, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart,  Royal Palm Beach, and Wellington.

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