Florida is a no-fault state.
In order to obtain a divorce, one party needs to state that he or she has lived in Florida for six months and that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
A divorce can be granted over one party’s objection. As long as one party meets the residency requirements and states that the marriage is irretrievably broken, there is no way to object to or to stop the divorce process from moving forward.
While you are not required to have a lawyer represent you, not having a lawyer can put you at a disadvantage. It is very important that you understand your rights and obligations before you reach any settlement or go to court. You may decide to seek legal advice or representation if you have questions about your rights in the divorce process.
Because each case is different, the amount of time it takes for a divorce to become finalized depends on such factors as how many issues are in dispute, whether the parties are seeking court intervention to resolve these issues and the like. We cannot guarantee a specific time frame for a divorce to become finalized. We can give a general estimate and can also provide suggestions on how to make the process more efficient.
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