Yes, Florida is a no-fault state, meaning that neither spouse has to prove culpability on the part of the other.
To divorce in Florida, one spouse merely needs to assert “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage. Most couples will need to develop written agreements regarding the distribution of marital property, alimony, a parenting agreement, child support, and more.
Parents should be aware that recent legal reforms in Florida have moved the state away from the idea of a “custodial” and “non-custodial” parent model.
Instead, Florida now asks divorcing parents to create a Parenting Plan Agreement that will address the roles and responsibilities of co-parenting and plan an effective time sharing formula for parents and children.
Working with an experienced divorce attorney can smooth the way for a calm, property negotiated divorce settlement.
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