How quickly can I get divorced?

Most cases settle at some point prior to trial. In Florida, there is no waiting period to get divorced. Generally, you can get divorced within 20 days of settling your case.

My Husband is a deadbeat; can he terminate his parental rights to our children?

Generally in Florida, a person can voluntarily terminate their parental rights if the child or children are to be adopted by a stepparent.

I can’t find my spouse, how can I start a divorce case?

Florida Law provides for procedures to address this issue. If you make a diligent effort to find your spouse and you are unable to do so, your spouse can be served through publication.

Do I need to prove my spouse is at fault in order to obtain a divorce?

No. Florida is a no-fault divorce state, which means you do not need to prove someone was at fault in the marriage. Today in Florida, you only need to say that your marriage is irretrievably broken.

Do I have to pay alimony, if so, how much and for how long?

Presently in Florida, alimony is determined on a case by case basis. If the parties are unable to settle, the Court will consider prior cases in Florida with similar facts and also consider the factors set forth in Florida Statute 61.08