In the state of Florida, divorce is initiated when either you or your spouse files a petition for dissolution of the marriage. Since the petition must be certified by the court, it is important to have a reputable and established divorce attorney at your side.
It may be comforting to know that the goal of the court in the event of divorce is fundamentally positive – as expressed in the Civil Practice and Procedure statutes (Title VI, Chapter 61). The marriage dissolution laws are designed for three core reasons:
- “To preserve the integrity of marriage and to safeguard meaningful family relationships”;
- “To promote the amicable settlement of disputes that arise between parties to a marriage”; and
- “To mitigate the potential harm to the spouses and their children caused by the process of legal dissolution of marriage.”
In some situations, all you need to end the marriage is a well-worded petition crafted by a divorce lawyer; however, most often the process is more drawn-out. Divorce cases are often complex, with disputes and hurt feelings contributing to highly charged, stress-inducing litigation. Depending on the way that you and your spouse argue your perspectives through your attorneys, as assessed by the judge, your divorce may be classified as No Fault; Simplified; Contested or Uncontested.
At Fulmer & Fulmer, our father-son team of divorce attorneys both have ample experience in family law. Because divorce scenarios can often become complex, we are dedicated to focusing upfront on practical solutions so that you can reach an agreement, free yourself from the situation, and go on with your life.
The laws that are most critical to divorce lawyers are outlined in the Dissolution of Marriage, Support, and Time-Sharing (Title VI, Chapter 61) provisions; Probate Code for Intestate Succession and Wills (Title XLII, Chapter 732); and Florida Trust Code (Title XLII, Chapter 736).
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