When you first began discussing marriage with your spouse, you probably never imagined that one day, you would also be getting a divorce. However, over time, people change, as well as relationships. Whether the decision is mutual or the divorce is contested, keeping things as civil is possible with the help of an experienced divorce lawyer.
Is Your Marriage Salvageable?
Before you dial up the first attorney’s number you see on the television, you should ask yourself: Can your marriage be saved? Are there issues between you and your spouse that may be resolved through counseling or communication? It may seem like some problems are impossible to get through, but with some work, a marriage can be saved.
However, if you feel your problems have passed that point, it’s okay. Attempting to save your marriage is a decision that you must make on your own.
Where Do I Begin?
If you feel that divorce is necessary, then here are some things you should know.
In the state of Florida, nobody is considered 'at fault' for a divorce, so there are no penalties to fear when you file for divorce. At least one spouse must file for "dissolution of marriage".
The state also wants to prove three important things when filing for divorce:
The marriage is no longer salvageable
You or your spouse has lived in Florida for a minimum of six months
You are legally married to your partner
Find out Which Type of Case you Have
Here are few type of Divorce case you may have and need an attorney -
Does the Court Have to Get Involved?
A simple dissolution of marriage can be filed for, but there are many requirements that the court needs to verify in order to qualify for a simple dissolution marriage. Some of the requirements include:
Neither individual is seeking alimony.
Both parties agree to the divorce.
There are no dependents or no expected children on the way.
A regular dissolution of marriage will more than likely go to court, but if you and your spouse can reach an agreement, then the process is much smoother. Most common agreements surround asset division and child custody.
An experienced divorce attorney can help you understand how the divorce process works and how to keep things civil with your spouse.
Contact a Tampa Divorce Attorney Today
Divorce can be a difficult time, but the Divorce attorney Tampa at Blair H. Chan III PLLC can be there for you and help you to reach an agreement, ensure your family is cared for, and move on. If you contact us online or call us at 813-280-5301, we can offer you a free consultation and let you know how we can help you get through your divorce.