Divorce is an emotionally and legally complex matter. Unfortunately, when people get divorced, they often feel unsure of where to turn. That said, if you’re reading this, you are in the right place. Here at The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A., we are dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of divorce, including matters involving asset distribution, child custody and support, alimony and more. If you need a competent Pasco County divorce lawyer to represent you, simply contact us today.
Getting divorced is never an easy process. Unfortunately, it is something that roughly half of all Americans go through in this day and age. That said, anyone facing a divorce would be best served with a competent Pasco County, FL family law attorney in their corner who is familiar with the various laws governing divorce in our state and how to best serve those going through the process. Our firm stands ready to help you, every step of the way.
As you can imagine, divorce can, at times, be a long and complex process. However, a skilled attorney in your corner to guide you through it can make it move along as smoothly as possible. A basic breakdown of the divorce process in Florida is as follows:
Florida is a “no-fault” state, which means spouses only need to cite “irreconcilable differences,” i.e. a no-fault divorce, where neither spouse is specifically blaming the other for the breakdown of their marriage. Many states allow spouses to cite specific fault grounds, such as adultery, but in Florida, this is not the case.
That said, spouses can cite mental incapacitation as a reason for wanting a divorce, however, the spouse citing mental incapacitation will have to prove either that the mentally ill spouse underwent a court hearing and was classified as mentally incapacitated at least three years before the divorce petition and that they sent the notice of divorce proceedings to their spouse’s nearest blood relative or guardian so they can protect their spouse’s interests during the divorce proceedings.
As you know, every divorce is different, so it is always best to speak with a divorce lawyer and get his or her advice on what the best strategy may be for your individual case.
The two types of divorce are contested divorce and uncontested divorce. If you’re in an uncontested divorce, it means you and your spouse both agree on all terms pertaining to your divorce. However, as you can imagine, most divorces are contested divorces, meaning you and your spouse have to iron out several issues (or have a judge decide on them) before your divorce can be finalized. Some of the most important divorce-related issues that must be settled are as follows:
Divorce is often a rocky road, so it is always best to have a seasoned lawyer in your corner who can protect the interests of you and your children at every turn. Fortunately, you’re in the right place. Contact The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A. today to schedule your initial consultation with our compassionate and highly-skilled legal team.
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