What You Should Know Before Filing for Divorce

It’s often said that a little preparation can go a long way in making things easier, and a Florida divorce is no exception. As you get ready to navigate this difficult process, there are a couple of things worth knowing in advance.

For starters, before filing divorce documents, you or your partner must have evidence of legal residence in the state of Florida for a minimum of six months. The sole exception is for those in the Armed Forces. Your location is deemed enough to secure legal residence if you or your spouse are deployed on a base within Florida.

Before you can apply for marriage dissolution in Florida, you must collect all the facts you need to aid your claims for things like property separation, child support, custody agreement, alimony, and more. It is strongly advisable that you allow a lawyer familiar with divorce laws in Florida to help you manage the documents and defend your best interests. When they attempt to do it themselves, certain couples may overlook certain assets.

Without going into the whole divorce process, a civil separation helps you to settle on property considerations, visitation agreements, and support payments. Florida, though, is one of the few states where civil separation isn’t acknowledged. When spouses are physically apart, the courts will oversee disputes, and under certain conditions, the state system allows for restricted divorce.

This update is provided by the firm and Miami family lawlawyers of Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.