It can be heartbreaking and challenging when a couple is getting a divorce. It can easily turn nasty and litigated, but it doesn’t have to be. With the assistance of the right lawyer, the proceedings can be done in a smooth and friendly manner using the collaborative process in Florida.
Florida is a no-fault state, which means the reason for getting a divorce doesn’t matter. The couple is required to divide everything accumulated during the divorce. They both have equal decision rights over their kids.
When you are considering getting a divorce, it is important to understand the entire process to make it less overwhelming.
Factors Involved in the Divorce Process in Florida
Here are some of the main factors you would have to agree to or the judge would decide during your divorce in Florida:
- What assets and liabilities were accumulated during the marriage
- Are there any assets or liabilities that are not “marital” and should be separate and not divided
- Does either partner needs financial support known as Alimony
- Are both parents capable of making major decisions for the children
- What’s the time-sharing schedule for the kids and are there any restrictions
- Who is paying the other parent child support
- Is each partner paying their own attorney fees or is one contributing toward the attorney fees of the other
- Lastly, all divorces are finalized by a judge signing a Final Judgment of dissolution of marriage whether the judge decided everything or the parties agreed to everything.
Costa Lawyers have more than 27 years of experience assisting couples in a divorce. If you are confused about where to start with the process, our experienced divorce lawyers offer half-hour, no-cost divorce consultations in Florida. Whether it is a divorce, child time-sharing, or equitable distribution of marital assets, our expert team can walk you through the steps. Get in touch today.