In Florida, a divorce is known as a “dissolution of marriage.” Florida is a no-fault divorce state. If one spouse files a petition for dissolution of marriage and alleges that the marriage is “irretrievably broken” the other spouse cannot stop the divorce from proceeding.
In a dissolution of marriage, a couple is required to divide marital assets and liabilities. Alimony or spousal support may also be an issue based on the length of the marriage and the earnings of both parties. If the couple has a child or children, timesharing or “custody” and child support issues need to be addressed both temporarily and permanently. In most contested cases, couples resolve their case through the mediation process or settlement negotiations rather than having a Judge decide their case.
The divorce process can be difficult, confusing, and very emotional. An experienced attorney that understands what you are going through can help guide you through the process. Attorney Alyssa Vanstone is experienced in handling contested divorces and understands the many emotions a person can face while going through a contested divorce. She also has extensive experience in settlement negotiations and trial.