Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Divorce 

If you are seeking a dissolution of marriage in Miami, you should know that Florida is a no fault state which means you do not need to prove fault on the part of the other spouse in order to get divorced. For example, there is no need to prove a spouse abandoned you or committed adultery. A Florida divorce judge will enter a final judgment of divorce so long as one of two grounds are stated by the spouse seeking divorce

The first ground is that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This means there is no way the marriage can be saved. If the other spouse denies the marriage is irretrievably broken, the court may order the parties to attend therapy or pause the case for no more than three months to give the parties a chance to attempt reconciliation themselves. 

The second ground is that the other spouse is incompetent. Specific requirements must be met to be successful under this ground, including a legal declaration of incompetence for at least three years before the date of filing. 

Generally, if a person wants out of a marriage in Florida, the law will not put up road blocks for that to happen. While the time it takes for a family law case to be finalized varies based on the specific facts of each case, dissolution is usually inevitable.  

If you need help filing for divorce in Miami, contact a Florida divorce lawyer at Streets Law for a consultation.