Broward Divorce Lawyer
There are two minimum requirements to qualify for a divorce in Florida. First, one of the parties must have been a Florida resident, as defined by statute, for at least six months before filing for divorce. Second, the marriage must be irretrievably broken – meaning that it cannot be salvaged or repaired through counseling or any other means.
The spouse who initiates a divorce is called the Petitioner. The other spouse is called the Respondent. After receiving service of the petition, the Respondent has twenty (20) days to file an Answer to it or a default may be entered.
Divorce is never an easy choice, even when it's the only choice. We have decades of experience with complicated issues like alimony, child custody, child support, and division of property. We'll stand by you every step of the way.
Our goal is to work toward a swift, but fair resolution of your issues, while avoiding unnecessary costs.