In Florida, so long as one spouse has lived in the state for at least six months, you can petition for divorce. Florida allows for no-fault divorce, meaning you do not need to show grounds for divorce in order for the courts to grant the petition, however, some requirements apply.
In the state of Florida, no judgment of dissolution of marriage shall be granted unless one of the following facts appears, which shall be pleaded generally:
- The marriage is irretrievably broken
- There is mental incapacity of one of the parties
However, “no dissolution shall be allowed unless the party alleged to be incapacitated shall have been adjudged incapacitated according to the provisions of Florida Statute 744.331 for a preceding period of at least 3 years” (Florida Statutes — Chapter: 61.052).
If you live in Clermont, Groveland, Winter Garden, Ocoee or any other community within Lake, Orange, Sumter or Osceola counties and need advice pertaining to divorce, we offer a free family law consultation to discuss your rights.
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