By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
In some states like New York, you have to ask PERMISSION to be granted a divorce, either from your spouse or the court. NOT SO in the state of Florida.
You do not need permission to get a Florida divorce. All you need to do is file for one. If one spouse wants a divorce and the other doesn’t, too bad, so sad. The spouse intending on divorcing just has to declare the marriage irretrievably broken and meet the 6 months residency requirement. The other spouse doesn’t even have to agree.
That is why is is common knowledge that getting divorced in Florida is “easy”. Beware, it IS easy to get a divorce here. What is difficult is to get a FAIR divorce, especially when your spouse won’t agree to your terms.
That is where we lawyers come in to apply the facts of your marriage to the laws of the state of Florida. Why give up something you are entitled to under the law? Why give up something clearly a judge in the courtroom would have you take with you out the door?
First you must know your rights. Then if you CHOOSE to waive them to get the divorce done, that is up to you. However, lawyers offer valuble guidance so you don’t have to sacrifice everything in the name of a divorce. For more information on this subject or other divorce proceedings, consult with the attorneys at Robin Roshkind, P.A. by calling 561-835-9091 or click on the ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. website at www.familylawwpb.com.