By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
In Palm Beach County, Florida, if the husband and wife have a fully executed marital settlement agreement, then only one of them has to go to court for the final hearing. Usually, it is the Petitioner, the one who asked the court for the divorce in the first place, who goes to court to have the divorce granted by the judge.
The exception could be if the Respondent, the person who is receiving the divorce, is the Florida resident, then he/she would be the one to go to court to have the divorce finalized. Both parties are welcome to participate in an contested final hearing but usually only one party is necessary.
In cases that go to trial, obviously both husband and wife need to be present for the entire trial. If you are considering divorcing in Palm Beach County, Florida, and want more information, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com.