Can A Judge Deny A Divorce In Florida?

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

The answer is yes… a judge can deny a divorce on several different levels.

First it is a requirement that financial affidavits and full disclosure of marital assets, debts and pre marital property is available to the other party.  Without this requirement of MANDATORY DISCLOSURE being met, the judge WILL postpone the divorce proceedings until one or both parties comply.

Secondly, where there are children involved in the devastated marriage, a child support calculation worksheet MUST be in the court file.  Without this, the judge can deny the divorce.

Thirdly, both parents must take the 4 hour parenting class and provide a certificate as proof.

The marriage has to be irretrievably broken and the parties have to testify as such.  Or else the judge can deny the divorce.

If residency requirements of 6 months prior to filing the petition for dissolution of marriage is not met, the judge can deny the divorce.

There are other reasons a judge may deny a divorce or at least postpone the proceedings.  If the judge passes a court order and the parties don’t comply, someone is going to be sanctioned.  For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND,P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at for more information.

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