By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
Bifurcation means that you divide the cases into separate issues so that a decision on one issue won’t affect the others.
For example, I could motion the Court to bifurcate a divorce case in order to decide the children’s issues first, and then the rest of the divorce issues later. The Court would have to see a good legal reason to adjudicate the case in parts, but it is possible to achieve.
Another example of bifurcation would be to motion the court to have the divorce granted, with the property settlement to be done later and in a second part. This would allow another marriage to take place quickly for whatever reason, an impending death, a pregnancy about to term, etc.
In bifurcation cases, a motion has to be filed, a hearing takes place and the judge either grants or denies the motion. For more information about this or other divorce topics in Palm Beach County divorce cases, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com for more information.