By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
In the state of Florida, the law allows for a divorce case to be sectioned or bifurcated. What this means is that the court can grant the divorce, so the parties are now legally single, but reserve on a ruling concerning the other divorce issues such as property division.
If children are involved, and there is a bifurcation of the case, the children’s issues come first. It is the court’s job to protect children of a marriage and to determine what is in the best interests of the child/ren. So child support and time sharing and shared parental responsibility will be put into place by court order first. Then a divorce can be granted. Then the court can rule on equitable distribution of assets and debts, alimony, and finally an award of attorneys fees if any.
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