What Are Grounds For Divorce In Florida?

by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

There are many reasons to divorce.  Among the most common are problems with in laws and children in extended families, money problems, addiction to drugs, sex, alcohol, gambling, shopping or whatever.  There could be mental health issues such as depression, paranoia, or a bi polar personality.  There could be mental or physical abuse or repeated domestic violence.  A marriage can be a sham without a basis, just for immigration purposes, for example, or for health insurance.

There could be fraud in the inducement, (riches, babies) and the spouse finds out too late that whatever attracted him/her to the marriage is not true. 

There are many reasons to divorce.  But in the State of Florida, the only grounds you need to divorce include a 6 month residency, and a declaration that the marriage is irretrievably broken.  That’s it.  All other grounds are emotional ones, not legal ones. 

Are these emotional grounds relevant?  In some circumstances, when it comes to dividing the marital estate, marital debt, and providing support, they could be.  But Florida is a no fault state.  If you meet the residency requirement and declare the marriage irretrievably broken, you will get your divorce.  For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the Palm Beach 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.

Two Reasons To Head To A Divorce Lawyer

by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

As a practicing divorce lawyer for more than 14 years, I find some common themes.  I want to share these to see if they apply to my readers.  In my opinion, there are two reasons marriages break down:

Loss of respect and loss of trust.

From these, all other things follow, that most people incorrectly label the “cause” of their divorce: infidelity, in law problems, lack of communication, lack of intimacy, extended family problems, sex or lack thereof, money problems, mental abuse, domestic violence, secrecy, spying, stealing, destruction of property, power struggles, discipline of children or lack thereof, not taking responsibility and the list could go on and on.

Once a marriage falls apart due to either the loss of respect or the loss of trust, it is very hard to put it back together.  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 http://www.familylawwpb.com for more information.

What “Causes” Divorce?

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

Many married couples go along not realizing how a relationship can deteriorate into a bad situation.  Then when their partner mentions divorce, they are completely taken by surprise.

The list is a short one as to the main causes for divorce: sex, money, power.

Take sex first…either there is not enough sex in the marriage, or no sex, or sex outside the marriage.  Affairs, adultery, cheating, broken loyalty and broken trust is the result.  Irreconcilable differences arise.

Re: money, financial strain on the marriage causes arguing as to what bills go unpaid, foreclosure of the marital home, loss of job or income, laziness to find work, mounting expenses… all are ripe grounds for discontent, dispute and divorce.

Then comes power, which can result in controlling behavior of one over the other.  Verbal or physical abuse, domestic violence claims, criminal behavior of stealing a spouse’ personal property (like jewelry or tools), is the result.

Other causes of divorce include mental health problems, issues with in laws or extended families, children of another marriage, drug or alcohol use. While each case is different, if you see yourself in any of the above scenarios, consult with a divorce lawyer immediately to protect your rights.   Call one of the lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com.