Florida divorce laws are constantly changing. If you are thinking of filing for divorce or even an uncontested divorce, it’s important to contact The Law Firm of Eve McClurg first so you can know your rights. We will discuss the application of the law to your specific facts and the issues surrounding your case. We will also develop a specific case plan in order to achieve your goals.
There are no grounds for a dissolution of marriage in Florida. The parties only have to allege that the marriage is irretrievably broken. However, factors such as adultery, abandonment or cruelty maybe factors for the Court to consider in the equitable distribution of property, issues related to children and alimony.
Florida divorce laws provide that any and all property acquired during the course of the marriage is subject to equitable distribution. See Florida Statute 61.075. While there are exceptions to the rule, the Court has the power to divide property and liabilities regardless of whose name is on the title including, but not limited to real property, bank accounts, retirements, vehicles and credit card debt.
There is no legal separation in Florida. Therefore, you still may be accruing assets and liabilities subject to equitable distribution even after you have separated from your spouse. Therefore, you should call for a free consult as soon as possible because you may be negatively affecting certain claims or aspects of your case. During the consult, we will discuss Florida Law, what to expect during a divorce proceeding and we will develop a specific plan for you or your family’s future.
Florida divorce laws abolished the term custody. If you have a child or children the Courts will establish parental responsibility, time sharing, child support and other expenses related to your unique family.
To ensure your legal rights in a divorce are protected either by agreement or at trial, your first choice should be Eve McClurg, Fort Myers, Florida’s experienced and compassionate divorce lawyer.