Filing for Divorce in Coconut Creek
Consult with Our Family Lawyer in Broward County
If you realize that your marriage is broken beyond repair and believe that divorce is your best option, then you probably need to speak with an experienced lawyer who can address your questions and concerns about the divorce process. Divorce may involve more than just ending a legal relationship—it may involve the determination of your rights to alimony, property division, child custody, or child support.
At The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L., our legal team is highly knowledgeable and experienced in the field of divorce and family law in Broward County. We can help you get through this painful time in your life and work toward a positive outcome on all issues involved.
Call (954) 626-8071 today to consult with a Coconut Creek divorce lawyer.
Assisting with the Difficult Decisions
In a divorce where children are involved, matters can be especially heated. Topics of where your children will live and who will pay support can be grounds for arguments between you and your spouse. We understand how hard it can be to make these types of decisions, and we are here to guide you through the complex legal process. We are happy to help you with divorce matters throughout Broward County.
Types of Divorce in South Florida
When you have made the decision to pursue divorce, it is important to remember that you have a number of different options. There are more options than just one avenue of divorce. Our divorce lawyer in Coconut Creek can explain the different methods that are available to you and explore the one that is most suited to your needs.
There are four types of divorce cases we handle:
- Simplified divorce
- Uncontested divorce
- Contested divorce
- Collaborative divorce
What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Florida?
In Florida, you do not need to prove that your spouse is at fault for the end of your marriage. Florida is a “no-fault state,” so you only need to claim that the marriage is irretrievably broken or has deteriorated to a point where there is no chance for the two of you to reconcile and get back together.
Fault may be considered in cases such as custody or alimony. For example, if a spouse has had a history of alcoholism, the courts can consider that spouse to be irresponsible. They may not receive the custody or alimony arrangement that they desire.
Remember that before a judge can finalize your divorce, you must have met minimum residency requirements. At least one spouse must have been a continuing resident of the state of Florida for at least six months. You can show your state ID, driver’s license card, a voter registration card, or provide a testimonial witness, as examples.
Source: Fla. Stat. § 61.001-61.45