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What to Expect from the Divorce Process in Florida

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If you are getting divorced, you need a team of legal professionals on your side who have your best interests at heart. It’s never easy to split from the person you thought would be your partner for the rest of your life, but our lawyers are here to guide you through the entire divorce process to help you with any disputes or conflicts that might arise.

Our lawyers at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. have been helping families in Florida resolve their divorce cases for more than four decades. We are committed to serving clients in Destin, and we will gladly take a look at the details of your case today.

Call (800) 822-5170 to get the help you need starting your divorce.

Florida’s Divorce Process

The following is a brief overview of what you should expect if you get divorced in Florida:

  • Divorce Petition: To start your divorce, you need to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Florida does not assign fault in divorce cases, so you don’t need to prove if you or your ex committed any wrongdoing. This means either spouse is eligible to file a petition.
  • Temporary Court Orders: If you are in immediate need of child custody and support or alimony because your household is unbearable, you will need request temporary orders from the court. Temporary orders are intended to help spouses left in a bad position by giving them temporary access to their children and the money needed to cover basic costs.
  • Divorce Papers: One spouse will have to serve the other spouse with the divorce papers. This can be done by a county sheriff or by a private servicer. If you can’t find your spouse, it can be difficult to serve them the divorce papers. Our lawyers can help you locate your spouse and explain all of your other options under the law.
  • Negotiation & Mediation: Unless you and your spouse agree on every detail of your separation, you will need to negotiate on the specific terms of your divorce. If you have kids, you will need to decide where they will live, and how the custodial spouse will be supported. You will also have to decide who gets the family home and other valuable assets. If you want to reach a fair divorce agreement, you need to hire an experienced negotiator who can ensure your spouse doesn’t take advantage of you.

Once you have handled all the details listed above, your divorce will be finalized by a judge. However, because there are many obstacles and detours you will likely encounter throughout the process, it is crucial to get assistance from a knowledgeable attorney.

Consult with a Skilled Destin Divorce Lawyer Today

At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we are here to advocate for you and make sure you reach a fair divorce agreement. Our lawyers can assess the details of your situation and explain what you need to do to get the settlement you deserve. Talk to a member of our legal team today to find out what we can do for you.

Call (800) 822-5170 request a complimentary consultation with a Destin family law attorney. We are here to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.