Do I Need a Reason to Get a Divorce in Florida?

You need a reason to get divorced in Florida, but you don’t have to prove fault to move forward with this process. Florida provides a number of reasons or “grounds” for divorce; as a no-fault divorce state, one of these options is “irreconcilable differences.” This option allows people to get a divorce without having to prove either spouse is responsible for the marriage’s failure, as is the case for at-fault divorces.

You might consider filing for a no-fault divorce for irreconcilable differences if:

  • You and your spouse have grown apart
  • You are no longer happy being married to your spouse
  • You no longer trust your spouse
  • You and your spouse disagree on parenting your children
  • You and your spouse disagree on finances
  • You and your spouse’s religious views are in conflict
  • Efforts to resolve issues with your marriage have failed

There are many reasons why marriages fail, and not all of them amount to reasons as severe as adultery, abandonment, or any of the other grounds for an at-fault divorce. Even if your spouse has cheated on you, or your reason to seek divorce otherwise aligns with at-fault divorce, you might file for a no-fault divorce to ensure your divorce succeeds, reduce the time it takes to divorce, and minimize the emotional confusion of the divorce process.

Contact an Attorney for Legal Counsel

Divorce is one of the most difficult decisions to make, but it can help you start fresh and move forward in life. However, when making such a big decision, it's important to consult with an experienced divorce attorney who understands the complexities of the situation – especially when you’re weighing whether to file an at-fault or no-fault divorce.

Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A. has years of experience and provides personalized legal guidance for those considering filing for divorce. Our attorneys can address your specific situation with the information you need to make informed decisions about how best to proceed with your case. Our team of knowledgeable attorneys can ensure that all options are explored and provide expert advice tailored to your individual needs.

For more information about our legal services, contact Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A. today.