What Does It Mean to Say That My Florida Marriage Is Irretrievably Broken?

Posted on : February 27, 2019
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No-Fault Divorce In Florida

Florida is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that in order to get a divorce you must be able to show that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This concept can be confusing for some people, even those people who have come to the conclusion that divorce is the only option for them to move on with their lives.

For each person, the meaning of irretrievably broken might vary somewhat.

The most common reason to obtain a dissolution of marriage in Florida is that the marriage is shown to irretrievably broken. This means essentially that the parties have disputes or differences, but they are not able to settle and that the severity of these disputes or differences is so much that they have caused a total breakdown of the marriage.

By stating that the marriage is irretrievably broken, this means that no reasonable effort could solve the concerns such that the parties would be able to live together in a healthy marital relationship.

Saying that a marriage is irretrievably broken does not mean that there must be a good spouse and a bad spouse. Even a spouse who has grounds outside of no-fault can bring the action successfully. All that must be proven in order to obtain a divorce in the state of Florida is that the marriage is irretrievably broken or dead.

When no question of fault is involved as in these cases, the court will typically accept a statement from one of the parties that the marriage is irretrievably broken, without either one of these parties having to step forward to explain what these particular differences might be. No matter how you decide to file for divorce, schedule a consultation with an attorney who is knowledgeable and familiar with the ins and outs of individual laws within the state. This will give you a great deal of peace of mind, perspective and confidence in moving forward with your Florida divorce.      

If you have come to the conclusion that your marriage is over and that it’s irretrievably broken, the time to take action is now.


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