In Florida, a divorce is referred to as a Dissolution of Marriage. Florida recognizes two grounds for divorce:

  • The marriage is irretrievably broken (cannot be fixed) or
  • One of the parties to the marriage has been declared mentally incapacitated for at least 3 years prior to filing the action for divorce.

Florida law requires proof of Florida residence and the court will require proof that one of the parties to the divorce has resided in Florida for at least 6 months prior to filing.

A divorce is rarely ever pleasant. Properly weigh all options and consider the consequences on your family and finances before you proceed with a divorce. Orlando Divorce Attorney Natalie D. Hall, P.A. has extensive experience in seeing you through the divorce process.

The length of time needed to complete a divorce varies. Several factors affect how the long the process will take, not the least of which is the willingness of the parties to come to an agreement on the issues. Some common issues that arise during a divorce are those involving the children (time-sharing, decision making and child support), property division and spousal support (alimony).

Many circuit courts require pre trial mediation of all family matters. Mediation allows the parties to meet with a neutral third party who can assist them with negotiating an agreement.

It is always a good idea to identify the areas which may be in conflict and gather proof and evidence supporting your position before filing for divorce. If there are minor children, clients are encouraged to think about how each parent will share time with the children during week days, weekends, holidays and school breaks.

It is also good practice to become familiar with the existence and current value of all property, financial accounts, retirement plans and in general, all assets of the marriage.

Dissolving a marriage has far reaching consequences to your family, finances and general well-being. Whether negotiating an uncontested divorce or aggressively litigating contested issues, the right attorney can make a difference. Attorney Hall is familiar with and has handled various divorces including but not limited to uncontested divorces, those involving parenting plan disputes and cases with high-asset division.

Contact Orlando Divorce Attorney Natalie D. Hall  for experienced legal advice and assistance with your divorce. Attorney Natalie D. Hall serves Orlando, Winter Park and the surrounding areas.