Fault and No-Fault Divorce
Fault & No-Fault Divorce Attorneys in Orlando
Florida is a No-Fault state when it comes to divorce. Unlike some other states, a party does not have to prove an articulated fact pattern to secure a divorce in Florida, nor is there a list of acceptable reasons to divorce. Further, the inappropriate behavior of another party, such as an affair, does not, in Florida, entitle the other party to additional support or trigger an entitlement to a larger share of the marital assets.
This is not to say that all past bad acts are ignored. For example, dissipation of marital assets on affairs can be taken into consideration when effecting equitable distribution. Further, domestic abuse can obviously have a bearing on child issues and timesharing.