Grounds for divorce In florida
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Florida is a no fault divorce state, meaning that it is not necessary to plead or prove grounds such as adultery, abandonment, etc.
Alimony is based on a number of factors listed in Florida Statute §61.08, such as length of the marriage, but the primary factors are need of the requesting party and ability of the other spouse to pay.
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In Florida the divorce action may be filed if your marriage is irretrievably broken- we do not use fault as a ground for divorce. Spousal support is based upon the need of the person requesting - for reasonable needs in accordance with the lifestyle maintained during the marriage, and the ability of the other spouse to pay.
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I believe the 2 other responses are right on target. It is conceivable the court will never learn of your husband's propensities. If you have children, be sure to protect them from possible abuse.
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