What Do I Need to File Divorce in Florida
Information regarding requirements to file Divorce in Florida.
Residency RequirementFlorida requires that at least one of the parties to the divorce be a resident of the State of Florida for 6 months prior to the filing. This typically means that a party is actually physically present in the State for the entire 6 months prior.
No-Fault StateFlorida is a no-fault state for divorce. Meaning that the reason why the marriage is over is not relevant or necessary for the divorce itself. The reason may have relevance for other issues, however for the divorce itself one party must allege and believe the marriage is "irretrievably broken" or broken beyond all repair.