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How Do I Get a Divorce in Sarasota, Florida?


Divorce in Sarasota, Florida Divorce is a big step.  One of the biggest fears about divorce is the “unknown.”  Will I get to see my kids?  Will I be able to move? What will happen to my finances?  How much


Alimony in Your Sarasota Divorce Case Alimony can be a tough issue to resolve in your Sarasota divorce case.  Why?  Because, there is no set formula for determining alimony in Florida.   Adding to the complexity is the fact that there

Child Custody

Child Custody Basics for Sarasota Family Law Cases Child custody is determined by a Parenting Plan in Sarasota divorce and paternity cases.  In other words, the term for child custody in Florida is a Parenting Plan. I often have folks tell me that

Child Support

Child Support in Your Sarasota Family Law Case Child support for your case in Sarasota, Florida is calculated using a statewide schedule.  If you would like to review the detailed statute, I have provided the link: Section 61.30, Florida Statutes How

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Divorce FAQ

What are the grounds for divorce in Florida?

To request a divorce in Florida, the only claim you need to make is that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Florida is a "no fault" state.

Is Florida a No-Fault State for Divorce? Florida is a “no-fault” state for divorce.  (Dissolution of marriage).  The only claim required in a divorce petition is that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” *    In fact, the court may dismiss your

In Florida at what age can a child choose which parent to live with?

When the child turns 18. In Florida there is no magic age when a minor child gets to pick.

At what age can a child choose which parent to live with?

How fast can I get a divorce in Florida?

A Florida divorce can be finalized on the 21 day.

A Florida divorce can be finalized on the 21 day. Under Section 61.19 Florida Statutes, “no final judgment of dissolution of marriage may be entered until at least 20 days have elapsed from the date of filing the original petition

Where Should I File My Florida Divorce Case?

A Florida divorce should be filed in the county where you and your spouse last lived together with the "common intent" to remain married

Which County Is the Right Place to File a Florida Divorce Case? In Florida, a divorce case should be filed in the county where the couple last lived together.  The term the court uses to describe this “proper county” is

In a Florid divorce does it matter how marital assets and liabilities are titled?

In Florida the titling of marital assets usually does not matter in the divorce, unless an exception applies.

In a Florid divorce does in matter if marital assets are held in just one party’s name? The short answer is no.*   Under Florida law, assets acquired during the marriage by either spouse, whether individually or jointly, are “marital.”

How do I get an annulment of marriage in Florida?

In Florida annulments are rare, and usually are based on capacity issues. The fact that a marriage is short term in nature is not grounds for an annulment

I often meet with folks who want to get an annulment of marriage rather than a divorce.  Annulments in Florida are rare, because you have to demonstrate a reason that prevented you and your spouse from entering into a valid

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