Florida is also a no-fault divorce
state (actually, it uses the term dissolution of marriage
, but I will stick with the familiar plain English here). A divorce may be filed in Florida if one of the parties has lived in the state for at least 6 months.
Where the parties cannot agree on how to distribute marital property, and a judge must decide, Florida is an equitable distribution
state. Equitable essentially means fair. That means that property is not necessarily divided 50-50 between the parties.
Marital property is all property acquired during the marriage
, no matter how titled, except for some things such as inheritances and gifts.
Where the marriage is of long duration, alimony
can potentially be awarded. If it is, that can affect the distribution of property
. The court may consider fault (such as adultery) when making the award.
To get a true feeling for which state would best suit your needs, it would be a very good idea for you to have an in-office consultation with a family law
attorney in your area. That way you can review your financial situation, marital property and debts, and get a better feeling for how you might fare in Florida, given your particular situation.
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