After discussing your case with you, Jennifer will be able to quote you an initial fee. We accept cash, check, and credit cards. In limited circumstances payment plans may be arranged. The total amount of fees varies with each case as it depends on how much time is required by the attorney.
How long does a divorce take?
This is typically a function of the varying cooperation levels and negotiation that can take place in each divorce. The easiest uncontested divorce is usually 60 to 90 days whereas a very contested matter can take a few years! There is not a mandated separation period in Florida as there is in many other states.
When can I get a divorce in Florida?
One party must be a resident of the State of Florida for at least six months to obtain the jurisdiction of the courts. Pre-filing efforts can be done before six months if time is an issue.
If I leave the house do I abandon my rights to it?
No. Leaving your marital property does not constitute abandonment of your legal rights. Abandonment is a legal concept that exists in fault based states use as grounds for divorce. Florida is a "no fault" state, so that you do not have to prove actual grounds to get a dissolution. One party simply must testify that the marriage is irretrievably broken to be eligible for a dissolution. However, property rights, equitable distribution, and custody are complex legal concepts and some rights may be prejudiced by leaving depending on the circumstances, you should consult with an attorney regarding your specific situation.