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Brandon Divorce Lawyers

After months, or possible years, of thinking about it, you’ve decided to ask your spouse for a divorce. Finding the right words can be difficult enough but are you prepared for what comes next?

  • Do you know how to file for divorce in Brandon?
  • Are you familiar with court procedure in Brandon?
  • Are you sure you’re even eligible for a divorce?

The Marriage is Irretrievably Broken

The court will only grant your divorce if you or your spouse has been a Florida resident for at least six months AND your marriage is irretrievably broken. An irretrievably broken marriage is a marriage both parties agree is over. If one spouse objects, the court may order you to wait three months or even attend marriage counseling with a member of the clergy, a professional marriage counselor, or any other qualifying professional.

Simplified Divorce

If there are no minor children and neither party opposes ending the marriage, the court may simply enter a judgment dissolving the marriage.

If you have minor children, there are other requirements for obtaining a divorce.

Custody of Minor Child(ren)

Dividing custody of minor children that have resulted from the marriage is a requirement to getting a divorce. The court will look to whatever is in “the best interests of the child” to divide custody. If you and your spouse can agree to a parenting plan that fits your family’s needs, provided it meets with certain requirements and is in the children’s “best interests”, the court may enter this parenting plan as a legal custody arrangement.

Call or use the contact form the experienced team of Brandon divorce professionals at Rechel & Associates today at (813) 931-8111 to discuss your divorce.

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