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Tampa Divorce Lawyers

Making the decision to end a marriage and begin a new stage in life is often very stressful for all parties involved. Being prepared for what will happen during the coming months and the steps you will need to take is important. Hiring a qualified divorce attorney who has experience and expert knowledge of the Florida divorce law and process can help you navigate the system and get your divorce resolved as quickly and amicably as possible.

Who is Eligible for a Divorce in Tampa?

To be eligible for a divorce in Florida, the law requires at least one spouse to have resided in the state for a minimum of six months. The spouses must also consider the marriage to be irretrievably broken. Most of the time, a marriage is deemed irretrievably broken because both spouses have agreed that is the case. However if one spouse disagrees or feels the marriage can be saved, the divorce may be delayed by the court. Some family courts will order marriage counseling with a qualified professional, like a therapist or religious leader, such as a priest or rabbi.

Who Qualifies for a Simple Dissolution of Marriage?

A simple dissolution of marriage can be granted, providing the parties agree that the marriage can’t be saved and divide any mutual assets equally. For couples with minor children, or who cannot agree on division of assets, it may become necessary to litigate the divorce.

How is Child Custody and Visitation Determined in Florida?

Custody of any minor children is determined according to the best interest of the child within the state of Florida. If spouses cannot agree what this means for the children, the court can become involved to divide custody for them.

If you are preparing to file for divorce, or want to know more about your options, call the experienced divorce attorneys at Rechel & Associates in Tampa at (813) 931-8111. Our attorneys are here to offer expert advice and guidance through this process.

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