Answers to frequently asked questions about Florida divorces

On Behalf of | Feb 11, 2022 | Blog, Divorce |

No one goes into a marriage expecting it to end in divorce. Understandably, when a divorce does happen, many people have questions.

These are some answers to frequently asked questions about Florida divorces.

What are some common reasons people get divorced?

Whether you have concerns that your marriage might be in trouble or are being proactive about preventing problems, it can be useful to know what the most common causes of divorce are:

  1. Incompatibility or lack of commitment is the reason for 43% of divorces.
  2. Affairs or infidelity causes 28% of divorces.
  3. Issues with money cause 22% of divorces.
  4. Addiction and domestic violence are responsible for 5.8% of divorces.
  5. Communication problems cause 1.2% of divorces.

Do you need a reason to get divorced in Florida?

The only reason you need to qualify for a Florida divorce is to be in a marriage that is irretrievably broken. There is no waiting period, but you may want to consider whether you have exhausted all efforts to save the marriage before filing.

Do you need an attorney to file a divorce?

You can file a divorce without the assistance of an attorney, but it may be beneficial to consult with one.

Is divorce expensive?

Uncontested divorces usually cost between $500 and $5,000. However, a contested divorce averages between $5,000 and $30,000.

Navigating the legal issues involved with a divorce can be tricky for people who are not familiar with the law. The better you understand the process, the less stressful your divorce is likely to be.

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