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Navigating Divorce in Broward County: Your Rights and Responsibilities

The rising divorce rate reflects shifting social norms, but the emotional toll remains significant. When a marriage ends, critical decisions impact your future and your children's well-being. At Family Matters Law Group, we understand the challenges you face during this difficult time. For a break-down of the requirements for a divorce in Florida, Click Here

Let's explore the key aspects of divorce:


Uncontested and Contested Divorces

  • Uncontested Divorces: These proceed swiftly when both spouses agree on parenting, equitable distribution, alimony, and child support.
  • Contested Divorces: Challenges arise when one spouse disputes any of these matters.
    • The process may head to trial unless an agreement is reached.
    • Mediation or alternative dispute resolution can facilitate resolution.

Common Grounds for Divorce

  • No-Fault Divorces: Florida follows a no-fault approach.
    • An “irretrievably broken” marriage allows for a no-fault divorce.
    • Cohabitation ceases, and reconciliation prospects vanish.

Property Division

  • Marital Property: Property acquired during the marriage.
  • Separate Property: Assets owned before marriage.
  • Equitable Distribution: Florida divides marital property fairly, not necessarily equally.

Property Division

  • Marital vs. Separate Property: Marital property includes assets acquired during the marriage, while separate property belongs to one spouse before the marriage.
  • Equitable Distribution: Florida divides marital assets fairly, not necessarily equally.
    • Real estate, bank accounts, investment property, vehicles, furniture, artwork, pensions, securities, retirement accounts, and debt all fall under consideration.

Spousal Support (Alimony)

  • Changing Landscape: Alimony is not as commonly awarded as in the past.
  • Alimony Statute: Florida now has an updated Alimony Statute (as of 2023).

Child Custody

  • Emotional Terrain: Child custody is often highly contentious.
  • 50/50 Timesharing Presumption: Florida now presumes 50/50 timesharing.
  • Best Interests of the Child: Courts determine custody based on the child's well-being.

Child Support

  • Financial Responsibility: Both parents must provide financial support for their children.
  • Child Support Calculator: Courts use this tool to determine the appropriate amount.

Legal Guidance Matters

  • Advocacy: You don't have to endure divorce alone. Our family law attorneys advocate for your rights and your family's future.
  • Schedule a Strategy Session: Contact us online or call 954.904.1020 to discuss your unique situation.

Family Matters Law Group

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