Contrary to popular belief, a person can get a divorce without the consent of their spouse in virtually every state without necessarily causing a delay or complicating the proceedings. Even so, obtaining a divorce can indeed be a difficult process. Especially when they involve minor children.
Florida is a no fault state, which means either person in the marriage can initiate a divorce without consent from the other. You are not required to state any specific reasons for divorcing; you may simply cite “irreconcilable differences” and be granted a divorce without a hitch. That is, if minor children aren’t in the picture.
When there are no minor children involved in the process, getting a divorce in Florida is relatively quick and painless. You can simply file for a dissolution of marriage and avoid the family court system entirely, which is where things often take a turn for the worse.
Every divorce is different, so how yours plays out will very much depend on the particulars of your case. For example, even if minor children are not part of the equation, other matters, such as alimony or the division of property can affect the nature of your divorce proceedings. Nevertheless, lack of consent from your spouse will not keep divorce process from moving forward. If you are facing unwelcome divorce proceedings, consult with an experienced divorce attorney in order to discuss the facts of your case and protect your interests.
This post was written by David Hurvitz. Follow David on Google+.