There is no way around it: Your marriage is broken. it can not be fixed. You look your spouse in the eye and tell him or her: You want a Divorce. But what now? What does a Pasco or Hillsborough County divorce entail? How does the divorce process get started?
THE MARRIAGE IS IRRETRIEVABLY BROKEN
First, before you can get a Florida divorce, you must ask the Court for permission to end your marriage. As a technical matter, the court will not entertain granting a divorce unless one of the following two facts appear: (a) The Marriage is irretrievably broken, or (b) Mental incapacity of one of the parties. 9 times out of 10, that the party requesting the divorce must prove that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
The Court will handle the question of granting a divorce differently based on whether there are children involved or not, and whether one of the parties denies that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
NO MINOR CHILD, PARTIES AGREE THAT MARRIAGE CANNOT BE REPAIRED
When there are no minor children involved, and the parties agree that the marriage cannot be repaired, then the court will simply enter a judgment granting the divorce if it does indeed agree with the parties that the marriage cannot be fixed.
MINOR CHILD, OR ONE OF THE PARTIES THINKS THE MARRIAGE CAN BE FIXED
When there is a minor child, or one of the parties feels that the marriage can be fixed, then the court may do a wide array of theings, such as ordering the parties to consult with a marriage counselor, psychologist, minister priest, rabbi, or any other qualifying person. Alternatively, the court may continue the case for three months, to see if the parties can indeed work out a reconciliation. Finally, the Court may do any other such action that it deems fit if it is in the best interest of the parties or the minor child.
Contact a Divorce Attorney Today to Discuss Your Options
Contact Denmon & Denmon Trial Lawyers today to discuss your pending divorce matter at 813.554.3232 (Hillsborough) and 727-753-0049(Pasco and Pinellas). Ask to speak directly to an Divorce Attorney.