Tampa Dissolution of Marriage Attorney
The term “dissolution of marriage” is what Florida law calls divorce. Accordingly, if you are considering the possibility of filing for divorce, or if you have recently been served with divorce papers by your ex, the process that will ensue is known as a dissolution of marriage. Divorce law in Florida can be extremely complicated, even when the parties agree to make their divorce as amicable as possible. Whether you are anticipating a contested or an uncontested divorce, it is important to have a lawyer on your side with experience handling divorce cases in Florida. Contact our experienced Tampa dissolution of marriage attorney today.
Common Issues in a Tampa Dissolution of Marriage Case
When you are getting divorced, or filing a petition for dissolution of marriage, it is important to understand that there are many different parts of the divorce process during which legal issues can arise. Some of the most common issues include but are not limited to:
- Filing a petition for dissolution of marriage;
- Eligibility requirements for a Florida divorce;
- Equitable distribution of marital assets and debts;
- Spousal support or maintenance (also known as alimony);
- Complex property division in high asset divorces;
- Distribution of business assets in a divorce;
- Concealed or hidden property concerns;
- Child custody, including time-sharing;
- Creating a parenting plan;
- Child support under the income shares model;
- Domestic violence and the dissolution of marriage; and
- Modifications of existing court orders.
These are some of the broader categories in which issues come up in cases involving the dissolution of marriage. Our Tampa dissolution of marriage lawyers represent clients in a wide range of cases.
Requirements for Dissolution of Marriage in Tampa
What are the requirements to dissolve a marriage in Tampa? There are relatively few requirements that you must meet in order to get divorced in Florida, or to dissolve your marriage. For a regular or traditional divorce, one of the spouses must have lived in Florida for at least six months prior to the date of filing the petition for dissolution of marriage. Then, the parties must meet the requirement for a no-fault divorce. Under the Florida Statutes, the party who files the petition for dissolution of marriage must plead that the “marriage is irretrievably broken,” and the court must determine that the marriage is in fact irretrievably broken. There are no waiting period requirements, or set period of separation necessary, in order for a married couple to get divorced in Florida.
Beyond a regular or traditional divorce, there is also something known as a “simplified dissolution.” A simplified dissolution is possible only when the divorce is uncontested, neither party is seeking alimony, there are no minor or dependent children from the marriage, and the spouses agree that their marriage is irretrievably broken.
Contact The Law Office of Laura A. Olson, P.A. Today
Whether you have questions about filing for divorce, need assistance filing a petition for dissolution of marriage, or require representation after being served with divorce papers, a lawyer at The Law Office of Laura A. Olson, P.A. can help. Contact our experienced Tampa dissolution of marriage attorney today to learn more about how we can assist you.