Florida Family Law FAQs

What happens if one party doesn’t want a divorce?

December 11, 2023 in Divorce

Divorce, legally known as dissolution of marriage, is based on a “no fault” law in Florida. This means that the reason for wanting a divorce doesn’t have to be someone’s fault. So, if one party doesn’t want a divorce but the other does, the divorce can still happen. The law sees both parties as equal partners with equal rights and responsibilities. This includes sharing the burden of divorce, even if one person doesn’t want it. The court doesn’t require both people to agree to end the marriage. If one person wants a divorce, they can get it, even if the other person doesn’t want to.

If you’re facing a situation where one party is reluctant or refuses to agree to a divorce, it’s essential to understand your legal options and rights. Contact Shemtov Hillstrom at (954) 329-2222 for a consultation with our knowledgeable trial attorneys. We specialize in navigating the complexities of Florida’s “no fault” divorce law and can guide you through the process, ensuring your interests are protected. Even in challenging circumstances, we are here to provide the support and legal expertise you need.

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