In Florida, any couple that wants a divorce must file a petition for Dissolution of Marriage. If they can agree on all or most major issues, they may sign a Marital Settlement Agreement, that details how they have agreed on all the major issues in the divorce. If children are involved, they may also devise a Parenting Plan, which states the rights and obligations both parents have concerning issues involving shared parental responsibility, timesharing, child support, health insurance, extra-curricular activities, decision making authority and other applicable parenting issues.
Many couples start the divorce process thinking they can go through an amicable divorce. Divorce does not always have to be a drag out fight. Going through a divorce is rarely an easy task, and the process often leads to hurt feelings and making the children feel isolated and confused. As painful as it can seem sometimes, divorce doesn’t need to end in bitterness or have an ugly resolution.
In the state of Florida, you have 3 divorce options that not only make getting a divorce easier; but, also save you time and money while protecting your children through an otherwise difficult time.