Dissolution of Marriage
Florida is a “No Fault” state when it comes to divorce proceedings. What that means is neither party is required to claim the other party did something improper before he/she can be granted a divorce. For example, in many states the party filing for divorce must make a legal claim which would justify the court taking action to dissolve the marriage such as fraud, infidelity, non-consummation, etc. In Florida a party need only claim one of the following two reasons for seeking the divorce:
1.) The marriage is irretrievably broken; or
2.) One of the parties is mentally incapacitated and has been so for a period of no less than 3 years.