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Fault-Based Divorce vs. No-Fault Divorce

Recently our divorce lawyers Boynton Beach legal team got together. There was one common thing that came popping up. This was a misconception that there must be someone at fault for divorce. Many people believe that one spouse needs to be at fault in order to file for a dissolution of marriage in Florida. Typically, adultery is a common reason for divorce, however, that only applies in states that still require fault as a basis for filing a dissolution of marriage.

Florida, Palm Beach County and Boynton Beach Are No-fault

The entire state of Florida is a no-fault divorce state and therefore, no one has to be at fault in order to file for a dissolution of marriage.

A common reason for divorce that is not based on fault is due to the fact that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

What if only my spouse or I think the marriage is irretrievably broken but the other spouse does not?

That’s a great question! Under Florida law, only one party needs to find the marriage to be irretrievably broken. Therefore, even if your spouse does not want to file for a dissolution of marriage, you are still entitled to file without their permission.

Our Palm Beach County and Divorce Lawyers Boynton Beach Legal Team Can Help Now

If you are facing a Florida divorce, you should consult with an experienced family law attorney with experience in Florida family law. Attorney Nicole Vette focuses her work exclusively on family law related matters including the following areas.

  • divorce
  • child custody
  • child support
  • alimony
  • pre-nuptial agreements
  • domestic violence

Vette Law offers a free thirty (30) minute consultation which can be conducted via Zoom, telephone or in-person. Contact us at nicole@vettelaw.com or 561-531-9132; 1375 Gateway Blvd. Suite 42, Boynton Beach, FL 33426. Our divorce lawyers Boynton Beach, Post St Lucie and Palm Beach County legal professionals will provide immediate answers to all your difficult legal questions.