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How difficult is it to Divorce in Florida?

The difficulty of getting a divorce in Florida depends on a number of factors, including whether the divorce is contested or uncontested, the complexity of the marital estate, and the willingness of the spouses to cooperate.

Uncontested divorces are the least difficult and least expensive type of divorce. In an uncontested divorce, the spouses agree on all of the terms of the divorce, including child custody, child support, alimony, and the division of property. If the spouses can agree on all of the terms, they can file for a simplified dissolution of marriage. Simplified dissolutions are typically processed by the court within a few weeks.

Contested divorces are more difficult and more expensive than uncontested divorces. In a contested divorce, the spouses disagree on at least one term of the divorce. If the spouses cannot agree on the terms of the divorce, they will need to go to court. A contested divorce can take several months or even years to finalize.

The complexity of the marital estate can also make divorce more difficult. If the spouses have a lot of assets and debts, or if they have minor children, the divorce process will be more complex and time-consuming.

Finally, the willingness of the spouses to cooperate can also affect the difficulty of the divorce. If the spouses are willing to cooperate and work together to resolve their differences, the divorce process will be easier and faster. However, if the spouses are hostile to each other and unwilling to compromise, the divorce process will be more difficult and time-consuming.

Overall, the difficulty of getting a divorce in Florida varies depending on the specific circumstances of the case. However, even the most difficult divorces can be finalized with the help of an experienced family law attorney.

Here are some tips for making the divorce process easier and less stressful:

  • Be honest and open with your attorney.
  • Be willing to compromise.
  • Focus on the best interests of your children.
  • Avoid making negative comments about your spouse in front of your children.
  • Take care of yourself physically and emotionally.


If you are considering getting a divorce in Florida, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and options, and can represent you in court.

Family Law can be complicated and frustrating, navigating the system can be costly and burdensome. At Tumarkin & Burns, P.A. of Osceola County, Florida we’ve seen it all and helped hundreds of family law clients. If you need help or have questions, we are here to help. Simply click here and schedule an appointment with our team. 

This is for informational purposes only, not to be construed as legal advice.


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