“Since Florida is a no-fault divorce state, it does not matter which of the spouses files for divorce first,” says our experienced divorce attorney Fort Lauderdale. “When divorce papers are filed, neither party has a legal obligation to provide a cause of the dissolution of marriage.”
How is debt divided in a divorce in Florida?
Are debts divided in a divorce? Yes, debts acquired during the marriage are typically treated as marital property in Florida divorce cases. Therefore, debts will be divided 50/50, unless there are reasons why an equal split would be inequitable (unfair).
Is husband responsible for wife's credit card debt in Florida?
If spouses enter into a debt together, the surviving spouse will only be responsible if they have signed an agreement to be held liable for their husband or wife's debt. In most instances in Florida, the debt of each spouse is their own and not the responsibility of the other.
Who keeps the house in a divorce in Florida?
Florida operates under the laws of “equitable distribution,” which essentially means property acquired during the marriage belongs to the spouse who earned it, and during a divorce all assets and liabilities are to be divided between the spouses in a fair and equitable manner.
What is the cheapest divorce you can get?
By filing a no-fault, uncontested divorce with an agreement an attorney has reviewed—especially in a state with a short residency period—you can get a quick divorce. The benefits of a quick divorce are that it saves money on legal fees and it saves a lot of stress.
Who pays adultery divorce?
where adultery is the fact proven, the respondent will pay for 100% of the costs of the divorce (including the court fee). For unreasonable behaviour, the couple will split the costs 50/50. For separation or desertion, the petitioner will pay 100% of the costs.