November 22, 2022
Divorce is a very stressful experience for everyone involved. It can be very difficult trying to untangle your life and figure out what is going to happen with the children. Even if both spouses agree on the divorce, it can still be very challenging. Even more so for the spouse who did not want the marriage to end.
If your spouse has left you and your children, you can still seek financial support from them without having to file for divorce. This includes both child support and spousal support. This way, you can ensure that your family is taken care of financially even if your spouse is no longer around.
In this guide, we’ll go over what you can do when you want to slow down the divorce process.
Is Slowing Down a Divorce Possible?
If your spouse files for divorce but you don’t want it, you can’t stop the divorce from happening. You can file a counterclaim and request counseling, which may enable an attempt at reconciliation.
If you are ordered to attend counseling sessions with your spouse, this will not prevent the divorce from proceeding. However, it may delay the process. If you do not participate in the counseling, the divorce will continue without your input, which can put you at a disadvantage. Your spouse may get what they want from the divorce without your having any say in the matter.
What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Florida?
In order to get a divorce in Florida, you do not need to show that either you or your spouse did anything wrong. The only two grounds for divorce in Florida are Irreconcilable Differences and Mental Incapacity. Irreconcilable Differences is the most common ground for divorce, and you don’t have to show that the other person did anything wrong.
When you answer the divorce complaint, you are telling the court that you want to be involved in the divorce process and that you have something to say about the important issues in the case.
What Should You Do When Your Spouse Files for Divorce?
If your spouse files for divorce, you will be served with divorce papers. These papers will tell you what you need to do next. The first thing you need to do is read the papers carefully. After you read the papers, you need to decide how you want to respond. Get legal consultation as soon as possible.
If you want to be involved in the divorce, you need to file an answer with the court. When you file an answer, you are telling the court that you want to be involved in the divorce process and that you have something to say about the important issues in the case.
If you do not want to be involved in the divorce, you do not have to do anything. If you do not respond to the divorce papers, the court will assume that you do not want to be involved in the case. The court will then grant the divorce without your input.
If you are served with divorce papers, it is very important that you take action immediately. Get legal consultation as soon as possible. Your spouse may be trying to take advantage of you by filing for divorce. You need to get legal consultation as soon as possible to protect your rights.
If you are facing a divorce, make sure you know your rights. Dorsey Law JAX can help you take legal matters into your own hands with our capable team. Get in touch with us today to learn how.