What is a No Fault Divorce

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Hello and welcome to 60 Seconds with Sergio. I am your host, Sergio Cabanas, Attorney-at-Law here in Florida. Thank you for joining me today.

Today’s question is: “Sergio, what exactly is a ‘no fault’ divorce in the state of Florida?”

Well, that basically means that you don’t have to show some kind of a legal reason or some kind of “fault” in order to be able to be legally entitled to obtain a divorce.

Historically, and still today, in many other states of this country or in many countries around the world, in order to get a divorce, you have to go to court and establish that you are legally entitled to one.

For example, you had a prove-up that your spouse engaged in some kind of extramarital affair. Or, in the case of a marriage between a man and a woman, that the woman is medically unable to have children. Or you have to prove some kind of fraud, etcetera.

That’s no longer the case.

So, under modern law, here in the state of Florida, all you have to show, you don’t even have to prove all you have to show is that the marriage is “irretrievably broken”.

Meaning that the marriage is not capable of repair or not capable of reconciliation. And, how do you show this? Well, all you have to do is put it in the paperwork.

All you have to show or state in the paperwork is that the marriage is irretrievably broken and that’s your legal basis to get a divorce here in the state of Florida. Under today’s law.

I hope this short video provided you some guidance on a frequently asked question. Of course, this is not a substitute for an actual consultation with an attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable about divorce law.

Thank you again for joining me. And as always, stay informed and stay strong.

Hello and welcome to 60 Seconds with Sergio. I am your host, Sergio Cabanas, Attorney-at-Law here in Florida. Thank you for joining me today.

Today’s question is: “Sergio, what exactly is a ‘no fault’ divorce in the state of Florida?”

Well, that basically means that you don’t have to show some kind of a legal reason or some kind of “fault” in order to be able to be legally entitled to obtain a divorce.

Historically, and still today, in many other states of this country or in many countries around the world, in order to get a divorce, you have to go to court and establish that you are legally entitled to one.

For example, you had a prove-up that your spouse engaged in some kind of extramarital affair. Or, in the case of a marriage between a man and a woman, that the woman is medically unable to have children. Or you have to prove some kind of fraud, etcetera.

That’s no longer the case.

So, under modern law, here in the state of Florida, all you have to show, you don’t even have to prove all you have to show is that the marriage is “irretrievably broken”.

Meaning that the marriage is not capable of repair or not capable of reconciliation. And, how do you show this? Well, all you have to do is put it in the paperwork.

All you have to show or state in the paperwork is that the marriage is irretrievably broken and that’s your legal basis to get a divorce here in the state of Florida. Under today’s law.

I hope this short video provided you some guidance on a frequently asked question. Of course, this is not a substitute for an actual consultation with an attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable about divorce law.

Thank you again for joining me. And as always, stay informed and stay strong.

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