What if Spouse Says “NO” to Divorce?

Many people are relieved when their divorce attorney informs them that their spouse’s willingness to grant them a divorce is not a requirement for dissolution of marriage. Although when both spouses are willing, the divorce process can be much easier, approval of both spouses is not necessary in order to be granted a divorce.

Once the divorce process is started, the other spouse, known as the respondent, can file a response to your petition for divorce, however, if no response is received, a request can be made for a default to be entered by the court.

Becoming familiar with Florida divorce law will help you make decisions based on fact instead of on misconceived beliefs. An experienced divorce attorney who listens to your concerns and informs you of the facts regarding Florida law and your case is an invaluable asset during this time.

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