Can One Partner File Simplified Dissolution of Marriage?
In Florida, a simplified dissolution of marriage is only available to couples who agree to use this form of dissolution proceeding and completely agree on how to divide all their property and debts. Since both spouses must be in complete agreement and will be unable to examine each other as witnesses or obtain documents pertaining to each other’s income, expenses, assets and liabilities, it is not possible for only one partner to file a simplified dissolution of marriage.
Other requirements for using a simplified dissolution of marriage include:
- They must have no natural or adopted minor children or dependent children
- The mother cannot be pregnant
- At least one spouse must have lived in Florida in the past six months
- Both partners must agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken and want to end their marriage because of serious permanent differences
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