Florida Divorce Process


Options are generally nice to have. It’s good to have more than one arrow in the quiver.  The path taken will greatly affect how a divorce will go, how long it will take, how painful it will be, and how much it will cost. So, how does the Florida divorce process work?

How Can a Florida Divorce Attorney Help

An established family law legal team with a deep well of client advocacy in divorce matters can provide guidance and representation in these mainstay processes:

  • Litigated divorce in court overseen by a judge
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Mediated divorce

Any one of those processes might – or might not – comprise a best-route vehicle for an individual seeking to dissolve a marriage and start a fresh post-divorce life.

A court-overseen divorce is generally marked by some level – often heightened – of adversarialism, for example. High-conflict divorces are endeavors that often feature a win-lose outcome regarding fighting exes. Some divorcing couples see this judge-driven process as the only route for dissolving an embattled marriage.

Many other divorcing couples view things differently, though. For them, a mediated or collaborative decoupling is an option that can be profitably pursued in a generally civil vein.

The former alternative to litigation features a neutral facilitator who guides discussion while pursuing win-win outcomes. Conversely, spouses in a collaborative divorce each retain their own attorney and proceed similarly toward mutually beneficial solutions marked by a couple’s autonomy over the process.

Divorce mediation and collaborative divorce often yield many advantages, including enhanced privacy and comparative savings in cost, time, and energy relative to a litigated process. Understandably, divorcing parties often seek to retain a family law firm with certified mediators and proven collaborative law professionals.

Contact our Tampa divorce attorneys to learn more.

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As a dedicated family law practice in the Tampa Bay area, we work one on one with our clients, resulting in representation that is characterized by genuine care and understanding. If you are dealing with divorce or other family law issues, please contact at 813-223-7739  to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced family and divorce attorneys.