Helping To Meet Your Goals And Protect Your Rights In Divorce
At Thompson Family Law, P.A., in Fort Myers, our goal is to ensure that the rights of people in southwestern Florida are protected during divorce proceedings. We will carefully explain the options available regarding the divorce itself and all related issues such as spousal support and child custody.
Attorneys Specializing In Divorce
Stephen D. Thompson, one of our firm’s seasoned family law attorneys, is one of only 120 family law attorneys who is The Florida Bar board certified in family litigation. To discuss your options for divorce, contact our Fort Myers attorneys. Call 239-243-9297 or toll free at 888-550-6071 today.
Fort Myers, Florida, Lawyers Assisting With Filing Divorce Papers
Florida is a no-fault state. Neither party needs to be blamed for the breakdown of the marriage. There are two grounds for divorce. The most common ground for a divorce is that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This means the marriage cannot be saved with the help of counseling or medical help. An infrequently used ground for divorce is the mental incompetence of one spouse. A divorce may be granted if one of the parties has been mentally incompetent for at least the past three years.
You or your spouse must have resided in Florida for at least six months prior to filing for a divorce. To legally proceed with obtaining a divorce, a petition for dissolution of marriage must be filed with the court. Florida does not require you to be legally separated before you begin divorce proceedings.
Receive Legal Advice Regarding Your Divorce From Our Lee County Law Firm
For assistance with filing divorce papers and all other related matters, contact our Fort Myers, Florida, attorneys today to arrange a meeting. We will help you make the decision that best suits your goals.