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Finding the Best Path Forward in Your Divorce

Filing for a divorce is daunting. Not only is dissolving a marriage often emotionally challenging, but the divorce process in and of itself is also legally complex. It's common for divorcees to feel unsure about what they should or shouldn't do during a divorce—but you're not alone.

At K. Dean Kantaras, P.A., our experienced Tampa divorce attorneys understand best practices for handling a divorce in Florida. We'll work with you to pursue an optimal outcome in your case, fighting for your rights and best interests in and out of the courtroom.

To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at (727) 939-6113.

What Are the Grounds for a Divorce in Florida?

Florida is a "no-fault" state, which means you can file for divorce from your spouse by simply citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for your divorce. Citing irreconcilable differences indicates that you believe the marriage is broken beyond repair, and divorce is in the best interests of both parties.

However, if the other party disagrees that you have irreconcilable differences, or you share a child who is a minor, you may have to attend marriage counseling. If you still believe divorce is in your best interest after attending counseling, you can file for divorce.

It's also possible to file for divorce by citing mental incompetence. If an authority (like a medical professional) confirms for the court that your spouse is mentally incompetent and has been for at least three years prior to the divorce filing, you can cite mental incompetence as grounds for your divorce.

If your partner commits certain actions, such as adultery or domestic violence, it may play a role in your divorce case. You should speak with your lawyer to determine how your spouse's behavior might impact your divorce.

Filing for Divorce in Tampa, FL

If you’re considering filing for divorce in Florida, you should seek the help of an experienced Tampa divorce lawyer. Whether you want to file for an uncontested divorce, a contested divorce, or wish to use a form of alternative dispute resolution like mediation to reach an agreement with your soon-to-be-ex, an attorney can help you protect your rights and make the right decisions for your future.

How you choose to proceed with your divorce depends on the circumstances of your case.

The mediation process can help you reach a mutually beneficial arrangement with your partner while reducing costs and stress. Even if mediation isn’t your first option, depending on the court, the judge may ask you to attend mediation with your partner before allowing you to continue your divorce in court. To learn more about mediation, visit our mediation page.

If you and your partner agree on how to handle every aspect of the divorce, you may wish to pursue an uncontested divorce. To learn more about uncontested divorce, visit our uncontested divorce page.

If you and your partner disagree on how to handle the divorce, then pursuing a contested divorce in court may be the best option for you. Visit our contested divorce page to learn more.

At K. Dean Kantaras, P.A., our Tampa divorce lawyers can help you identify the best way to move forward with your divorce. We'll work with you to protect your rights and best interests as you navigate the divorce process.

To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at (727) 939-6113.

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