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Is infidelity grounds for a divorce in Florida?

On Behalf of | Dec 6, 2022 | Blog, Divorce

Infidelity has been a leading cause of divorce for generations. Social media and digital communication have made it easier than ever to hide relationships and connections from a significant other. As a result, you may wonder if infidelity is grounds for divorce in Florida.

Florida is a no-fault divorce state. Understand what that means to know how infidelity applies.

No-fault divorce means there is no blame

A no-fault divorce means that there is no legal requirement to show that either party did anything wrong to cause the divorce. In fact, wrongdoing is not considered when it comes to grounds for divorce. Florida’s divorce process simply requires both parties to agree that the divorce is irretrievably broken. Although the court does not consider fault in the divorce determination, infidelity certainly applies as a valid reason for terminating your marriage.

Infidelity can play a role in the court settlement

When the court issues asset division and spousal support determinations, infidelity may play a role in that ruling. Asset division is equitable, which does not always translate to equal. If you can show the court that your spouse was unfaithful, you may have the advantage in asset distribution or spousal support determinations.

Navigating the legal process to divorce is challenging, but it does not have to be. With legal support and an understanding of Florida’s no-fault divorce approach, you can file for the freedom and separation that you need, whether your spouse has been faithful or not. You may not need wrongdoing for divorce in Florida, but it can still be a factor.

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