Pompano Beach, FL asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Florida

Q: Good Morning, Looking for advice on divorce that includes spousal abandonment. What rights do I have?

Spouse abandoned the home in November 2020 and hasn't helped financially.

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Nicole Vette
Nicole Vette
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Boynton Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Florida is a no fault state so there are no longer required grounds to get a divorce. I recommend filing for divorce and seeking child support (if applicable) and alimony (if applicable).

Camila Martin
Camila Martin
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Miami Lakes, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: In Florida spousal abandonment is not a legal claim you make in Court. Florida is a "no-fault" state and either party can request the Court for a divorce if the marriage is "irretrievably broken." Depending on the years you were married and your particular financial situation, you may be able to claim spousal support if you have the need for it and your spouse has the ability to pay it. You should consult with an attorney that can assist you in your case to determine your rights.

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