Yulee, FL asked in Divorce for Florida

Q: Is 3yo MSA valid if divorce didn't go through? Time limit to sign new simple dissolution paperwork? I don't want divorce

My husband is bipolar and when he has a full blown manic episode, the first thing he wants is a divorce. This time he filed a week before being admitted for a 14 day mental hold through VA. I'm hoping to hold out until his mood stabilizes, but am concerned about time limits. Any help provided would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for doing what you do.

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Adam Hill
Adam Hill
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Hello, generally it is possible to back out of a Marital Settlement Agreement if it is done before the judge approves it and enters a Final Judgment. Considering that three years have gone by since the document was drafted and the divorce has not been finalized, it is likely you could argue for a different agreement.

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