Can a no fault divorce be contested in Florida?

No. A no-fault divorce cannot be contested in Florida. The party seeking the divorce only has to state that the marriage irretrievably broken. In most cases the court will not require a detailed investigation, and a statement from one party saying “I don’t love him/her anymore and don’t want to stay married” is enough. There are other facts which help to support the claim of a broken marriage including: mental and/or physical abuse, basic unsuitability, or years of permanent separation. In Palm Beach County dissolution of marriage cases, a spouse need only answer “yes” to the question “Is your marriage irretrievably broken?” No detail or explanation is required.

However, the judge can take evidence of wrongdoing when deciding other details in the divorce such as division of assets and liabilities, child custody and alimony.

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