How is divorce initiated in Florida?
Divorce is initiated, or what is referred to as a divorce proceeding, is a judicial proceeding. And it’s actually initiated by the filing of a petition for dissolving the marriage with the courts. It’s litigated in circuit court. And it can be filed either by a petitioning party that is one of the two married persons, or jointly by both. There are a variety of forms that are actually online that are accessible through the Florida court system, where you can actually initiate the proceeding yourself, which a lot of people will do. Except it does become very complicated and legal assistance is recommended.