Florida is a no fault divorce state


In Florida, all you have to do to be granted a divorce is to testify that your marriage is irretrievably broken.


Chrissy: Is Florida a no-fault state?

Attorney Tom Olsen: When I hear no-fault, I think either divorce or I think car accidents, but in this case, I think you're talking about divorce.

Chrissy: They may, yes.

Attorney Tom Olsen: Back in the old days, if you wanted to get divorced here in the state of Florida, you had to have a reason, like I don't know, infidelity or cruelty, or something like that. Then, I'd say, "God, it's going to be maybe 50 years ago now that they changed the law that says you can get divorced for no reason whatsoever here in the state of Florida."

Chrissy: Exactly, so now that Florida has moved to no-fault state, the standard is what's called irretrievably broken.

Attorney Tom Olsen: Ah, that's right.

Chrissy: That's the words.

Attorney Tom Olsen: When you go to court, that's what you have to testify to.

Chrissy: Correct.

Attorney Tom Olsen: The magic words.

Chrissy: The magic words.

Attorney Tom Olsen: Be prepared to say them if you're getting divorced.

Chrissy: You do have to say those words.

Attorney Tom Olsen: Without hesitation.

Chrissy: Without hesitation.

Tom Attorney Tom Olsen: Otherwise, the judge might say, "Go back and give it another try."