We know Divorce is tough. But educating yourself on your divorce helps. Below we go over the buts and bolts of divorcing in New Port Richey and Dade City.
Child Custody: In Pasco Courts, Child Custody is also known as parental responsibility and time-sharing.
Equitable Distribution: Assets and debts accumulated during the marriage must be divided as party of your divorce proceeding.
Alimony: Alimony, also known as spousal support is a continued financial maintenance paid to a needy spouse for a term of months or years.
Child Support: Florida Courts require the payment of child support in cases where a child is under the age of 18. Child support is based on incomes of the parties, relevant deductions, and the established child custody arrangement.
Attorneys Fees: In certain cases , one party might be responsible for contributing some or all of the fees to the other party. Like alimony, this is highly dependent on the parties’ relevant financial positions.
Appeals: Our New Port Richey Family Lawyers handle appeals.
Requirements for a New Port Richey Divorce
Pasco Courts will not grant a divorce because one spouse is bad to the other. Rather, a Pasco Judge wants to know if there are irreconcilable differences between you and your spouse.
While neither spouse can use fault as a reason for divorce, it’s often used when determining the division of assets and debts, the establishment of alimony, and child custody arrangements.
To divorce, you or your spouse must also have lived in Florida for 6 months prior to the divorce proceedings. To get divorce in Pasco County, either you and your spouse must have resided in Pasco County as the last place during your intact marriage or your spouse must be currently residing in Pasco County. Your New Port Richey Divorce Attorney will ask you questions to make sure that Pasco is the appropriate “venue” for your case.
Pasco County Divorce Courts are located in New Port Richey off of Little Road, and in Dade City. The appropriate Court is determined by the Courts based on which side of Pasco County the Petitioner lives on.
Commonly referred to as a “simplified dissolution of marriage”, you and your spouse can complete a divorce without a divorce attorney. However, the requirements are quite stringent.