Ending a Common Law Marriage
Even though the State of Florida will not grant a common law marriage, it will recognize common law marriages from other states. When a couple married under the common law moves to Florida and subsequently seeks a divorce, the proceedings must be handled according to the standards of Florida divorce law.
To obtain a divorce, individuals married under the common law must go through the proper channels. If you are married under the common law and now want a divorce, we may be able to offer the skilled and experienced legal guidance and representation that you need. Contact the Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A., at 954-580-8080 today.
Since common law marriage does not actually exist in Florida, individuals who were married under the common law in other states are recognized as traditionally married couples in Florida. As such, they have to go through the traditional divorce process, which includes:
- Filing divorce papers
- Dividing assets and debts
- Determining child custody
- Ending the marriage
Since the divorce of any married couple is considered a legal matter, individuals are advised to seek the assistance of an experienced divorce lawyer for help with obtaining a divorce, regardless of whether the individual was married under the common law of another state.
If you entered a common law marriage in another state, you will need to file for divorce to end the marriage if you now live in Florida. For more information about obtaining a divorce, contact the Fort Lauderdale divorce attorneys of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A., at 954-580-8080.