Unfortunately, Tampa divorce attorneys are often asked this question by folks who are attempting to prevent their Tampa divorce from going through. In short though, one cannot prevent someone from divorcing them in Florida. Florida law only requires one party to testify before the court that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” As you can imagine, if the other party is filing for and seeking divorce they are undoubtedly going to testify to this. It’s also worth noting that even at a divorce trial, it’s only necessary for one party to testify to this. Based on this, it is essentially impossible to prevent the other spouse from divorcing you.
It is worth noting though that some folks, after learning this, attempt to drag out a divorce and make it incredibly difficult for the other party in an attempt to get them back together. If you take nothing away from our Tampa divorce attorney blog other than this, this strategy nearly never works. Frankly, it simply costs folks more money in attorney’s fees and causes the parties to further dig in to prevent any sort of settlement or real negotiation. We strongly advise folks against undertaking this strategy because we’ve seen it happen in countless situations and it never leads to positive results. If a divorce is coming, there is often very little one can do to stop it.
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