In past times, Florida law required that a party show some type of grounds for divorce, such as adultery or physical abuse.
This led to some abuses of the system and required some parties to remain married even when they were unhappy. As a result, the law was changed.
For many years now, Florida has been a no fault state. If one of the parties wants a divorce then it will be granted if the party can show that their marriage is irretrievably broken.
In practice this is a very low burden to overcome and there is not a necessity of showing that someone had an affair or was a victim of physical abuse.
Basically, if a party wants a divorce in Florida then they will get it.
Copyright © 2009 Steven A. Leitman
Original posting on 904Divorce.com