Marriage counseling can sometimes save a marriage. There are a number of parties that attend counseling prior to the divorce case being filed.
Usually once a divorce case has been filed it is too late to save the marriage, but it does happen.
Florida law allows a party to request counseling after the divorce case has been filed. This request is typically in conjunction with a request for an abatement (delay) of the the divorce case.
Florida is a no fault state, therefore if one party wants a divorce then the court usually does not order counseling.
On the other hand, If one party wants counseling and the other party is “on the fence”, then the court is more likely to order counseling (and put the case on hold when appropriate).
Copyright © 2009 Steven A. Leitman
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