Law Offices of Robert J. Merlin, P.A.


Protecting your priorities

Couples marry with the idea that their marriage will last forever. But sometimes, a party is better off dissolving his or her marriage rather than staying in an intolerable relationship. Florida is a no-fault state, which means that no grounds, or reasons, are necessary to obtain a divorce. Florida basically has three requirements for a divorce:

  • one of the parties must have been a resident of the state of Florida for at least six months before the filing of a petition to dissolve the marriage
  • someone must pay a filing fee to the Clerk of Court
  • one of the parties must state at a final hearing, under oath and before a judge, that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

From the beginning and throughout our representation of a client, we explain to the client what she or he should reasonably expect to happen during the various stages of the divorce process. We remind the client of the legal and factual issues involved in her or his case, as well as the need to consider the financial and emotional costs of various divorce methods.

Perhaps most importantly, we understand that a divorce is one of the most traumatic experiences that someone can have. We work hard provide an objective and reasonable voice to our clients to steer them toward a result that will suit their best interests.


Law Offices of Robert J. Merlin, P.A.

95 Merrick Way Suite 420
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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