There are countless reasons why marriages fail. Unfortunately, the divorce proceedings that follow are often anything but civil or friendly. Divorces may be times of tension and uncertainty. When the spouses are unable to resolve the issues between them, the divorce is known as a contested divorce.

In such cases, it is important to consult a skilled divorce attorney who can help guide you through the divorce process with as little distress as possible.

If you have questions about a Florida contested divorce, Caveda Law Firm, P.A., has answers. We have been helping residents of Tampa, Tampa Bay, and Hillsborough County for more than 15 years.

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As an experienced family law firm and attorney, we understand that divorce involves discussion of personal matters and we pledge to make those discussions as stress-free as possible. When emotions get in the way and it is not possible to discuss matters rationally with your spouse, the matter must be settled by a judge.

In some situations, individuals react violently when advised that a divorce is being contemplated. If this situation sounds familiar to you, we can help you with the possibility of having your spouse ordered out of the house and away from you. A divorce attorney can help with any aspect of supporting you during this difficult time, including protective orders.

In Florida, the only requirements for obtaining a divorce are that at least one spouse has resided in the state for a minimum of six months prior to filing the case and that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Fault is not considered in granting a divorce, although it may be considered under certain circumstances in the award of alimony and determination of time-sharing (custody) issues.

Some of the more common issues involved in contested divorces include: