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The Bottom Line in Florida Divorce

The bottom line in Florida Divorce is that if you and your spouse cannot agree on one or more issues, the Judge will decide for you. One party can end up satisfied (once in a while both), or both can end up miserable and wishing they had compromised with each other. The Judge in a Florida divorce is going to tell you what the story will be with the division of property and debts, alimony, child support, timesharing with minor children, and attorney's fees and costs etc.

Judges can enforce their Florida divorce order by holding someone in contempt and jailing them if necessary, and they can order that alimony and child support come directly out of a party's paycheck through an income deduction order. If you are unsatisfied with a Judge's decision you can of course appeal. The procedure is both costly and time consuming. Hopefully, no matter what the Judge's ruling is, both sides can move ahead with their lives and have some degree of respect for the other, especially if children are involved.