My spouse just asked for a divorce. What do I do first in Florida?

... Think the first thing that you should do is to find the very best marital and family lawyer possible so that you can get legal advice as to what your options are and what is likely to happen in the event there is a dissolution of marriage. The second thing you should right after you make that appointment is make sure that you're very knowledgeable with regard to all of your assets and liabilities and income, so that you can be gathering together these appropriate financial documents to bring to your attorney. Third, talk to your spouse about whether counseling would enable the marriage to be reconciled, because that is always the goal is to maintain a healthy marriage and only to dissolve it if that is in the best interest of the parties and the children.

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Carolyn S. Zisser

Highly regarded in marital and family law, Carolyn S. Zisser is a well-respected lecturer and author on family law subjects for the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association and private legal seminar companies.