My Spouse Has Told Me He or She Will Never “Give Me” a Divorce. Can I Get One in Florida Anyway?
Yes. Florida does not require that your spouse “agree to” a divorce. If your spouse threatens to “not give you a divorce,” know that in Florida this is an idle threat without any basis in the law.
Under Florida law, to obtain a divorce you will only need to testify that your marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Evidence of this will be your testimony at a final hearing. It is not necessary to have your spouse agree to the divorce or to allege the specific details that caused the filing of a divorce to obtain a divorce in Florida.