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Filling for Divorce in Leesburg

Leesburg Divorce Lawyer

Filing for divorce is a complicated and emotionally taxing process. It can be difficult to understand what is required of you and your partner as you navigate each step of the divorce proceedings.

With help from Leesburg divorce attorney Jody L. Fisher, you are better positioned for a fast, peaceful, and successful resolution. The Law Office of Jody L. Fisher is prepared to help you with every step of your divorce.

Call us at (352) 503-4111 today to get started with a consultation.

No-Fault Divorce

In the state of Florida, the law concerning the "dissolution of marriage" is one of "no fault," which means that the cause of the divorce doesn't matter to the courts. The only basis that is required to file for divorce is that “the marriage is irretrievably broken" and that at least one of the parties is a Florida resident.

To meet the residency requirement, one of the parties must have continuously resided in Florida for six months prior to filing, and you must prove this in court with a driver's license or residency witness. If you have not been a Florida resident for more than 6 months, you may not file for divorce in the state of Florida — unless there are specific emergency reasons for the court allowing jurisdiction to be in this state.

Do You Need an Attorney to File for Divorce in Florida?

Many people think that because they can get the paperwork online or from the County Clerk, they can go through the dissolution of marriage process by themselves. This is a mistake. If you have children, shared property, or any assets whatsoever, it is crucial that you have a lawyer to work with you, to make sure the paperwork is correct, and to make sure that your rights are upheld. Leesburg divorce lawyer Jody L. Fisher can work hard to make sure that you receive your fair share and don't get taken for a ride by your soon-to-be ex-spouse.

The Filing Process

When you do "file" for divorce, a legal pleading called a "petition for dissolution of marriage" will be prepared, signed by you and your lawyer, and then filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The Clerk then places the petition in a folder and assigns a case number, so that the term "filing" for divorce actually involves placing the petition in a file at the courthouse.

Having a lawyer on hand to ensure that the paperwork is filed correctly and is being processed expediently can prevent delays or even dismissals. Too many people who have done the paperwork themselves discover too late that their paperwork was completed incorrectly and find that they have to begin again. This can be a nightmare if one of the spouses is uncooperative, and can make your desire to begin your life fresh seem like a far-off dream.

If you are contemplating divorce, call Attorney Jody L. Fisher at her office in Leesburg at (352) 503-4111. We serve clients throughout West Lake County.

Why Hire Jody Fisher Law?

  • Reputation Of Success

  • Former Prosecutor

  • 2 Decades of Experience

  • Experienced Litigator

  • Dedicated To Our Clients

  • Aggressive Defense

  • Awarded Top 100 Trial Lawyers

  • Rated Excellent by Avvo

The Opinions That Matter
See What Our Clients Have To Say

  • Attorney Fisher is tough as nails when negotiating in and out of the courtroom.

    “Attorney Fisher was the third lawyer that represented me in my divorce. It took three to find the right one.”


  • Her knowledge in family law is like no other!

    “Always thinking of what's best for me and the children throughout the entire process.”

    Sandra K.

  • I could not have asked for better representation than what we received from Jody!

    “It was quick and painless especially after trying to attempt the stepparent adoption on our own what a nightmare that was.”

    Former Client

  • Everyone in this office was extremely helpful and courteous!

    “Every question I had whether in person or on the phone was answered with knowledge and advice, that made me feel more at ease with my situation.”


  • She is highly competent and outstanding in her work.

    “My experience with Jody Fisher was excellent.”