Florida residents know that some of the most common grounds for divorce include adultery, intolerable cruelty and irreconcilable differences. However, another reason for filing for divorce can be abandonment otherwise known as desertion. So here is some basic information about the most common forms of abandonment.
There are two types of abandonment that are recognized in Florida; actual abandonment and constructive abandonment. But for a spouse to claim abandonment in their divorce papers there is one major factor that must be present. One spouse must willfully desire to live apart from the other. This means that there is an actual cutting off of the marital relationship. To use it as a reason for divorce, abandonment must have continued for at least one continuous year, the act must have been willful and there must be absolutely no chance that the spouses will get back together.