What is a Covenant Marriage?

In the states of Lousiana, Arkansas and Arizona a covenant marriage is a legally distinct kind of marriage with the following requirements:

  • Specific contract and state mandated vows
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Limited grounds for later seeking divorce
  • 2-year waiting period with mandated counseling

The movement was set to promote and strengthen marriages, reduce the rate of divorce, lessen the number of children born out of wedlock, discourage cohabitation, and frame marriage as an honorable and desirable institution. Generally, covenant marriage statutes prohibit no-fault divorce and it is enforceable by law. (wiki)

However, 99% of people choose to opt out of these rules for having the option of a no-fault divorce.

Florida is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning that a person can obtain a divorce by simply claiming that the marriage is “irretrievably broken” and has totally and completely broken down.

If you find yourself needing support, legal information or help, call D’Lugo and DeFlora for a consultation at 407.870.5551 or online at www.kissimmeefamilylaw.com.


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