Are there any defenses to a divorce lawsuit? What if my spouse and I occasionally still sleep with each other?

Sexual relations by the parties taking place throughout the dissolution proceedings is not alone grounds to deny the dissolution. However, some judges in Palm Beach County divorce cases will unilaterally dismiss a divorce case if the parties have become intimate during the proceedings. There are some defenses to a dissolution left open from F.S. 61.044 including: the parties are not married, the marriage is not broken, the party alleged to be mentally incapacitated is not so or has not been incapacitated for at least three years, or the court lacks jurisdiction to grant a dissolution.

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