Section 61.001, Florida Statutes

Purpose of chapter.—
(1)This chapter shall be liberally construed and applied.
(2)Its purposes are:
(a)To preserve the integrity of marriage and to safeguard meaningful family relationships;
(b)To promote the amicable settlement of disputes that arise between parties to a marriage; and
(c)To mitigate the potential harm to the spouses and their children caused by the process of legal dissolution of marriage.
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