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Uncontested divorce in Florida

Having decided to end their marriage in FL, couples are free to choose between two options:

  • Contested divorce. When the spouses are completely unable to come to terms regarding such aspects as property division, alimony, or child custody and support, they have to solve these issues though lawyers, and, often, through the judge in court. A contested divorce is impossible without a lawyer as both spouses need a legal professional not only to try and reach certain agreement, but also to represent their interests during a hearing. Therefore, this kind of marriage dissolution is extremely expensive and long-term with some cases spanning for years.
  • Uncontested dissolution. This option works for those couples who are in a full agreement regarding divorce-related aspects. Such kind of dissolution is much cheaper than a contested one because if you have no disputes with your ex, you won’t need to hire a lawyer if you choose not to. Besides, this process won’t take months after you file and serve the spouse – all you need to do is wait for a specific amount of time (in Florida, it’s only 20 days) until your divorce is finalized.

The problem is that even if you are going to get an uncontested divorce, you still have to collect and fill out dozens of forms. If you have children or need to divide property, the number of forms will only increase. Can you be sure that you fill all these papers correctly and that the court won’t reject them? With Online Divorcer, you can!

Our online divorce service has been on the market for 12 years, helping couples to go through a divorce as smoothly and as quickly as possible. Working with us, you can get all the forms required for your dissolution case filled out, and also receive a set of filing instructions to see exactly what to do with each document on your hands.

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Fill out the basic form with your personal details and information about your children and property.


Receive all your divorce documents for Florida, print them, and file with your local court.

Filing for divorce in Florida without a lawyer

If you plan to file for an uncontested divorce in FL without legal help, follow these steps:

  • Check whether you meet the residency requirement of the state.
  • Fill in all the needed forms.
  • Serve your spouse. In Florida, a county sheriff, process server, or any third party over 18 years old can hand the paperwork to your husband or wife.
  • Contact the court clerk to schedule the final hearing.
  • In an uncontested case, you don’t need to attend the hearing unless you have children. In this case, you and your spouse have to attend the hearing to answer some questions of the judge.
  • Wait until the judge signs the Final Disposition.

How to complete do it yourself divorce in Florida?

For those who don’t want to seek any help, do it yourself divorce in Florida may seem like the best option. However, are you sure it is as convenient as it seems? Let’s review the process of DIY divorce in Florida to answer this question:

  • Check whether you and your ex-husband or wife are in a full agreement to qualify for an uncontested divorce.
  • Check whether you meet the residency requirements of your county and state.
  • Visit the Florida state website and look for any useful information for your divorce, including the required divorce forms.
  • If you are not completely sure what forms you need to fill in, you have to contact your local county court clerk.
  • If you have children, look for the guidelines concerning child custody and support.
  • Find out whether you have to attend parenting classes and clarify the time, place, and duration of such classes.
  • Download and fill in all the necessary divorce forms. If you are not sure what a certain question means, research it carefully to provide a full and correct answer.
  • Double-check all the information in your documents. If you make some mistakes in them, they will be given back to you and you will have to fill everything once more.
  • Make sure that you left the fields that have to be filled out and signed by the clerk blank.
  • Find out whether you need to take up any legal classes to represent yourself in court without a lawyer.
  • Print, sign, and file the documents to the court. The next steps are the same as in the section above.
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Florida divorce forms

Filling for an uncontested divorce, you still need to prepare dozens of forms. For your comfort, we have decided to show you the basic ones:

  • Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
  • Family Law Financial Affidavit
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Affidavit
  • Summons: Personal Service on an Individual

Florida divorce papers online

In order to get your Florida divorce documents filled out, you will need to have the following information on your hands:

  • Your and your spouse’s full name and date of birth.
  • Date and location of your marriage.
  • Your and your spouse’s current address, as well as the address of all real property you own.
  • Full names, dates of birth, and current address of your children.
  • Information about your income, debt, insurance, and taxes.
  • Workplace information – both yours and spouse’s.
  • Info about vehicles you both own, such as model, make, year, and VIN.
  • SSN and driver’s license number.
  • Information about any previous court cases involving you or your children.
  • Description of property you and your spouse own.
  • Financial accounts information.

There might be some additional details required depending on your individual case.

Things you need to know


A person filling in the documents from their perspective must file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage to the circuit court of the county of residence in which he or she must have lived for at least 6 months. Next, the paperwork must be served to the other spouse by a county sheriff or a process server. The spouse has 30 days to respond to the forms.

Residency Requirements

One of the parties must be a Florida resident for at least 6 months prior to the date of filing.

Waiting Period

A mandatory waiting period in Florida is 20 days after the forms are filed with the court.

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Getting a divorce in Florida with a child

Child custody and support are among the issues that have to be solved by the divorcing spouses before the dissolution can be finalized by a judge.

  • Before the divorce can be initiated, spouses have to develop a parenting plan and time-sharing agreement to be ready to present it during the hearing.
  • As in any other state, there are two types of custody in Florida: legal and physical. As a rule, divorced spouses are granted joint legal custody over their child unless requested otherwise by the parents. If the spouses are unable to come to an agreement, a judge reaches the decision on a premise of child’s best interests.
  • Before making a decision regarding custody, a judge takes into account such factors as physical and mental health of parents, cultural and religious aspect, home environment, any evidence of domestic or alcohol/drug abuse, the age and sex of the child, etc.
  • In Florida, child support is determined, taking into account the combined income of parents as well as the time that each spouse spends with the child. In the state, both parents are obliged to pay support no matter what type of custody they possess.
  • Child support is paid until the child graduates from high school or turns 18.


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