File for Divorce in Florida

Learn how to file for divorce in Florida

File for divorce in Florida using our simple 3 step process

Filing for a divorce in Florida begins with the filing of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in the circuit court. There are a few types of petitions, and the type of petition one files will depend upon the circumstances, such as whether or not the divorcing couple has minor children or jointly owned property. Florida is a no-fault divorce state, which means the petitioner does not have to prove the respondent did something wrong in order to be granted a divorce. This means all the petitioner has to prove is that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

Stipulations and Forms

When you file for divorce in Florida, at least one spouse must be a legal resident. Florida divorce law requires at least one spouse be a resident of Florida for at least 6 months prior to the filing of the divorce lawsuit. As in many states, after filing for divorce in Florida there is a mandatory waiting period; the Florida waiting period is 20 days, but this can be waived under special circumstances.

There are four basic types of divorce petitions that may be filed in a Florida divorce, depending on the circumstances of the case:

  1. Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage
  2. Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Children
  3. Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Property but No Dependent or Minor Children
  4. Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent or Minor Children or Propertyt

Regardless of the type of petition filed, Florida divorce law requires each spouse to exchange certain information, documents, and to file a Family Law Financial Affidavit. The affidavit discloses each spouse's monthly income and expenses, and is used by the court to help determine the equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities.

An Online Divorce

At, we can help those looking to file for divorce in Florida file quickly and easily online. However, an online divorce is not for everyone. If both spouses can agree to the dividing of assets and custody of any children, then an online divorce can save a couple save on lawyers and litigation expenses by filing for a divorce in Florida online. The process is simple, just requires going through an interview process, filling out a questionnaire, and providing all the information about yourself, your marital situation. After that, prepares the filing papers, and then sends them to you to save, print, and file at the local courthouse.

The traditional divorce process requires attorneys, attorney expenses, and litigation, all of which takes lots of time and money. If both couples can agree to an uncontested, amicable divorce, then filing for divorce in Florida, and any other U.S. state, can be fast, inexpensive, and easy with