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FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED DOCUMENTS INCLUDED:

COVER SHEET FOR FAMILY LAW CASES

AFFIDAVIT OF CORROBORATING WITNESS

MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

NOTICE OF RELATED CASES

NOTICE OF SOCIAL SECURITY

FORM 12.901(a) PETITION FOR SIMPLIFIED DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

FINAL JUDGEMENT

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SIMPLIFIED DIVORCE

This form should be used when a husband and wife are filing for a simplified dissolution of marriage. You and/or your spouse must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months before filing for a dissolution in Florida. You may file a simplified dissolution of marriage in Florida if all of the following are true:

 You and your spouse agree that the marriage cannot be saved.

 You and your spouse have no minor or dependent child(ren) together, the wife does not have any minor or dependent children born during the marriage, and the wife is not now pregnant.

 You and your spouse have worked out how the two of you will divide the things that you both own (your assets) and who will pay what part of the money you both owe (your liabilities), and you are both satisfied with this division.

 You are not seeking support (alimony) from your spouse, and vice versa.

 You are willing to give up your right to trial and appeal.

 You and your spouse are both willing to go into the clerk’s office to sign the petition (not necessarily together).

 You and your spouse are both willing to go to the final hearing (at the same time).

If you do not meet the criteria above, you must file a regular petition for dissolution of marriage. This petition should be typed or printed in black ink. Each of you must sign the petition.


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UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

An uncontested divorce in Florida means that the parties agree on all issues such as division of property and debts, alimony or not, child support, visitation if applicable, and responsibility for attorney fees.

To get a simplified dissolution of marriage in Florida, you’ll first need to prepare a “Petition for Simplified Dissolution.” File the completed petition with the circuit court clerk’s office for the county where either you or your spouse lives. You’ll have to pay filing fees at the same time you file your petition; your county clerk can tell you how much those fees will be. You may file a simplified dissolution of marriage in Florida if all of the following are true:

 You and your spouse agree that the marriage cannot be saved.

 You and your spouse have worked out how the two of you will divide the things that you both own (your assets) and who will pay what part of the money you both owe (your liabilities), and you are both satisfied with this division.

 You are not seeking support (alimony) from your spouse, and vice versa.

 You are willing to give up your right to trial and appeal.

 You and your spouse are both willing to go into the clerk’s office to sign the petition (not necessarily together).

 You and your spouse are both willing to go to the final hearing (at the same time).

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CONTESTED DIVORCE

In Florida, the law allows for a contested divorce or uncontested divorce. A dissolution of marriage by way of a contested divorce means that the court will decide issues such as asset division, time-sharing, parental responsibility, division of debts and property as well as the award of alimony and child support. You may file a simplified dissolution of marriage in Florida if all of the following are true:

 You and your spouse agree that the marriage cannot be saved.

 You and your spouse agree to let the courts work out how the two of you will divide the things that you both own (your assets) and who will pay what part of the money you both owe (your liabilities), and you are both satisfied with this division.

 You are not seeking support (alimony) from your spouse, and vice versa.

 You are willing to give up your right to trial and appeal.

 You and your spouse are both willing to go into the clerk’s office to sign the petition (not necessarily together).

 You and your spouse are both willing to go to the final hearing (at the same time).