How to Get a Divorce in Florida?
The Procedure of Divorcing Begins with Filing
Florida residents that want a divorce must file paperwork to start the process. They will need to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. They start this filing with the Family Department of the local circuit court. A person’s spouse does not have to be present or even want a divorce for this process to get started. However, the courts will give the other spouse time to respond to the filing.
If both parties can agree on how to divide their assets, alimony, custody issues and child support; a judge will finalize the divorce. If both parties don’t come to terms with each other, then a trial will take place. Rarely, do two parties agree over every aspect of a divorce in Florida.