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Grounds for Divorce in Florida

Florida is a purely no-fault state, so there are only two grounds for divorce in the Sunshine State.

  • The marriage is irretrievably broken.

It is only necessary for one spouse to allege in the Petition that the is an irretrievable breakdown in relationship and a divorce will be granted. If the other party denies that the marriage is broken, the result is a 90-day cooling-off period (the term that means a certain time to give an estranged couple the opportunity to resolve existing differences and maybe to hold on to the marriage). If the husband and wife cannot resolve their disagreements in that period, typically, a divorce decree is issued by the court.

  • The mental incapacity.

The second ground is a mental incapacity of one of the parties for a period of at least three years. Such reasons as, for example, an adultery etc. are not grounds for divorce in the State of Florida, though they influence the issues of equitable distribution and alimony.

Florida Residency Requirements to File for Divorce

Residency requirements for the Florida divorce are fairly ordinary: at least one spouse must be a resident of Florida for six months or 180 days before filing the petition of dissolution, which can be filed in the county where either the defendant resides, or the county where the spouses last lived together prior to separating.

Residency can be established by proving two factors:

  1. You were actually physically present in Florida. (But to be considered as actually physically present, you do not need to refuse traveling somewhere outside the state at all during the six month period of time).
  2. You have an intention during that time to make Florida your primary residence.

Here are some facts that can be used as proof that you intended to make Florida your home:

  • Signing a lease or purchasing a home;
  • Obtaining permanent employment in Florida;
  • Joining a church, country club, or other social organizations in Florida;
  • Obtaining a Florida driver’s license or auto registration;
  • Filing for state taxes in Florida.

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How Much Does an Uncontested Divorce Cost?

If you feel comfortable handling the matter yourself and you don’t mind doing a little research into your state’s legal procedures, you might spend less than $500. If you hire an attorney to take care of the details for you, that figure might rise higher.

An uncontested divorce, for the most part, is generally cheaper than a contested divorce, even with an attorney's fees. Those fees tend to be about $4,000. For the most accurate information on divorce costs, you really can’t get an answer until you speak directly with an attorney who deals in divorce and family law on a regular basis.

How to Serve Your Spouse in Florida

First, no matter where your spouse lives (even if you live together presently), you yourself can never serve your spouse with divorce papers. In most cases, you need to have a sheriff or a private service processor serve the papers.

If your spouse lives in a different county in Florida, you will most likely need to ask the clerk to send the materials to the Sheriff’s office for that county, or you can seek out a private service processor certified in that county.

Rules for Spousal Support in Florida

Alimony or "spousal support" is a type of payment that may be ordered for one spouse to pay to the other after a divorce. The purpose of alimony is to alleviate any unfair economic burdens that may befall the lower-wage-earning spouse or the non-wage-earning spouse after a separation.

In Florida, alimony is determined after the court has equitably distributed the couple's assets and liabilities. After that division is made, the court will consider whether alimony ought to be paid, by whom, and what amount, if any. Spousal support can be granted to either the husband or the wife.

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How to File For an Uncontested Divorce in Florida?

When all important marital and child-related issues are fully resolved you can start your uncontested divorce process.

  • Prepare the Paperwork  

Even if you are seeking an uncontested divorce, you need to be prepared to deal with the paperwork. The amount of paperwork that you will need to file will vary depending on the specific circumstances of your divorce. For example, if you have children under the age of 18, then you will be required to submit a detailed parenting plan, as well as your child support agreement.

To obtain an uncontested divorce, a spouse must first prepare a “Petition for Simplified Dissolution” and file it with the circuit court clerk’s office for the county according to the residency requirements. Even though there is a no-fault and amicable case, it is still important to put all the spouses' agreements in writing. Each spouse must sign it and notarize.

Spouses should also fill out a “Final Judgement of Simplified Dissolution of Marriage” for the judge to sign upon the divorce finalization.

  • Attend the Divorce Hearing

Once your uncontested divorce case nears its conclusion, a final hearing will be scheduled. This is a very important part of the process, you should not stress about the hearing. An uncontested divorce hearing usually is a relatively smooth and painless part of the process.

Florida Divorce Filing Fee

Court filing fees are in addition to the cost of using DivorceFiller.com. This cost may vary by county. Please check with your local courthouse to determine the exact amount.

How We Can Help

We provide you the guidance in an uncontested divorce in Florida, considering your certain case. After an online interview, we will have enough information about what divorce option will be the best for you. Therefore we can help you to choose the right paperwork kit and then we will review your forms. You can get completed ready to sign forms quickly and with no stress.

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