DIVORCE SERVICES

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

  • 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 and your spouse have files financial affidavits with the court or you have waived the filing of financial affidavits and you are satified with the financial disclosure received from the other spouse.
  • 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).

PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH

DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN) 

This form may be used when a husband or wife is filing for a dissolution of marriage and you and your spouse have a dependent or minor child(ren) together or the wife is pregnant.  You and/or your spouse must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months before filing for dissolution in Florida.  You must file this service if the following is true:

  • You and your spouse have a dependent or minor child(ren) together or the wife is pregnant

PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH PROPERTY BUT NO DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN)

This form may be used when a husband or wife is filing for dissolution of marriage, and the husband and wife have marital assets and/or marital liabilities but they do not have any dependent children nor is the wife pregnant.  You and/or your spouse must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months before filing for a dissolution in Florida.  If you and your spouse agree on all issues and both can attend the hearing, you may want to file a Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage,

However, you cannot file for a simplified dissolution of marriage if any of the following are true:

  • You disagree about property, debts, or other matters and wish to have a judge settle them for you.
  • Either you or your spouse is seeking support (alimony).
  • You would like to ask questions and get documents concerning your spouse's income, expenses, assets, debts, or other matters before having a trial or settlement.
  • You would like to reserve your rights to have any matters reconsidered or appeal the judge's decision.

PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH NO DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN) OR PROPERTY

This form may be used when a husband or wife is filing for dissolution of marriage, and the husband and wife have no marital assets and/or marital liabilities and they do not have any dependent children nor is the wife pregnant. You and/or your spouse must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months before filing for dissolution in Florida. You may use this service if all of the following are true:

  • You have no marital assets or marital debts.
  • Neither you nor your spouse is seeking support (alimony).

ANSWER TO PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

This form may be used when you are responding to a petition for dissolution of marriage and you wish to admit or deny all of the allegations in the petition but you do not plan to file a counter petition seeking relief.

SUPPORT UNCONNECTEDWITH DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH NO DEPENDANT OR MINOR CHILD(REN)

This form may be used when If you have not filed for dissolution of marriage, but are separated, and you may want to request alimony. 

 

PETITION FOR MODIFICATION OF ALIMONY
This form may be used when If you are asking the court to change a current court-ordered alimony obligation.  The court can change an order for temporary, permanent periodic, durational, and rehabilitative alimony if the judge finds that there has been a substantial change in the circumstances of the parties. Lump sum and bridge-the-gap alimony cannot be modified.

 

TESTIMONY AND ATTENDANCE OF MINOR CHILD(REN)
Rule 12.407, Florida Family Law Rules, provides that minor children may not be deposed (have their deposition taken), brought to court to appear as a witness or to attend a hearing, or subpoenaed to appear at a hearing without prior order of the court.  This rule applies in all cases except when there is an emergency or the case is an uncontested adoption. You must request that the court enter an order authorizing a minor child(ren) to appear at a court proceeding.

 

 FOR TEMPORARY SUPPORT, TIME-SHARING, AND OTHER RELIEF WITH DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN)

This form/service is to be used by:

(1)  The respondent or the petitioner in a pending dissolution of marriage action. For you to use this service, a petition for dissolution of marriage must have already been filed. You should use this service to ask the court to award any of the following: temporary use of assets; temporary exclusive use of the marital home; temporary responsibility for liabilities/debts; temporary spousal support (alimony); temporary time-sharing schedule with minor child(ren); temporary child support; and other relief.

                                                  OR

(2)  The petitioner in a pending action for support unconnected with dissolution.  For you to use this service, a petition for support unconnected with dissolution of marriage must have already been filed.  You should use this service to ask the court to award temporary spousal support (alimony) and/or temporary child support.


                          

TEMPORARY SUPPORT AND OTHER RELIEF WITH NO DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN)


This form/service may be used by:

(1)  The respondent or the petitioner in a pending dissolution of marriage action. For you to use this service, a petition for dissolution of marriage must have already been filed.  You should use this service to ask the court to award any of the following: temporary use of assets; temporary exclusive use of the marital home; temporary responsibility for liabilities/debts; temporary spousal support (alimony); and other relief;

                                                   OR

(2)  The petitioner in a pending action for support unconnected with dissolution.  For you to use this service, a petition for support unconnected with dissolution of marriage must have already been filed. You should use this service to ask the court to award temporary spousal support (alimony).

 

 CIVIL CONTEMPT/ENFORCEMENT
 This form/service is if you want to ask the court to enforce a prior court order or final judgment.

 

Ms Speedy Legal Document Service only use court approved forms.  We only ask factual questions to complete the documents and tell you how to file the documents or we can provide the filing services. The following information is provided for you on the top of all instructions for the Florida Supreme Court approved Family Law forms.  This information is not intended as legal advice.  Please consult an attorney for legal advice.

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