Florida Divorce FAQs

Frequently Asked Florida Divorce Questions


We've posted answers to many Florida divorce related questions from our site visitors over the past several months.

We've posted answers to many Florida divorce related questions from our site visitors over the past several months.


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Most Popular Divorce Questions

Divorce Person Out Of Country 
What can I do and what paperwork do I need to process the divorce of a person who is out of the country? I live in Florida, and have a child with him. …

Answer to Petition and Counterpetition for Dissolution of Marriage 
I am the respondent and I was served with the Petition of Dissolution of Marriage with Minor Child. There seems to be two contradicting points regarding …

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Which Divorce Form: Father is not the Husband? 
Husband went to prison in 2002. We have not lived together in 13 years. I had 2 kids with other men, can I file divorce without property and children …

Florida Divorce from Another State? 
I need to file for a divorce but I now reside in another state. What steps can I take to accomplish this? Can I file as the petitioner in Florida? …



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Final Divorce Hearing Attendance 
I am divorcing but will move out of state in 2 months. Is it absolutely necessary for me to attend the final hearing once I file for divorce. I am …

Divorcing Out of State Inmate 
How do I divorce from my husband when he is in jail for the next 7 years? I want to file for divorce and my husband is in jail in another state. How would …

Divorce With Spouse In Another Country 
My husband lives in Haiti, is there a special form I need to us. We have no children or property. My husband and I have been married for almost 12 …

Serving Divorce Summons in Another State 
My daughter in law is saying she is trying to have a summons served on my son for a divorce. He is in Texas she is in Florida. How will this work? …

Personal Service & Divorce in Florida 
How do I proceed with personal service of my petition for dissolution with dependent or minor children? Just trying to understand what personal service …

Waiting Period For Florida Uncontested Divorce 
Is there a "Cooling off period" for an uncontested divorce filing? I live in Florida and I am in the process of completing an uncontested divorce with …

Florida Constructive Service for Divorce 
My spouse lives in Illinois, but I have lived in Florida for the past six months. Can I use constructive service to serve the petition for dissolution …

Live in New York Married in Florida 
I live in NY state but I married and obtained my marriage license in Florida. If I want to get divorced, must I travel to Florida? Answer to …

Florida Or Texas Divorce With Child 
I currently live in Texas but my ex lives in Florida. What state do I need to file in to start the divorce process? We have one child age 11. We have …

Uncontested Divorce Final Hearing 
Does the Respondent need to attend the final hearing in a uncontested divorce case in Florida? Answer to Florida Divorce Question Dear Anonymous, …

Withdraw Case For Dissolution of Marriage 
I am the petitioner in a dissolution of marriage case that has been filed in the Florida courts and now referred to mediation. I have moved out of …

Uncontested Divorce Hearing With Answer & Waiver 
I'm in the military and deployed to Iraq. My wife is the petitioner for the divorce and we signed the papers together using a non-lawyer while we were …

Residency Requirement For Divorce in Florida 
I am married to an Italian citizen in Italy. Can I get a divorce in Florida? I am a Floridian. The situation I have is that I am married to an Italian …

Florida Divorce & Social Security Number 
Is a social security number required to file a divorce in the state of Florida? Answer to Florida Divorce Question Dear Domingo, One of …

Name Change After Divorce is Final 
Steps to changing name after dissolution has been filed? Dissolution of marriage decree from 2007 in Tallahassee, FL and I postponed changing my name …

Residency Requirements In Florida 
I lived in St. Petersburg for 25 years, recently moved to Missouri for 7 months, moving back to St. Petersburg, Florida to relocate and start my life …

Divorce With Missing Spouse 
My brother has been separated for about 10yrs and don't know where his wife moved. What to do and how much will cost the divorce? Answer to …

Buying a House While Separated 
I want to buy a house. It is a great deal and needs to be done quick, however I have been separated from my ex for over 10 years. Does she have to …

Florida Divorce Cannot Locate Spouse 
I need to get a divorce but I cannot locate my ex-wife. I got married in 1999 in Yonkers, New York and in 2001 I find out that my wife was cheating on …

Is Mediation Mandatory in Florida 
My ex has filed a petition to terminate/modify alimony. The divorce was 10 years ago; after 26 yrs of marriage, I was awarded $700/month. Since the …

Financial Affidavit - Florida Divorce 
I am filing for a divorce in Florida. Our only assets are a car, truck and our house. The house is in foreclosure proceedings. Do I list the mortgage …

Florida Uncontested Divorce - Final Hearing 
I got the final hearing notice from an uncontested divorce in Broward County, Florida. I am an American citizen and the court is asking me to bring …


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