Florida Divorce FAQs

Frequently Asked Florida Divorce Questions


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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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Allowed Vacation Time With Small Children 
I have a 1 year old and and 4 year old. My husband and I have just started the divorce process and he would like to take the two kids on vacation for 1-2 …

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 …

What State Can I Divorce 
We were married in Georgia but I now live in the state of Florida. In which state do I file for divorce? Answer to Florida Divorce Question Dear …

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 …

Wife Will Not Agree To Divorce 
The marriage is over, we have been separated for 10 months. Have not been together in over two years. Can I file for divorce even is she refuses? …

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 …

Who Gets The House During Divorce? 
My husband has two previous kids 12 and 14 and they live 50% with us. We have together a 4 year old and 11 month old. My little ones are with me and …

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? …

Relocating With Minor Children & Divorce 
My husband and I have decided to get a divorce and I want to know if I can legally take our two small children and move from our current residence. …

Florida Divorce Residency Requirements 
I got married in New York and I am living in Florida. Is it possible to get my divorce from Florida? What should I do? Answer to Florida Divorce …

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 …

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 …

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 Divorce & Georgia Resident 
I am trying to file for divorce (simplified). I was married in Florida. I now live in Georgia, my wife lives in Florida. What forms/procedure must …

Malpractice Against Divorce Attorney 
What are the strongest points to file a malpractice suit against a divorce attorney? I strongly suspect my attorney was influenced, financially by my ex-husband. …

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 …

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 …

What Divorce Paperwork to File? 
I am looking to file for divorce but am not sure which paperwork I need to file. I live in Florida and my husband lives in South Carolina. We …

Can't Find Respondent to Divorce Petition 
I have been separated from my husband for a year. I have not moved from the state or county of marriage. We have a minor child together that he abandoned. …

Would Like to File for Alimony 
I have been married for eight years and it’s been a very rocky marriage. I became mentally ill because of his lies and cheating. I couldn’t believe …

Divorce With 2 Kids, Can I Relocate? 
My situation is this: I am divorcing my husband of 7 years because he has been unfaithful to me our entire relationship. We have two small children …

New Marriage Divorce 
Only been married 3 months and I'm pregnant by another man. We got married while he was in jail, 3 months ago. I am now pregnant with another man's …

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 …

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, …

What Property Belongs To Me 
We've been married about 7 years, no children. I'm in the military and have not been in Florida about 2 years. Now the divorce is coming up and she …

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 …

Property Settlement & Ownership in Florida 
Me and my wife were divorced in Arizona. I live in Arizona and she lives in Florida. She had petitioned to the Arizona court that there be no property …

Florida Divorce of Tennessee Marriage 
Hello! I got married in Tennessee 5 years ago, but me and my husband decided to separate. I can show proof of residency in Florida for the past 4 years. …

Divorce With Children & Property 
My wife wants to file for an uncontested divorce. I have no objection to this. Which forms will I need based on the following information? Is the parenting …

Which Divorce Form Is Best 
I have been married for 11 months and requesting a divorce from my husband. We have no property or children together. I am confused as to which form …

Simplified Divorce & Marital Settlement Agreement 
My husband and I are both seeking to divorce. We have no minor children and we are not seeking any assets from each other. I have printed out the forms. …

Shared Parenting Change to Florida 
My ex and I have a shared parenting plan that was established in another state prior to relocating to Florida. It unfortunately is not conducive …

Permanent Modification of Alimony 
I am in arrears for my alimony payments due to a sudden loss of my job. I am currently still unemployed, but have managed to sell a few items in garage …

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 …

Represent Myself Without My Attorney 
I can no longer afford my divorce attorney (so far it's been 4 years) and I just dont feel that he has any desire to continue working for me anymore. …

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 Marriage & Divorce in Brazil 
I got married in Florida but me and my ex husband are Brazilians. Now we both live in Brazil. How do I get a divorce? We don't live together for almost …

Florida Dissolution of Marriage Missing Spouse 
I've been trying to contact him for the last 6 months without any answer, by phone and e-mail. I'm not quite sure of his current address. Can I file …

Husband Threatens To Take Kids 
Me and my husband are having issues. We fight all the time. So I told him I want a divorce finally and he grabbed the kids and said he as taking them …

No Cohabitation Clause 
If you and your spouse are in complete disagreement about a no cohabitation clause will a judge add it to the final divorce decree against one of the …

Florida Divorce & Illegal Alien 
I tried to file for a divorce where we both agree as there are no kids or shared assets. He refused to sign papers because it asked for all kinds …

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 …

Custody During Divorce 
My husband and I recently separated and we agreed that I will live in NY with our daughters. He recently filed for dissolution of marriage and visited …

Respondent UK Citizen 
My wife is a US citizen living in Florida. I have moved back to the UK and have been here for nearly 3 years. I am trying to fill in some of the paperwork. …

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 …

Petitioner Or Respondent in Answer 
How do I fill out the form in regards to me being the Petitioner of the original divorce. I placed a divorced and I am the petitioner. The respondent …

Filing for Divorce in Florida 
My husband and I live in Florida. We were married in Illinois. Where do we have to divorce? I do not know where we need to file for a divorce. …

Divorce Petition Precedence 
I filed for divorce in the UK prior to my wife filing in Florida. I have been advised in the UK that my papers have precedent. I do not agree with …

Reschedule Simplified Divorce Final Hearing 
I have a hearing already set for a simplified divorce both me and my wife signed and this is our final hearing. How do I reschedule the hearing because …

Serve Divorce Papers in Another Country 
How do you serve papers to someone not living in the US? My spouse and I were married in Massachusetts. I currently live in Florida and have for …

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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