Residency -You must prove to the court that either one or both of you has lived in Florida for more than 6 months before filing the Florida uncontested divorce petition. Residence can be proved by:
Affidavit of Corroborating Witness This form must be signed by a person who knows that either you or your spouse has lived in Florida for more than 6 months before the date that you filed the petition for dissolution of marriage.
This affidavit may be signed in the presence of the clerk of the court or in the presence of a notary public, who must affix his or her seal at the proper place on the affidavit.
a valid Florida driver’s license, a Florida identification card,
a voter registration card issued to one of you at least 6 months prior to filing,
the testimony of another person who knows that either you or your spouse has resided in Florida for more than 6 months and is available to testify in court, or an affidavit, called the Affidavit of Corroborating Witness.
You may obtain this form from the clerk and he or she will determine whether you are eligible to have filing fees waived.
Filing Fee - You must pay the appropriate filing fees to the clerk of the circuit court for the Florida uncontested divorce.
Civil Cover Sheet - Either you or the clerk of court will need to complete a Civil Cover Sheet Form 12.928.
Final Hearing - You must obtain a date and time for a court appearance from the clerk of court. This is called the Final Hearing. At the Final Hearing for the Florida uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must appear together before a judge. You should complete a Final Judgment of Simplified Dissolution of Marriage and bring it with you to the hearing.
At the Final Hearing, the judge may grant a final judgment dissolving your marriage by signing the final judgment form you provided.
If you fail to complete this simplified divorce procedure, the court may dismiss the case to clear its records.
Florida Uncontested Divorce Forms Downloads
For more information about the Florida uncontested divorce, see chapter 61, Florida Statutes, and Rule 12.105, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure.
For your convenience, the following is a download list of the divorce forms most commonly used for a Florida Simplified Divorce.
Florida Simplified Uncontested Divorce Forms Downloads