These matters are governed by the laws of the State of Florida. In general, parties wishing to obtain a divorce should contact their attorney.
Florida law allows a simplified divorce that can be handled by the parties themselves in the following circumstances:
The parties certify under oath that:
- There are no minor or dependent children of the parties and the wife is not now pregnant
- The parties have made a satisfactory division of their property and have agreed to payment of their joint obligations
- The husband and wife or one of them has been a resident of Florida for at least six months prior to filing the petition for divorce
- The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken
- There is no claim for alimony, and
- They waive the right to appeal
- A simplified divorce may be obtained by using the Simplified Divorce Packet, which can be purchased from the Clerk of the Court in the Courthouse or downloaded from this website.
For more information concerning a simplified divorce, the parties should contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office in the Courthouse or their attorney.