Florida


 

How to File for Divorce in Florida


 

Step 1 - Download divorce papers for Florida using one of the buttons above.

Step 2 - The spouse who decides to file for divorce must complete the forms and then file them with the Circuit Court Clerk's Office in the county where he or she resides, in addition to paying the proper filing fee. These may include:
Florida Complaint of Divorce
Affidavit of Testimony in Support of Decree
Divorce Information Sheet

Step 3 - You must notify your spouse of the filing by sending him or her copies of the filed documents from Step 2 and the Answer, Waiver, and Agreement for Taking of Testimony. Next, your spouse must return the Answer, Waiver, and Agreement for Taking of Testimony to you so that you can deliver the forms to the clerk.
IF YOU HAVE MINOR CHILDREN -- Schedule a time to meet with your spouse to complete the forms related to your children. These may include:
Child Support Obligation Income Statement
Child Support Guidelines
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Child Support Guidelines Notice of Compliance

Step 4 - You will have to negotiate the division of your property (i.e. assets and debts) by jointly completing the Separation Agreement. Using the completed Separation Agreement, you then must complete the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce.

Step 5 - After completing the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce, the spouse who filed for divorce must file these forms. At the clerk's office, you may schedule a court hearing date if necessary. The clerks office will inform you if a hearing is necessary to complete the divorce, or if a judge will authorize your Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce. If the judge does so, the clerk will mail you the courts authorization. Whether you receive the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce in the mail or at the court hearing, you will have to file it with the clerk. This filing will complete your divorce in the state of Florida.


 

District Courts in Florida


 

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE
Address - 401 SE First Ave Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone - (352) 380-2400
Hours - 8:30-5:00

PANAMA CITY
Address - 30 West Government Street Panama City, FL 32401
Phone - (850) 769-4556
Hours - 8:00-4:30

PENSACOLA
Address - One North Palafox Street Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone - (850) 435-8440
Hours - 8:00-4:30

TALLAHASSEE
Address - 111 North Adams Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone - (850) 521-3501
Hours - 8:30-5:00

MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
JACKSONVILLE COURTHOUSE
Address - 300 North Hogan Street Suite 9-150 Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone - (904) 549-1900
Hours - 8:30-4:00

OCALA COURTHOUSE
Address - 207 NW Second Street Ocala, FL 34475
Phone - (352) 369-4860
Hours - 8:30-4:00

ORLANDO COURTHOUSE
Address - 401 West Central Blvd Suite 1200 Orlando, FL 32801
Phone - (407) 835-4200
Hours - 8:30-4:00

SAM M GIBBONS (TAMPA) COURTHOUSE
Address - 801 North Florida Ave Tampa, FL 33602
Phone - (813) 301-5400
Hours - 8:30-4:00

FT. MYERS COURTHOUSE
Address - 2110 First Street Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone - (239) 461-2000
Hours - 8:30-4:00

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Address - 400 North Miami Ave Miami, FL 33128
Clerk's Phone - Miami (305) 523-5100 - Fort Lauderdale (954) 769-5400 - West Palm Beach (561) 803-3400 - Fort Pierce (772) 467-2300 - Key West (305) 295-8100
Filing Fee:$350

WILKIE D FERGUSON JR. COURTHOUSE
Address - 400 North Miami Ave Miami, FL 33128
Phone - (305) 523-5100
Hours - 8:30-4:00

C. CLYDE ATKINS COURTHOUSE
Address - 301 North Miami Ave Miami, FL 33128
Phone - (305) 523-5100
Hours - 8:30-4:00

FORT LAUDERDALE COURTHOUSE
Address - 299 East Broward Blvd #108 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone - (954) 769-5400
Hours - 8:30-4:00

WEST PALM BEACH COURTHOUSE (PAUL G ROGERS)
Address - 701 Clematis Street Room 202 West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone - (561) 803-3400
Hours - 8:30-4:00

FORT PIERCE
Address - 101 South U.S Highway 1 Room 1016 Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone - (772) 467-2300
Hours - 8:30-4:00

KEY WEST (SIDNEY M. ARONOVITZ COURTHOUSE)
Address - 301 Simonton Street Key West, FL 33040
Phone - (305) 295-8100
Hours - 8:30-4:00