Below are a list of links and resources if you are considering filing for divorce in Florida. The state of Florida has certain requirements to file a dissolution of marriage, especially when children are involved.
Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course (Online Class) - Required for parents filing for divorce in Florida.
Florida Divorce Class
Child Support Information
Divorce Records - Public Records Guide
Online Divorce - File for Divorce Online
Chapter 61 (Florida Statutes)
Dissolution of Marriage; Support; Custody
A divorce will not be granted by the state unless one of the following conditions is met:
- The marriage is irretrievably broken
- One of the parties is mentally incapacitated. Certain requirements for this condition are listed here under (1) b
Based on this evidence presented at a hearing, the court will place a petition for dissolution of marriage if there is no minor child from the marriage and if the responding party does not deny the marriage is irretrievably broken.
If there is a minor child or the other party denies that the marriage is irretrievably broken, the court may take other action. To learn more, see statue(2)b here
Includes the following and additional topics:
- General Provisions
- Residence Requirements
- Child Support
- Dissolution of Marriage
- Equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities
- Distribution of retirement plans
- Sale of marital home
- Child custody, primary residence, visitation
- Parenting course attendance
All parties to a dissolution of marriage proceeding with minor children or a paternity action that involves issues of parental responsibility shall be required to complete the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course prior to the entry by the court of a final judgment. The court may excuse a party from attending the parenting course, or from completing the course within the required time, for good cause.