Free Florida Divorce Form: Petition for Dissolution of Marriage

Going through a divorce, and need help through the court system?  Divorce is not only hard emotionally, but it can be a difficult process to sort through as well.

Barkus Law now offers Florida family law and divorce forms on our website for people to download free of charge. We offer these documents to give general information to couples and families, but it is not legal advice.

If a husband or wife is seeking to file for divorce in the state of Florida, he or she must file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Depending on whether you have children, property, or both, there are different Florida petition forms.

Here are links to the forms:

Petition

Petition With Minor Children

Petition With Property No Minor Children

Petition No Minor Children Or Property

Below, we wanted to give a brief overview of each form, when it should be used, and next steps. For full details

Petition form: You should use this form if you and your spouse are filing for a simplified dissolution of marriage. If you do not meet all the criteria, which can be found on the form, you have to a file a regular petition for dissolution of marriage. You or your spouse must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months before filing this form in the state. You use this form if you have assets but no children. You will pay filing fees to the clerk of the circuit court and obtain a date and time for a court appearance.

Petition with minor children: You should use this form if you and your spouse are filing for a dissolution of marriage, and you have a minor child or children or if the wife is pregnant. You or your spouse must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months before filing this form in the state. You must notify your spouse of the petition. With this form, you must also fill out additional forms. A parenting course must be completed prior to entry of the final judgment.

Petition with Property No Minor Children: You should use this form if you and your spouse are filing for a dissolution of marriage, and you have marital assets and/or marital liabilities but they do not have any dependent children nor is the wife pregnant. People who use this form have disagreements (on property, debts), would like to ask questions about the spouse’s financial information, and would like to reserve rights to have any mattered reconsidered or appeal the judge’s decision. You or your spouse must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months before filing this form in the state. With this form, you will need to other forms.

Petition with No Minor Children or Property: You should use this form if you and your spouse are filing for a dissolution of marriage, and ave no marital assets and/or marital liabilities nor do they have any dependent children nor is the wife pregnant. You or your spouse must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months before filing this form in the state. People fill out this form (instead of the simplified dissolution of marriage who have no martial assets and debt and when either spouse isn’t seeking alimony.

At Barkus Law, we encourage you speak to a Florida divorce attorney about any questions relating to your case. If you have questions on this free Florida divorce form or for more information about divorce, mediation or other services, visit our Barkus Law site. Barkus Laws practices Florida family law and serves the Broward County area of South Florida.

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