If you qualify for a “simple divorce”, filing for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage in Florida is a great option for spouses who want to quickly resolve their divorce with as little conflict as possible.
Unfortunately, filing out the forms to get a divorce in Florida can be confusing.
That is why we created this step-by-step video tutorial to help you complete a Florida Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage.
Click play below to start watching this tutorial now, and download the petition divorce form for free using the link below this video.
Click to download: FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE FORM
12.901(a), PETITION FOR SIMPLIFIED DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
Are you sure you qualify to file for simplified divorce in Florida?
Many times couples want to file for simplified dissolution of marriage, because they agree on getting a divorce (and the terms of divorce).
However, if you have children, you CANNOT file for simplified divorce in Florida (even if you and your spouse agree on every single issue of your divorce).
Read: Can I File for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage in Florida? to review Florida’s requirements again.
If you and your spouse agree on all issues relating to your divorce, but you have children, the state of Florida requires that you file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren) – even though you and your spouse agree.
This is because there a several additional forms and procedures required to obtain a divorce in Florida when children are involved. A Florida Simplified Dissolution of Marriage does not have the same requirements.
But there is good news! Just because you have to file for a traditional dissolution of marriage when children are involved, it DOES NOT mean you and your spouse have to drag through the court system to get divorce.
So long as you and your spouse can maintain an uncontested divorce, you should still be able to “fast-track” your divorce (although it will take a bit longer than a simple divorce.)
Click here to watch a video that explains more about Florida’s divorce options and the difference between contested and uncontested divorce.