Florida Divorce: 11 Documents You Need to File


Florida divorce courts have almost 100,000 people representing themselves each year. I’ve seen many of those who represent themselves turned
away from the Clerk of Court because they didn’t have all the necessary documents to file the case.

Don’t be let down or frustrated by being turned away at the clerk’s office. Instead, educate yourself on Florida divorce law and court procedure and be prepared when you go to the Clerk’s Office.

To file the case, you need at least six documents. If you have children, you will have 10 necessary documents.

These are the documents you need to have to file your case on your own:

1. Civil cover sheet
2. Notice of Related Case
3. Petition for Dissolution of MarriageMpj030589400001
4. Financial affidavit
5. Affidavit of Corroborating Witness
6. Summons

With minor children, you also will need:

7. Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
8. Notice of Social Security number
9. Parenting Plan
10. Parenting Class Certificate of Completion for both parents
11. Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act Affidavit

Don’t be turned away. Avoid needless delay and have all the necessary documents for the Clerk of Court when you file your Florida divorce case or paternity action.

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