Tallahassee, FL asked in Divorce for Florida

Q: Is it possible to have divorce papers drawn up without going to court?

I want to file for a divorce from my husband of 4 years. We have a 6 year old daughter, no assets or property together. I just want out. No big drawn out battle. Not seeking for sole custody just joint custody.

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Rand Scott Lieber

Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Filing with the court is what makes it legal and final. You can enter into all of the necessary agreements and complete the forms prior to filing with the court. Your local clerk may have a "self help" packet of forms or they are all available for free online. Just google florida family forms and choose the flcourts website.

Michael Ferrin

Answered
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It is possible that you would be able to have all the paperwork signed and filed with the courts and the order submitted without you having to actually attend a hearing. It depends on the county and making sure all the necessary paperwork is completed from both parties.

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