Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
 

 WHAT IS A FLORIDA NO COURT DIVORCE?

ANSWER: A no court Florida Divorce is exactly what it sounds like. MOST COUNTIES IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA REQUIRE A FINAL COURT HEARING. USUALLY ONLY THE PETITIONER IS REQUIRED TO SHOW UP AS LONG AS THE RESPONDENT FILES AN ANSWER AND WAIVES THEIR APPEARANCE. However, their are a few counties in Florida that allow the Petitioner and the Respondent to waive their appearance in court as long as the divorce is Uncontested and both parties agree to the divorce. The fact that you do not live in that specific county will not prevent you from filing a divorce there. You are only required to be a Florida resident (either you or your spouse) and you must show proof of residency by providing proof of FL ID or voters registration card (either you or your spouse). In order to provide convenience to our customers we file most of our divorces as Florida no Court Divorces. 

 WHAT IS A MIAMI-DADE PRO-SE DIVORCE?

ANSWER: From personal experience and from our customers experiences, Miami is one of the most inconvenient places to get a pro-se (without a lawyer) divorce. In order to get a divorce in Miami you must first purchase a divorce packet at the courthouse for $65. You must also make an appointment to have your packet reviewed before your can file your divorce. This is were it gets to be a pain in the butt. In order to get an appointment you must go back to the courthouse in person and request an appointment. You have the option of calling them over the phone but they rarely answer the phone so your pretty much left with no choice but to go to Downton and go in person. The appointments usually take a few weeks to get and when you go to your appointment you better have your ducks in a row. The self help cannot assist you with filing out your divorce packet so if you screw up you basically have to make another appointment and hopefully your paperwork is in order the second time around. If your divorce is uncontested your spouse is required to go with you to the appointment. Once your documents have been reviewed and everything is in order you can then file your divorce. Once you finally file your divorce you can expect to have your divorce finalized between 45-60 days (that is if your case is uncontested) . All of the headaches and precious time can and will be saved if you choose to let us help you file a No Court Divorce in Florida Online. The turn around time is usually 30 days and you will be amazed on how easy the process is!

 I FILLED OUT THE ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE AND MADE A PAYMENT, WHATS NEXT?

ANSWER: Once you we receive your online questionnaire and you make your payment, we will review your information and if your missing anything we will call or email you. Once we reviewed your info and everything is in order, we will begin working on your documents. Our turn around time is 24-48 hours. If your divorce is without children or property you can expect to have your documents ready within 8-12 hours. Once we send you your divorce papers you must review them or accuracy and then sign and notarize your documents. Once you notarize and sign everything you must then email, fax, or bring us the documents so we can file it with the court. Our documents are always electronically filed so you will receive official email confirmation form the court. Once your divorce has been filed you can expect to have your divorce finalized within 30 days. 

WHAT IF MY SPOUSE REFUSES TO SIGN THE DIVORCE PAPERS?

ANSWER: If you spouse does not agree to the divorce and refuses to sign the divorce papers then you will have to file a contested divorce. When a divorce is contested you must have the sheriff or process server serve your spouse. Once your spouse is served they will have 20 calendar days to reply to the divorce petition. If they fail to respond then you can enter a default against them and you can move forward with getting your divorce finalized. If your suppose responds to the petition within 20 days then you will have to go through the divorce process which can take several months or longer to finalize. At this point seeking legal representation should be deeply considered. 

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET AN UNCONTESTED FLORIDA DIVORCE?

ANSWER: Typically, our No Court Divorces take about 30 days to finalize. Once we e-file your divorce you must wait at least 20 days before you can mail your final judgment form to the court so a judge can sign off on it. It usually takes about 10 days (depending on the courts case loads) for the judge to sign the final judgment and mail it bak to you.  

WHAT IF I CAN'T FIND MY SPOUSE?

ANSWER: This is actually a very common question that I get all the time. Basically if you are unable to find your spouse you will be required to conduct a search your spouse's whereabouts. Once you have made a diligent search to locate your spouse you can then file for a divorce. The court will require you to place an ad in the newspapers for 4 consecutive weeks. Once the 4 weeks have past you can then file a default and have your divorce finalized. We specialize in Missing Spouse/Divorce by Publication in the State of Florida. If you have no children we can handle all of the paperwork and may file your divorce under our NO Court Divorce Option. The divorce process normally takes 60 days from the time we file your divorce. 

HOW MUCH ARE THE FLORIDA DIVORCE FILING FEES AND HOW CAN I GET THE FEES WAIVED?

ANSWER: The filing for a dissolution of marriage in Florida is $408. This fee is required at the time of filing your divorce. In most cases if you are low income or make roughly less than $1800 per month you are likely to get the filing fees waived. Most of our customers get their filing fees waived very easily. We will work with you in getting your fees waived. We also have financing available for those who qualify. 

What is a LOW COST MIAMI-DADE DIVORCE?

ANSWER: Did you know that we offer some of the best prices for pro-se divorces. Not only are we affordable, we offer excellent customer service, we walk you through your case from start to finish, we file your divorce online, we make sure all the paperwork is in order we guarantee our work. Yes, you heard correctly, we guarantee 100% court approval of all of our divorce documents or your money back. We are Miami-Dade's best non-attorney legal documents preparers. 

DOES IT MATTER WHAT PART OF FLORIDA I LIVE IN OR IF I LIVE IN A DIFFERENT STATE? 

ANSWER: For our no court divorce option, only one of the parties are required to live in Florida. So if you live out of state and your wife lives in Florida you can still file a Florida divorce as long as your soon to be ex has lived in the state for at least 6 months. Our no court option also allows to file for divorce no matter where you live in the State of Florida. The county that we use to file our no court divorces only requires that you are a Florida resident and that you and your spouse are in full agreement with the divorce.

What if I don't want a no court divorce?

ANSWER: If you prefer to file your divorce in person, you may do so by going to the family court in the city where you live in. If your case is uncontested your divorce will usually take anywhere between 45-90 days to be finalized. The time frame mostly depends on the county where you live in and the amount of case filings they receive. For example, in Miami the divorce usually takes about 45-60 days and in Fort Lauderdale I've seen it take 3 months to get a divorce finalized. If you live in Miami-Dade County be advised that you are required to make an appointment with the self-help department at the family courthouse prior to filing your case. making an appointment can sometimes be very frustrating because their phones often go unanswered leaving you no choice but to take time off work to make an appointment in person. If your case is contested your divorce can take anywhere from 2 months to 1 year or more to finalize. The best case scenario in an uncontested divorce would be if your spouse fails to respond to the divorce petition within 20 calendar days from being served. If your spouse does not respond within the 20 days then you can file a default against your spouse and your divorce will be finalized pretty quick. If your spouse does respond within 20 days then your case will likely take longer to finalize. At this point you may want to look for an attorney if necessary or seek legal advice.