A Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage may be filed by the parties if all of the following conditions are true:
- one spouse has lived in Florida for at least six months prior to filing the petition;
- both parties agree the marriage cannot be saved;
- the parties have no minor or dependent children in common and the wife is not now pregnant;
- the parties have worked out how they will divide any joint assets and/or liabilities and both parties are satisfied with the division;
- neither party is seeking support (alimony) from the other party;
- neither party wishes to have any financial information other than that provided in the financial affidavits;
- both parties will go to the Clerk's office to sign the petition (not necessarily together);
- both parties are willing to attend the Final Hearing.
Self-Represented (Pro se) Litigants -Required Forms12.901(a): Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage.
If you decide to represent yourself in a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage case you will be required to file the following approved forms. Click here to refer back to the Family Law Forms Web Page.)
12.902(b): Family Law Financial Affidavit (Short Form), or
12.902(c): Family Law Financial Affidavit
12.902(f)(3): Marital Settlement Agreement for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage
12.902(j): Notice of Social Security Number
Click here for the local form for a Motion to Set Final Hearing (28K .pdf)
Click here for the local form for a Final Judgement of Simplified Dissolution of Marriage (37K .pdf)
Proof of Residence
Florida residence can be proved by a valid Florida driver's license issued to you or your spouse at least six (6) months prior to filing for dissolution of marriage; a current voter's registration card issued to you or your spouse at least six (6) months prior to filing for dissolution of marriage; an Affidavit of Corroborating Witness, Family Law Form 12.902(j). (See instructions attached to form.)
You should contact the Clerk of Courts in your county to determine the appropriate filing fee for filing a simplified dissolution of marriage petition.