Simplified Dissolution of Marriage in Florida

Divorce does not always have to be messy. Sometimes two people realize that they are not meant to spend the rest of their lives together. Simplified dissolution of marriage in Florida is for people who have already reached an agreement on how assets should be divided, who do not have minor or dependent children, and for those who are not seeking alimony.

Parties who already have a plan can expedite the process substantially. An uncontested Florida divorce does not take long. Many simplified marriage dissolutions take approximately four to five weeks to complete.

Attorney for Simplified Marriage Dissolution in Florida

If you or someone you know is seeking an easy and painless divorce in Florida, contact the experienced family law attorneys at Bacchus & Navarro Law Group.

We understand that not all marriages end badly or in a battle. Having an attorney who is dedicated to making a sensitive experience like divorce, as painless as possible, will be invaluable during such a vulnerable time.

Our office is conveniently located at 401 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, just minutes from Broward County Central Courthouse. We serve clients throughout the Greater Miami metropolitan area in cities like West Palm Beach, Miami, LaBelle, and East Naples, Florida.

The Lawyers of Bacchus & Navarro Law Group are experienced family law professionals dedicated to getting families the closure that they need during hard times. Having provided counsel to numerous clients throughout the Greater Miami-metropolitan area, we take cases in Broward County, Palm Beach County, Collier County, and Miami-Dade County.

Call (954) 500-5555 for a free no-obligations consultation.


Broward County Dissolution of Marriage Information Center


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Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form § 12.904(a)

In order to file for a simplified dissolution of marriage, Florida law contains a number of requirements. An individual may file for a simplified dissolution of marriage in Florida if all of the following are true:

  • the parties have no minor or dependent child(ren) together, the wife does not have any minor or dependent children born during the marriage, and the wife is not pregnant at the time of filing;
  • the parties have worked out how they will divide the things that they both own, their assets, and who will pay what part of the money that they both owe, and are both satisfied with this division;
  • the parties agree that the marriage cannot be saved;
  • the parties are not seeking support or alimony from one another;
  • the parties are willing to give up their right to trial and appeal;
  • the parties are both willing to go into the clerk’s office to sign the petition for divorce;
  • the parties are both willing to go to the final hearing at the same time.

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Simplified Dissolution of Marriage vs. Regular Dissolution of Marriage

The fundamental difference between a regular dissolution of marriage and a simplified dissolution of marriage in Florida is the regular dissolution of a marriage generally involves contested factors in the marriage.

A simplified dissolution of marriage is simply an uncontested divorce. The parties agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken, there are no minor children, and they have already come to an agreement on how to split the assets.

With a regular dissolution of marriage, the parties often have children and have to create a time-sharing agreement. If there was no prenuptial agreement, then the parties have to agree on how to divide assets, or if there are assets or liabilities not anticipated at the time of the prenuptial agreement, then those assets and liabilities have to be accounted for.

Issues also arise where one party wants to stay in the marriage, and the other does not. Filing a simplified dissolution of marriage form is a “one and done” situation. There are no other issues other than the marriage that the court would need to consider.


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Additional Resources

61.052 F.S. – Visit the official website of the Florida Legislature for the full statutory scheme of dissolution of marriage under the Florida law. The Statute includes an explanation of the requirements for a contested and an uncontested divorce.

Simplified Dissolution of Marriage Form 12.901(a) – Visit the official website of the Florida Courts to find the form for filing for a simplified dissolution of marriage under Florida law. The website also includes instructions on how and where to file, the requirements of filing, and the requirements that must be present in the marriage in order to qualify as a “simplified dissolution of marriage.”


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Find an Attorney for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage in Miami-Dade County, Florida

It is very rare for a divorce to be a simple process, but if the parties are considering a simplified dissolution of marriage in Florida, then the process should be simple. Having an attorney to navigate any potential pitfalls will be invaluable in ensuring a smooth transition out of marriage.

Speaking with the attorneys at Bacchus & Navarro Law Group can help make that process less hectic. Our lawyers have been handling family law matters for years and are dedicated to providing the best possible result for our clients.

Having provided counsel to numerous clients throughout the Greater Miami-metropolitan area, we take cases in Broward County, Palm Beach County, Collier County, and Miami-Dade County.

Our office is conveniently located at 401 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, just minutes from Broward County Central Courthouse and we have also taken cases in Miami, West Palm Beach, LaBelle, and East Naples, Florida.

Contact our office at (954) 500-5555 for a free no-obligations consultation.

This Article Was Last Updated on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.


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