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Divorce
  1. Dissolution of Marriage without children and without property (both parties agree)
    Generally referred to as a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage. A Simplified Dissolution of marriage can only be used when both parties are in agreement and both parties are willing to sign the Petition and both parties must appear at the Final hearing.
  2. Dissolution of Marriage without children and without property (parties do not agree)
    This is used when both parties are not in agreement, both parties unwilling to sign the Petition for Dissolution and when both parties are unwilling to appear at the Final hearing.
  3. Dissolution of Marriage, no children, with property
    This is used when parties have acquired assets or debts during the marriage which need to be divided.
  4. Dissolution of Marriage with children, no property
    This is used when one or more children have been born to the wife during the marriage (even if they are not the Husbands children) and one or more of the children is a minor or dependent.
  1. Dissolution of Marriage with children and property
    This is used when parties have acquired assets or debts during the marriage which need to be divided and when one or more children have been born to the wife during the marriage (even if they are not the Husbands children).

Both you and your spouse must attend a 4 hour parenting course


This course to help separating and divorcing couples focus on what is in the best interest of their children and how to work more cooperatively with each other. However, you do not have to attend the course together with your spouse. 
Parents and children's classes range between $20.00 and $40.00 each. Fees will be waived for persons whose income is below the federal poverty guidelines. Once the course is finalized, each party must immediately file his/her Certificate of Attendance in the court file in order for you case to proceed. 
To view a list of DCF approved Parent Education & Family Stabilization Courses in your County, please visit the DCF website and select the Circuit in which you will be filing:

http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/childwelfare/stabilization/local.shtml