Can You File for Divorce Online?

In this age when it seems as though you can do anything online, more and more people, year after year, are asking: “Can you file for divorce online?” The too-simple answer is, yes, you can. However, it’s not necessarily a simple process, nor is it something that everyone can do feasibly. There are many steps toward a dissolution of marriage in Florida, and other states. There is a simplified divorce option in Florida, but it is only available for couples with no children, and who meet a few other requirements. Filing for any other type of divorce online is not recommended, and may not be possible.

Filing for Divorce in Florida

Divorcing Couple Standing by Word DivorceBefore filing for any type of divorce in Florida, you must establish that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Since Florida is a no-fault state, there is no need to try and establish that any one person is at fault. One or both of you must have been a resident for at least six months before filing. Also, divorcing parents must take a course before filing. The purpose of this course is to make certain that spouses understand their parental responsibilities during and after divorce, and to help maintain peaceful resolutions. This course can be taken online.

Online Filing

For simplified divorces, filing online has become easier over the years. Many third parties offer streamlined divorce services over the internet. It’s very important to make sure you choose a legitimate service for this—scams do exist. There are usually fees associated with filing this way, but some people still prefer it to going to a courthouse.

Despite this assistance, a divorce can still be a difficult, complex process. This means that you may still find doing it online is hard on your own. It is always recommended that you seek professional counsel before attempting it. The better your legal counsel, the easier your divorce.

If you think you want to file for divorce online, take a moment to seek help, first. We make divorce easier on you, and more affordable. Call Miller Law today.


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