Any spouse can initiate a divorce case by filing an application with the Circuit Court. The spouse seeking divorce is the “plaintiff” and the other spouse is the “defendant.” The nature of the petition chosen by the petitioner must correspond to the circumstances of his case. From the list of documents below, the applicant must select and complete the corresponding divorce form: this is the agreement signed between Canada and the representative plaintiffs in the McLean case. This document is also available in: Choose the language English French Parties must appear in court on the date and time set by the court. A judge reviews the case information and decides whether a divorce should be granted. When a divorce decision is pronounced, the judge signs a final judgment to close the trial (see judgment forms below). Note: A large number of documents, including the divorce petition, can be filed electronically through The Florida Courts` e-filing portal. The applicant should speak with a clerk to see which forms can be submitted online. When a spouse has asked the court to reinstate his or her maiden name, he or she must request a certified copy of his or her final judgment from the author`s office of the court (a fee may be charged).
The certified copy of the final judgment can then be used to update its information with the Social Security Administration, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and other institutions. It may be necessary to prepare additional disclosures and accompany them to divorce applications. The applicant should check the following documents and draw the forms applicable to his divorce case: a marriage agreement in Florida is a contract that defines the terms agreed by a couple with regard to their rights and obligations after the divorce. Settlement agreements may include a number of separation conditions, including alimony, child support, parental obligations, and the allocation of the couple`s assets and liabilities. When filing the divorce, the parties can ask the court to include the agreement in the final judgment, making the terms enforceable by court order. However, if the settlement agreement remains separate from the couple`s divorce case, it can only be applied by the principles of contract law. Any spouse may ask the Clerk to set a hearing date for his or her case. The hearing could take place before a judge, a judge general or a counsel for the enforcement of custody of the children.
After planning the hearing, the same spouse must complete the corresponding document and submit it to the court. A copy of the form must then be given to the other party. If the spouses have minor or dependent children together or if the wife is pregnant, the following documents must be completed and accompanied by the applicant`s divorce application. The additional documents inform the court of how the couple intends to manage their parental responsibility, pay family allowances and retain custody of their children. . . .