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Once a couple files for divorce, a number of issues will be determined by the court, including division of property and debts, spousal support, child support, and child custody and visitation.I

These are the 5 different types of divorces in the state of Florida, and therefore each is applicable for your potential Port Charlotte Divorce or Charlotte County Divorce:

Dissolution of Marriage with children and property.

This type of divorce is used when parties have acquired assets or debts/liabilities 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).

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 in front of the Clerk at the Courthouse and both parties must appear at the Final Hearing. In some cases, there may not be a Final Hearing and the Judge may sign a proposed Final Judgment prepared by the Petitioner.

Dissolution of Marriage without children and without property (parties do not agree).

This type of divorce is used when both parties are not in agreement and/or both parties unwilling to sign the Petition for Dissolution at the Clerk’s Office and when both parties are unwilling to appear at the Final hearing. The Respondent must then be served a copy of all documents by the sheriff’s office or a private process server. This process normally cost $40.00 to $60.00.

Dissolution of Marriage, no children, with property.

This type of divorce is used when parties have acquired assets or debts/liabilities during the marriage which need to be divided.

Dissolution of Marriage with children, no property.

This type of divorce 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.

Both you and your spouse must attend a 4hour parenting course, if there are children involved.

To view a list of DCF (Florida Department of Children and Families) approved Parent Education & Family Stabilization Courses in your County, please visit the DCF website and select the Circuit/County in which you will be filing:

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

This course is 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 the other party…..you may take this course by yourself in person and in some counties in the state of Florida on the internet, but it must be an approved course either in person or on the internet, 

The Parent Education & Family Stabilization Courses range between $20.00 to $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 and/or Completion in the court file in order for your case to proceed. 

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