This Florida Divorce Procedure Guide is a hub of the information you need to learn and understand if you are going to get divorced in Florida. As part of your Florida Divorce Education, make sure you also check our our Divorce Strategy Guide and Florida Divorce Law Guide.
This guide covers the details of “what is going to happen” and “when it is going to happen” once a court case is opened in your Florida divorce. Most of the case events will happen in chronological order listed below, with several of the items only becoming necessary if your divorce case cannot be settled.
Clicking on the title of each Florida Divorce Procedure Guide topic below will take you to a more detailed explanation page.
- Initial Divorce Lawsuit & Responses: What you need to know about the actual divorce lawsuit and responses that will be filed.
- Initial Exchange of Financial Records: This covers the records that are usually exchanged between spouses/attorneys early in the divorce process.
- Florida Divorce Mediation: An explanation of how divorce mediation works in Florida.
- Collaborative Law/Divorce: What you need to know about “Collaborative Law” and why it might not be appropriate for you.
- Uncontested Final Hearing & Final Judgment: Details of the hearing that will happen if you and your spouse come to an agreement on a divorce settlement.
- Depositions: What you need to know about Florida divorce depositions.
- Temporary Relief Hearings: An explanation of what happens (and doesn’t happen) in temporary relief hearings.
- Trial: An overview of what is involved with a Florida divorce trial and how the trial is different than trials in other matters.
- Divorce Court Appeals: This covers an overview of what happens in a Florida divorce appeal.