Self Help Divorce - Dissolution of Marriage in Florida
Pro-Se Divorce Option
Making the decision to get a divorce is not an easy one to reach. At Documents Assist we understand that. Our divorce clients have access to our cell phones and can call us with any question or concern related to their divorce case any day during our business hours.
Our office can prepare divorce proceedings under any of these circumstances:
HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY WITH MY DIVORCE?
Please take note that we are not attorneys and therefore cannot provide any legal advice. For free legal advice contact the Greater Miami Legal Aid office at 305-576-0080 and/or obtain a legal membership such as a Legal Shield membership, previously known as Pre-Paid Legal Services family plan, available through our office.
Court filing fees are not included - if you do not qualify for a court filing fee waiver then $408.00 will be due at the time of filing or $25 if a court filing fee payment plan is desired.You can file for divorce in Florida without an attorney becoming a pro se divorce litigant (self represented). If there are no custody issues, alimony, assets or liabilities to fight for then the involvement of attorneys (and their high cost) may not be needed.
MIAMI DADE AND PRO-SE DIVORCE
In Miami Dade county pro se divorce litigants must use the Family Court Self Help Program in order to file their divorce paperwork with the clerk of court. They will make you buy a packet of $65 which you will need to complete, notarize and then make an appointment to bring back to the court. Then you have to wait for a court hearing with the judge. The timeline for all of this,even with a simple divorce is approximately 90 days, after paying for parking, tolls, and taking days off from work.
What many people do not know is that even if you live in Miami Dade county you do not have to file for divorce at their courthouse. There are many courthouses around the State of Florida that have better ways of pro-se filers to file for their divorce. As long as the divorce is in mutual agreement the divorce can be filed anywhere in the State of Florida.
If you already purchased a $65 packet and wish to proceed with the Miami Dade Self Help Program contact us, we may be able to help you.
HOW CAN DOCUMENTS ASSIST HELP ME THROUGH MY DIVORCE?
Easy! If your divorce IS IN AGREEMENT Our office is the only legal document preparation service with an office in South Florida that offers an express divorce where no court hearing is required and the divorce decree is received by mail 30-45 days! If you hate going to court then this is the right option for you.
If your divorce is NOT IN MUTUAL AGREEMENT then you will need a Divorce by Summons.
IMPORTANT: YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A WAIVER OF THE COURT FILING FEE, IF YOU ARE UNEMPLOYED OR BELOW 125% OF THE POVERTY LEVEL YOU MAY SAVE $409 CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION IF YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THE WAIVER WE CAN OBTAIN A PAYMENT PLAN (no longer available in Miami Dade County) IN YOUR BEHALF. CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Documents Assist will include the court filing fee waiver for you in your packet at no additional charge!