Eligibility to Divorce in Florida

Are children involved in your divorce?

Division of assets and marital property​

If you or your spouse has been a Florida resident for at least six months before filing the divorce petition, then you are eligible for a Florida divorce. This is a basic requirement for your Florida Divorce.  If neither you, nor your spouse has been a resident of Florida for at least six (6) consecutive months prior to filing, then you cannot obtain your divorce in the State of Florida.  
If you have children, then it is mandatory (in most counties) that you take an online course before you file for divorce.  One class that is often recommended is the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course. Even if you choose to take a different class, you should nevertheless expect to pay a nominal fee.
Call the court clerk if you have questions about the specific course approved for your county.
Before getting a divorce, you should take the time, to sit down with your spouse and try to come to an agreement on how to divide the following: assets, liabilities (like a mortgage or car payment), and parenting time. If you are unable to come to an agreement on these issues, then a judge will need to hold a trial and your divorce will be delayed. It is better to take the time and come to a mutual agreement before filing for divorce.