The good news is that in Miami Dade county filing for divorce does not have to be done with an attorney. As a matter of fact most divorces filed at the Miami Dade family court are not done through an attorney but as a pro-se litigant (self represented)
At the Lawson Clark Courthouse in downtown Miami you will find one of the best self help programs in Florida. Miami Dade's Family Court Self Help Program makes the divorce process easier by; first of all, selling the correct forms based on the type of divorce you will need and second by performing case management duties. The divorce packets, as they are known are customized for the different types of divorce: simple divorce, divorce by publication, divorce with children, and divorce with property but no children.
While some people find no difficulty completing the forms themselves many people are now using legal document preparers to complete the forms and notarize them. For a minimal fee, these professionals have experience completing the forms and can do it typically the same day the client comes to their office. To make sure a legal document preparer knows what he or she is doing it is recommended that the client asks questions regarding the process until he or she is satisfied the legal document preparer knows and understands how the divorce process in Miami Dade County works since it's unique and different from anywhere else in Florida.
Buyer beware! Do not buy legal forms on the internet unless you know for sure that the forms are the same exact forms created and accepted by Miami Dade's Self Help Family Court. Many of the forms sold for as much as $400.00 are actually the free forms available from the Florida Supreme Court and do not meet the local court requirements.
To get divorced in Miami without an attorney, takes three steps:
1 - First get the correct forms either at the Family Court Self Help Program or by a supplier that has the same exact forms such as Apex Legal Solutions.
2 - If you want to hire someone to complete your divorce packet make sure the legal document preparer understands how the local court works such as Apex Legal Solutions legal document preparers.
3 - Second, you will need to make an appointment with the Family Court Self Help Program to approve the forms and give you the instructions to follow to get your divorce finalized.
For more information on how to file for divorce without an attorney in Miami Dade County go to our website and check out our divorce pages or our blog.
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