Nov. 5, 2012
-- If you live in Miami Florida
and want to get a divorce
here is some valuable information on how you can get a divorce without hiring an attorney
In Miami Dade County
you cannot buy a packet of forms online, sign them and then deliver them to the courthouse. Only attorneys are allowed to directly file divorces in Miami Dade courthouses.
In order to file for a divorce in Miami without an attorney
you need to make an appointment with the Self Help Program
to either purchase their forms or take the divorce forms you purchased online to their office to get them approved. Once they approve your divorce forms
, then you are allowed to file. Another important detail is that once you get your divorce forms approved by the self help program you can only file for divorce at the courthouse in Downtown.
There is an alternative that more and more people are starting to understand, if your divorce in in mutual agreement YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FILE IN MIAMI and go through this long and complicated process.
In many counties in the State of Florida you can file a divorce in mutual agreement without a requirement to attend a final hearing. Many people now get DIVORCED WITHOUT EVER STEPPING INTO A COURT HOUSE.
More and more this type of divorce is becoming popular because of it's ease and quick results; since there is no court hearing this type of divorce becomes final from 30-45 days and the newly divorced typically never took a day off from work to handle their divorce.