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Dissolution of Marriage

As in all matters involving the law, if you don't feel fully comfortable or qualified to represent yourself, you may want to consider obtaining the services of a competent attorney.  If you decide to represent yourself, this office can provide you with the appropriate Dissolution of Marriage packet.  There are four separate packets from which to choose, based on your family circumstances. Dissolution of Marriage packets are comprised of Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms, as well as additional forms provided by the 12th Judicial Circuit.  

The Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms have been developed for use by the Florida Supreme Court, and are designed for use by everyone, but are especially helpful to individuals who wish to represent themselves (pro se) in court matters related to family law.  The additional forms in the Dissolution of Marriage packets that are provided by the 12th Judicial Circuit are forms that are designed for specific use within the 12th Circuit. 

Self-Help (Pro Se) program
The 12th Judicial Circuit Family Division Self Help Office
provides case management services for Non Child Support Enforcement Family Division matters.  Click HERE for additional information on the Self Help (Pro Se) Program and Office,  and to access forms designed for use within the 12th Judicial Circuit.

Florida State Courts Self Help
Click HERE to access to Florida Supreme Court approved Family Law Forms from the Florida Courts website at www.flcourts.org.

Ordering Dissolution of Marriage Packets
The Clerk's office has the appropriate Dissolution of Marriage packets available for pick up,  or you may order the forms by mail or phone. You may also print out form packets from the 12th Judicial Circuit website. Click HERE to access Family Division Form Packets.

Prices for the packets are :

Dissolution w/dependent or minor children:

$10.65


Dissolution w/no dependent or minor children or property:

   $6.00

Dissolution w/property but no dependent or minor children:
   $7.50

Simplified dissolution:
   $5.40

Send check or money order to:
PO Box 3079
Sarasota, FL 34230
Order by phone:
941-861-7770, Ask For the Civil Department 

Locations
Sarasota Office
Customer Service Dept.
2000 Main Street, Room 102
Sarasota FL 34237

Venice Branch
R.L. Anderson Administration Ctr.
4000 South Tamiami Trail
Venice FL 34293


Filing Fee
$397.50, payable to the Sarasota County Clerk of the Circuit Court.


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