Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)

Dissolution of Marriage is the legal term for divorce. There are several types, including:


Filing Forms
 
There are two options for filing for Dissolution of Marriage:

  • Customers may purchase the forms (including filing instructions) at:

    Orange County Courthouse
    Room 320
    425 N. Orange Ave.
    Orlando, FL 32801

    Cost: $15.00 (cash or credit card payment only accepted for this transaction) 

    Or

  • Customers may provide their own forms by visiting www.flcourts.org 

 

Filing for Dissolution of Marriage

  • Take completed forms to Room 330 to be reviewed and notarized (this office closes at 3:30 pm)
  • Return to Room 320 to meet with a clerk
  • Once the case is filed, Family Court Services will contact the petitioner with instructions (usually within 30 days)
  • If no further filing is required, the petitioner will receive a hearing date and time via mail

Once forms have been completed for a Dissolution of Marriage, Paternity or Name Change in the Clerk's Office, you must go to Room 330, Family Court Services, before 3:30 pm to have your pleadings reviewed and notarized, then return to Room 320 to meet with a clerk.

All divorcing parents are required to attend an approved Parenting Class. This class attempts to reduce the impact of divorce on young children. Download the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course Providers list to locate a provider near you.

Remember, the Clerk's Office is prohibited by law from offering legal advice. If you have legal questions, please contact an attorney of your choice.


Fees

Dissolution of Marriage: $408.00. 

Forms of Payment

  • Cash (in person only)
  • Personal check, cashier's check or money order
  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express

Additional Information

  • There is a $3.99 surcharge added to all credit card transactions
  • Make checks payable to the Orange County Clerk of Courts