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Divorce in Florida: forms, forms and more forms

There are some individuals who start the divorce process and feel they can get through the paperwork on their own. While it makes sense that an individual wants to save money as they go through the process, it can actually end up costing more in the end if they do not get a good settlement. Furthermore, in this day in age, time is money, and the amount of time it can take to get through all the paperwork can be extremely overwhelming.

Take, for example, a site where a do-it-yourselfer might navigate: the Family Law Forms page on the Florida Courts website. Here you will find step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the forms and how the forms work.

Once you scroll through the site, you will realize that a divorce may have numerous forms that need to be filled out related to many topics, such as:

--Petition for Dissolution of Divorce
--Supporting documents
--Attorney representation
--Modification petitions
--Procedural forms
--Discovery
--Alimony
--Judgments and orders
--Time-sharing
--Temporary custody
--Relocation

The list goes on and on. Understandably, just looking at these forms can be extremely overwhelming. Sometimes, it makes more sense to reach out to a law professional than it does to try to figure out the process on your own. This is especially true when issues such as alimony, property division and child custody are on the line. The outcome of your divorce proceedings will affect your future for years to come.

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