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Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)

A Dissolution of Marriage is an action to terminate the contract of marriage. Jurisdiction lies in the Domestic Relations Division. These matters are governed by the laws of the State of Florida (Florida Statutes) and the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. In addition to dissolving the marriage contract, the court may determine the division of property and responsibility for debts and the care and custody of children. In general, parties wishing to obtain a divorce should contact their attorney.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Dissolution of Marriage Fees

Most fees may be paid by check, money order, or credit card. Payment should be made payable to Neil Kelly, Clerk of the Circuit Court. In some cases, credit card payment is not accepted.

Item Fee Amount
Dissolution of Marriage and Annulment $397.50*
Filing cases pursuant to chapters 39 (dependency), 61 (support, custody), 742 (paternity), 752 (grandparent visitation), 753 (supervised visitation) $300.00
Filing cross-claim, counterclaim, counterpetition, or third-party complaint relating to Dissolution of Marriage and cases filed pursuant to chapters 39, 61, 742, 752, and 753 $295.00
Filing Domestic Relations cases not specifically set out in the chapters enumerated above. These case types include, but are not limited to, name change, termination of parental rights, adoptions, and delayed birth certificates $400.00
Filing cross-claim, counterclaim, counterpetition, or third-party complaint relating to domestic relations cases not specifically set out in the chapters enumerated above.  $395.00
Injunction for Protection - Domestic, Repeat, Sexual, and Dating Violence No Fee
Issuing each summons $10.00*
Reopen Fee $50.00
For recording and reporting each final judgment of dissolution of marriage $10.50*
An additional charge to be paid by the party seeking each severance that is granted $18.00
Garnishment Deposit into Registry Of Court $100.00
Registry fee for Garnishment Deposit $3.00
Additional service charge for Garnishment, Attachment, Replevin and Distress $85.00
Fee for alimony or child support is 4% of payment but not less than $1.00 nor more than $5.25 4% not to exceed $5.25
Filing Notice of Appeal from Circuit Court to District Court of Appeal:
  1. Payment to Clerk of the Circuit Court
  2. Payment to Clerk of District Court of Appeal

$100.00
$300.00
Filing Cross-appeal, Notice of Joinder or Motion to Intervene
  1. Payment to Clerk of District or Supreme Court of Appeal

$295.00
For preparing, numbering and indexing an original record of Appellate Proceedings, per instrument $3.50
Clerk's Certificate $7.00
For examining, comparing, correcting, verifying, and certifying transcripts of Appellate Proceedings prepared by someone other than the Clerk, per page $5.00
From each attorney appearing Pro Hac Vice $100.00
* Note: These three (3) amounts are collected at the time of filing.
Dissolution of Marriage Resources
Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) Office Location
Lake County Courthouse (CH)
550 W. Main St., 2nd Floor
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 742-4140
Fax: (352) 742-4316