Divorce & Paternity Document Preparation Course Registration

Preparing Florida Divorce Documents is a nuts and bolts course based on the Florida Supreme Court approved forms for pro se litigants.   Each of the different dissolution processes is discussed; information about the Petition for Paternity and Related Relief is included. Forms are included in this course. 

Only $410. Three CEUs for FALDP members.

All FALDP courses are self-paced and online. Students may return to the course at any time to review course information. We make every effort to update the forms as new forms become available. 

Course Outline

Students will learn and understand the different divorce processes in Florida. Petitions for Dissolution of Marriage; Petition to Determine Paternity and Related Relief; and Answers are discussed and explained. Supreme Court approved forms are included in this course.

Module I *** Dissolution of Marriage - Initial Petitions *** Overview of Florida Dissolution of Marriage -

Four Types of Dissolution of Marriage (DOM):

  • Simplified
  • with no Minor Child(ren) and No Property
  • with Minor Child(ren)
  • with Property but No Child(ren)
  • Petition to Determine Paternity and Other Relief - is included in this section because it is similar to a Petition for Dissolution, but it is used for couples who are ending their relationship; who have children together; but were never married.
  • Florida Residency Requirements

Module II ***Working With The Forms ***

  • Avoid Giving Legal Advice
  • Gathering the Information
  • Choosing the Forms (Your customer chooses)
  • Dissolution of Marriage with Children and Instructions

Module III *** Procedural ***

  • Service of Process
  • Personal Service
  • Process Server Memorandum
  • Summons for Personal Service on an Individual
  • Constructive Service
  • Diligent Search and Inquiry
  • Notice of Action

Module IV Answers & Hearings

  • Answer and Waiver of Appearance
  • Answer and Counter Petition
  • The Final Hearing
  • Motion for Hearing/ Notice of Hearing
  • Final Order for Dissolution of Marriage

Module V Form Descriptions and Glossary

  • Quiz
  • Forms Required in all Dissolutions of Marriage
  • Forms Required in Dissolutions with Children
  • Forms that may be required in some circumstances
  • Terms used in family law


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After completing the Course Registration Form, you will be sent a Thank You email with a payment feature. You can pay with a debit or credit card through paypal. Tuition for this course is only $410. After payment is made, you will then be directed to the first page of the online course - Preparing Florida Divorce Documents. Please remember to save the link or bookmark that page. If you navigate away from that page, the link will disappear. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us - 800-515-0496 - staff@faldp.org.

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Divorce document preparation is one of the most persistently high demand type of document. Document preparers assist consumers by preparing the necessary documents at low cost. People embroiled in a divorce are often already in high stress situations. Document preparers ease their pain, by providing a lower cost alternative.

According to our research,  on average, a Florida divorce, using an attorney, costs $13,500. which includes $10,700. in attorneys' fees. So, on average, consumers spend over $2,800. over and above the $10,700. attorneys' services and fees. After attorneys' fees, the rest of divorce costs come from expenses, which includes fees for court filings, mediation, and the cost of copying and serving documents. Expenses also include compensation for expert witnesses and consultants, such as child custody evaluators, appraisers, or financial analysts. Average expenses in Florida divorces were $2,800.

Although consumers could prepare the forms themselves, many don't want to for fear of making mistakes, or not understanding the forms well enough. If the divorcing couple ultimately needs an attorney they have still saved some of their hard earned money, by using a document preparer at the outset. The Florida Supreme Court approved forms for family law within this course are specifically designed for pro se litigants. 


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