Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Florida Annulment Forms
Are you wondering whether your marriage meets the requirements to qualify for an annulment? Do you feel like you can't make heads or tails of Florida annulment forms?
If so, you're in good company. Annulment law is confusing, but we're here to help. In this guide, we aim to guide you through all the forms you will need to file with the county court to get a marriage annulment.
What Florida Annulment Forms Do I Need to Fill Out?
The Florida annulment forms you will need to fill out depending on your unique circumstances. Regardless of what transpired during your marriage, you will have to file a petition for annulment of marriage. That said, the exact form you will have to file will depend on what changes occurred in your life during your marriage. For instance, you may need to file a:
- Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren)
- Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Property
- Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage
Note, the above list is not comprehensive. If you can't afford a family law attorney to help you through the annulment process, DoNotPay can answer your questions regarding which forms to fill out based on your unique circumstances quickly and easily.
What Other Florida Annulment Forms Will I Have to Fill Out?
In addition to filling out and filing your petition for Florida marriage dissolution, you also may need to file:
|Form 12.902(e)||Child Support Guidelines Worksheet|
|Form 12.902(c)||Family Law Financial Affidavit|
|Form 12.902(f)(1)||Marriage Settlement Agreement for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren)|
Am I Eligible for an Annulment?
Before you fill out your Florida annulment forms, you should make sure you are eligible for an annulment. Among the most common grounds for annulment used in the state of Florida are:
- The marriage is bigamous
- The marriage is incestuous (this includes two people, like step-siblings, who are closely related by marriage rather than blood)
- One spouse was so physically disabled at the time of the marriage that the marriage could not be consummated
- At least one spouse entered into the marriage as a joke
- One spouse was intoxicated at the time of marriage and did not consummate the marriage after sobering up
- One spouse could not consent to the marriage due to a mental disability
- One spouse was a minor and did not have proper consent from a parent or legal guardian
- One spouse entered the marriage under duress (such as threat of bodily harm)
- One spouse fraudulently convinced the other into the marriage
What if I Don’t See My Grounds for Annulment on the Above List?
To reiterate, the list provided only covered the most common grounds for marriage annulment in the Sunshine State. With that being said, if you don't see your reason for annulling your marriage on the above list, there is a chance that you do not qualify for a marriage annulment and will need to file for a divorce.
What Is the Difference Between an Annulment and a Divorce?
The difference between an annulment and a divorce is that the latter recognizes that the marriage was legally valid and ends it. If you file for an annulment and it is granted, your marriage never existed because it was never valid.
What if I Can’t Locate My Spouse?
It is possible to get an annulment without the other person, but you will have to file Form 12.913(c) - Affidavit of Diligent Search, in addition to a few other forms indicating that you made a good-faith attempt to find your spouse.
How Much Does a Florida Annulment Cost?
The cost of a Florida annulment depends on several factors, including how many Florida annulment forms you need to file, whether you hire an attorney to help you throughout the process and whether your spouse agrees to the terms of the annulment or wants to fight you in court. To give you a general idea, most county courts charge $408 just to file the annulment paperwork, and some county courts charge $409 just to file the annulment paperwork.
With that being said, there are some counties, like Lake County, that will charge fewer than $408. For instance, Lake County only charges $397.50 to file the annulment paperwork. However, you will also have to pay $10 per summons and $10.50 for each final judgment related to the annulment. Also, you will have to pay $300 for perform related to
- Child support
- Child custody
- Grandparent visitation
- Supervised visitation
DoNotPay Can Help You Make Heads or Tails of Florida Annulment Forms
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- Search for Annulment on the DoNotPay website.
- Kick-off the process to see if your marriage is eligible for an annulment.
- Answer some specific questions about your marriage and see if your state law allows for an annulment.
You might be surprised to learn just how easy it is to go through the steps that they have set up for you here. They just know that this process is a stressful one for everyone involved, and they want to take some of that burden off of your shoulders. If they can do so by creating something simple for you to follow, then that is exactly what they will do.
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