Resources & Links Related to Family Law
On this page you will find articles and links providing general information on family law in the State of Florida. The information provide is meant to be a starting point to help you gather as much information as possible regarding any family matter for which you need information.
The information and links are provided as a courtesy, and are not meant to be legal advice in any particular situation, nor is there any guarantee made as to the information provided through the link.
You should not rely on this information to solve any legal issue or problem you may have; but, instead, should consult an attorney in your area to provide you assistance in resolving your specific legal issues.
For Divorces with Children: – Tips from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: “Ten Tips for Divorcing Parents” (a pdf you can print).
Links to Florida Laws & Courts
Note: I’ve updated the links as of Mar 23, 2016 to the 2015 statutes. These statutes will be updated by the Legislature once the 2016 changes have been made. For the 2016 version, you will have to select the year once you reach the page for a particular statute.
Proceedings Relating to Children, including child abuse, F.S. Chapter 39.
Florida’s Divorce Statute, F.S., Chapter 61.
Florida’s Domestic Violence Statute, F.S. Chapter 741.
Florida’s Paternity Statute, F.S. Chapter 742.
Temporary Custody of Minor Children by Extended Family, F.S., Chapter 751.
Florida Courts– – Includes links to the Florida Family Forms and the Self-Help page for centers available throughout the State of Florida to assist you in completing your divorce on your own (also known as “pro se”).
Resources for Families
Florida Online Child Support Services – Official page of the Florida Department of Revenue, which offers several online services and information related to child support.
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence – http://www.fcadv.org – Includes help for battered women and children, information and training to address domestic violence, and a list of extensive resources.
Parenting Divorce Class for Florida– The 4-hour class is required by Section 61.21, F.S., when there are children in a divorce or paternity court case. As required by the Statute, they cannot provide mental health therapy or legal advice, only information to help stabilize a family as a result of the legal process; this is an affiliate link to one of the DCF-approved courses I’ve reviewed. The Statute requires that any such course be approved by Florida’s Dept. of Children and Families (DCF).
Saving Your Marriage – If you’re not sure whether divorce is right for you; or if you’re wondering whether you can save your marriage, then click here to get information on some things you can do.
Credit repair – getting your finances in order to be able to start your financial life anew after a divorce sometimes requires getting your credit repaired. You can repair your own credit if you know what you need to do.
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