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Please Note:

All completed forms must be returned to the Clerk of the Court. There are three methods of submitting your completed forms and supporting documentation:

  1. The preferred method is electronic filing via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal (
  2. Delivered in-person to Clerk of the Court located at the Downtown Civil Courthouse, 301 N. Park Ave, Sanford.
  3. Sent by Mail to Clerk of Court at P.O. Box 819 Sanford, FL 32772


  • Due to the large volume of filings, it may take over thirty (30) days for you to receive a response. 
  • Do not file another request for action form (Form A).
  • You must correctly complete and file all required documents per the corresponding check lists.
  • Upon completion of a case review, you will be contacted by the Court to submit any additional information or to schedule a hearing. Contact will be made via phone or e-mail.
  • Provide a valid e-mail address for faster communications. E-mails received from us will be via a no-reply address.
  • You must update the Court with any physical and email address changes. This is to ensure you are updated on case related communications.
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Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage
Uncontested Divorce: An uncontested divorce basically means that both spouses agree on all of their divorce-related issues. Each state has specific legal requirements that must be met before a divorcing couple can proceed with an uncontested divorce. You may want to consult with a local attorney or check your local courthouse website for the specific requirements.
Contested Dissolution of Marriage
Contested Dissolution of Marriage: A contested divorce is where one or both spouses contest (dispute) some aspect of their divorce. Contested divorce proceedings take much longer to complete and typically involve greater stress and increased legal fees. With a contested divorce, spouses will have to go through numerous steps before the divorce is finalized.

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