We filed for divorce together at the clerks office and signed everything without legal representation, but now they want a financial affidavit from him. He lives out of state and is dragging his feet. Can I serve him with the financial affidavit without lawyer?
You can do whatever you want without a lawyer. However, when you fill it out incorrectly and wind up with an unjust or unfair disposition of your case as a result, you will only have yourself to blame.
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You do not need to serve it on him. You can just email him the Form and explain that the divorce cannot be completed without it as it is required under Florida law. If he refuses, you may need an attorney to help you complete this, as you will have to obtain an order compelling him to complete it. I believe if he ultimately refuses after that, the court will enter the divorce, but an effort has to be made to get it. Good luck to you.
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So, therein lies the problem with the DIY divorce, and you went to the clerk's office. You would think they would tell you all the rules. You are now caught up in the pro se' division and really should get a lawyer to help you get out - quickly.
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