Written by attorney Thomas Patrick Gill Jr.

Will I have to go to court at any time during my divorce in Florida?

In a contested divorce case in Florida you should have to attend at least a few court hearings, such as the case management conference, any hearings on any motions that are before the court, and eventually you'll have to attend for trial if it goes that far. In an uncontested divorce you may or may not have to attend court. If you are the petitioner in the matter you will have to attend a short five minute hearing to prove up your case and have the court enter the final judgment of dissolution of marriage. If you are the respondent you may be able to avoid the hearing by executing the appropriate documents.

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