Filing Fees For Divorce in Jacksonville, FL: Can You Afford It?

In Jacksonville, FL and Duval County and the surrounding counties of Clay, Nassau & St. Johns Counties, the filing fee for a divorce is about $408.00. However, the Florida House & Senate are looking for ways to decrease the deficit by proposing to raise the filing fees for a divorce to $1,000.00 for couples with assets valued at $50,000-$250,000 and to $2,000.00 for couples with assets over $250,000.00! At this rate, nobody will be able to afford to file for divorce. This means that even people who choose to proceed without a lawyer in a divorce case will have to pay the clerk of court one to two thousand dollars just to file the Petition For Dissolution at the courthouse. If you have questions about the divorce process or child support, child custody, alimony, division of assets or liabilities, please call our firm at 904-355-8888 for help.