Divorces, simplified Divorces & PreNuptials

Divorce Vs. Simplified Divorce
Which option would be better for your family's situation?


What is a Simplified Divorce?

Simplified Divorce:

In many jurisdictions, simplified divorces are available for couples who meet specific criteria. These criteria often include:

  • Both parties mutually agree to the divorce and its terms.
  • There are no disputes over property division, child custody, or spousal support.
  • The marriage has been relatively short.
  • There are no minor children involved, or if there are, the custody and support arrangements are agreed upon. 

Both parties meet residency requirements.

Similflied Divorces

Miami Dade Family Courts


To file a petition for a simplified divorce, both parties must appear together in person at the  Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center. Both parties must present a valid Florida photo identification with a signature.  
You may bring a witness when filing or file a notarized certificate of corroborating witness. The witness must also present a valid Florida photo identification, such as a Florida driver’s license or a Florida identification card, at the time of appearance. 
The final hearing date is approximately 30 days after the filing date. 

Legal Representation:

If an attorney does not represent you, you may benefit from the  Self-Help Project. For a fee, the Self-Help Project provides packets containing all forms necessary for divorce and other family court matters.

Fees: County Clerk’s Office

Dissolution of Marriage – $409

Dissolution Of Marriage Form – Download

Payment is accepted in cash, cashier’s check, money order, Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express and is non-refundable. Personal checks are not accepted.

Miami Beach Notary helps with your simplified divorces by notarizing the necessary documents, such as the divorce agreement or settlement, which the court may require. This can help ensure the legality and authenticity of the documents.


  • Definition: A divorce is the legal process through which a marriage is terminated. It involves formal court proceedings and can be a lengthy and complex process.
  • Process: In a divorce, both parties typically hire lawyers who represent them in court. The process involves various legal steps, including filing petitions, discovery, negotiations, and potentially a trial. The court ultimately decides on issues like property division, alimony, child custody, and support.
  • Complexity: Divorces can be contentious and involve extensive paperwork, legal fees, and emotional stress. The complexity often arises from disagreements between the parties, leading to prolonged legal battles.

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements, often referred to as “prenups,” are legal contracts entered into by a couple before they get married. These agreements outline how assets, debts, and other financial matters will be handled in the event of divorce or death. Notaries can be involved in the creation and execution of prenuptial agreements by:

  • Notarizing the prenuptial agreement document to verify the authenticity of the signatures.
  • Ensuring that both parties sign the document voluntarily and without coercion.
  • Keeping a record of the notarized document for legal purposes.

Prenuptial agreements can help protect the interests of both spouses and provide clarity in the event of divorce.

Why is it important to have notary witnesses for your Documents

Notary Witnesses

Having a notary witness for your documents is crucial. It ensures that the document is authentic and legally binding. Notaries are authorized by the state to verify signatures, administer oaths, and certify documents. This makes them a valuable resource for ensuring that your documents are properly executed and will hold up in court if necessary. Having a notary witness for your documents can give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your important legal documents are properly executed and will be recognized as valid by the courts.

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How Miami Beach Notary Can Help:

Document Verification:

Notary services can ensure that all divorce documents are accurately filled out and signed, preventing delays due to errors or missing information.


Witnessing Signatures:

Notaries act as impartial witnesses to the signing of legal documents, including divorce agreements, verifying the identities of the parties involved.

Legal Notarization:

Notaries provide the necessary notarization, adding credibility and authenticity to divorce documents.

Confidentiality and Privacy:

We understand the sensitive nature of divorce proceedings. Rest assured that your personal information and divorce-related details are treated with the utmost confidentiality and privacy.

Cost Savings

Hiring an attorney for a simplified divorce can be expensive. With our services, you can significantly reduce your legal expenses while still ensuring that all necessary documents are properly prepared and notarized.

Mobile Notary Services:

Miami Beach Notary, your local notary company,  offers mobile services. This means we can travel to your location, providing convenience during what can be a stressful time.


common questions

A notary-simplified divorce is a quicker and simpler process facilitated by a notary public, whereas a regular divorce follows traditional court proceedings, which can be more time-consuming and complex.

Yes, a pre-nuptial agreement can be modified after marriage, but it requires mutual consent and proper legal documentation to ensure the changes are valid and enforceable.

The duration of a notary simplified divorce varies based on the complexity of the case and the cooperation of both parties. On average, it can take a few weeks to a few months to finalize the process.

While it’s not mandatory, it’s highly recommended to seek legal assistance when creating a pre-nuptial agreement. A lawyer can ensure the document is comprehensive, legally valid, and tailored to your specific needs.

A notary public verifies the authenticity of legal documents, including those related to divorce proceedings. They witness the signing of documents, confirm the identities of the parties involved, and ensure the documents are properly executed and notarized.

The fee for notarizing and signing a document in Florida is $10 per document. Additionally, we charge $25 for two notary witnesses per document.

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