Can I get divorced without a lawyer in Florida?

The short answer is: yes, you can get divorced without a lawyer. It is an established rule that you have the right to represent yourself in a court of law. However, many people do not understand that choosing to represent yourself means that the Miami-Dade Court will expect you to follow the same rules and procedures that any Florida divorce attorney must follow. Florida laws and rules can be complex and oftentimes confusing if you do not have background or training in the law. In addition, there are often crucial issues at stake such as division of property; debts; and the custody, visitation and support of children. For these reasons, it is always best to consult with a Miami family law attorney and hire this attorney to represent you in your Florida divorce case. Though you may think you are saving money by representing yourself, the outcome of the case may not turn out as you wanted because of your limited legal knowledge. Hiring a Florida family law attorney is the only way you can be sure that the outcome will be the best possible scenario for you. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may want to contact your local legal services provider or Florida Bar Association to inquire about free or discounted legal representation.

If you are facing a Florida divorce, and would like to be represented by an experienced Miami divorce attorney, contact the Miami office of Vari & Associates. Consultations are available in Miami and at several meeting locations throughout Dade and Broward Counties including Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, West Country Club Drive in Aventura, Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and in the Homestead area. Appointments are also available by telephone and via Skype internet video chat. Telephone our office at (305) 222-7351 or send us an email to schedule a consultation. Click here to learn about your consultation options.

When scheduling a consultation, please inform the secretary if there are any pending hearings, deadlines for filing an appeal, or other reason why you may need an immediate appointment. We will do our very best to accommodate your schedule in setting an appointment.


The statements in this section are based on Florida law and have been issued to inform and not advise. The statements are general in nature and individual facts in a given case may alter their application or involve other laws not referred to here.

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