Family Court Fees & Costs

Initial Filing Fees

All fees are subject to legislative changes.
Filing Fee
Dissolution of Marriage/Annulment
Domestic Relations Exception Cases (Pursuant to F.S. 28.241(1)(a)(1)(b))
General Domestic Relations
Name Change
Simplified Dissolution of Marriage

Other Fees

All fees are subject to legislative changes.
Fee Type
Additional Defendant(s) more than five, per defendant
Attorney Pro Hac Vice
Bond Approval Fee
Counterclaim/Cross Claim/Third Party Claim for Dissolution of Marriage (filed on a non-Dissolution of Marriage case)
Domestic Relations Counterclaim/Cross Claim/Third Party Claim
Domestic Relations Exception Cases Counterclaim/Cross Claim/Third Party Claim (Pursuant to F.S. 28.241(1)(a)(1)(b))
Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Service Fee (in addition to filing fee and recording fees)
Payment Plan Contract Fee
Recording Fee - first page
Recording Fee - each additional page, per page
Reopen Fee
Severance Fee, per severance granted
Subpoena Issuance (sign and seal only) per subpoena
Subpoena Preparation and Issuance (prepare, sign, and seal), per subpoena
Summons Issuance (sign and seal only) per summons
Summons Preparation and Issuance (prepare, sign, and seal), per summons
Support Payments - Receiving and Disbursing Fee 
    (Minimum fee of $0.25, Maximum fee of $5.25)

Payments Options:

Acceptable forms of payment for fees and costs are:

  • Bank check
  • Cash
  • Credit/Debit Card - All debit/credit transactions will incur a 3.5% transaction fee charged by MyFloridaCounty.
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • MasterCard
    • Visa
  • In-state business check
  • Money order
  • Personal in-state check with proper identification

All payments for fees and costs must be remitted in U.S. currency. Do not send cash through the mail.

Payments by check or money order:

Payments submitted by check or money order must be made payable to:
Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Clerk & Comptroller