Family Law & Child Support

The Union County Clerk of Court processes applications for divorce, child support and name changes. You will need to submit the application in person at the Clerk’s Office. Once your application has been processed you will be contacted with information about your court hearing. 

If you are filing without an attorney (pro-se), the 8th Judical Circuit provides a Pro-Se Coordinator to assist you with the filing process.  She is in Union County one day a week, and can be reached at 352-374-3665 or danaherk@circuit8.org.  Please note that she is not an attorney, and cannot give legal advice.

All packets found on this page are available for download OR can be purchased at the Clerk of Court’s office. 

Divorce 

A simplifed disolution may be appropriate if:

  • You or your spouse have been a resident of the State of Florida for at least the past six (6) months.
  • You and your spouse are both able to appear at the court house to both file the necessary forms to initiate the divorce action and to attend the final hearing in person.|
  • There are no children together born before or during the marriage, including by adoption, and the Wife, to her knowledge, is not pregnant as of the date the action is filed.
  • You and your spouse are in agreement on how property, assets and debts are to be divided.
  • There is no need for spousal support (alimony)

Click here to download the Simplified Dissolution of Marriage Packet.

If you do not meet requirements for a simplified divorce as outlined above, a disolution of marriage may be appropriate. 

If you are filing a disolution of marriage, you will need to select from one of the following sets of forms. 

THERE ARE CHILDREN IN COMMON
If you have minor (18 or younger) children in common or the wife is currently pregnant, please click here to download the applicable forms. 

THERE ARE NOT CHILDREN IN COMMON

If you DO NOT have minor children in common and the wife IS NOT currently pregnant, please click here to download the applicable forms. 

Child Support

ESTABLISH PATERNITY
If you would like to petition the court to establish paternity, please click here to download the applicable forms.

MODIFYING CHILD SUPPORT
If a child support order is already in place, and you would like to petition to have it modified, please click here to download the applicable forms. 

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
If a child support order is in already place, but you are not recieving payment(s) in full as directed in the current child support order you file a motion of contempt. Please click here to download the applicable forms. 

MODIFICATION OF PARENTAL RESPONSIBITY
Actions for visitation and child support must go through a different court process. If you are seeking to modify visitation, please click here to download the applicable forms. 

PAY CHILD SUPPORT

Click here to pay Child Support through My Florida County.

Name Changes

NAME CHANGE FOR A MINOR
Please click here to download the applicable forms.

NAME CHANGE FOR AN ADULT
Please click here to download the applicable forms.