Family Law Filing Fees in Polk County

I previous wrote about filing fees in Hernando CountyHillsborough CountyPinellas CountyPasco County, and Sarasota County.  In this post I review current filing fees in the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Polk County, for common family law matters.  A person who initiates a family law case (the “Petitioner”) will pay the following:

  • Adoption- $400.00*
  • Child Custody (non-divorce)- $300.00**
  • Child Support (non-divorce)- $300.00**
  • Divorce (includes recording and reporting of final judgment)- $408.00**
  • Name Change- $400.00*
  • Paternity- $300.00**
  • Temporary Custody by Extended Family Member- $400.00*

Counterpetition filing fees for the above types of cases are as follows:

  • For cases with *- $395.00
  • For cases with **- $295.00

Also, the Polk Clerk of the Court charges a $50.00 fee to reopen cases for modification (for example, to request that a child support or alimony order be changed).  Additionally, there is a $10.00 fee for issuance of a summons (which in most cases is required so that the Court may gain jurisdiction over the other party).

Please keep in mind that these filing fees are subject to change.

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