OUR OPINION: Court Clerks need funding restored or Floridians will experience more delays in civil cases
By The Miami Herald Editorial
If you file a suit, say for divorce, in a Florida court, you pay a handsome fee of $401, one of the highest filing fees in the nation.
You may be under the impression that this is paying, at least in part, for the courts and for the county court clerk’s office that must keep careful track and store all of the records that your case will generate. Indeed, the Florida Constitution provides that the clerk’s office should be supported by fees and fines.
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