THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FAMILY LAW DIVISION

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE NO CHILDREN, NO PROPERTY, DEBTS OR ALIMONY PERSONAL SERVICE
(Packet #24)
USE THIS PACKET IF: 1) YOU ARE MARRIED AND ARE SEEKING A DIVORCE, and 2) NO CHILDREN HAVE BEEN BORN TO THE WIFE DURING THE MARRIAGE (even if they are not the Husband’s children), or ALL OF THE CHILDREN BORN DURING THE MARRIAGE ARE OVER 18 AND ARE NOT DEPENDENT, and 3) YOU or YOUR SPOUSE (individually or together) HAVE NOT PURCHASED ANY ASSETS (car, house, furniture) and HAVE NOT INCURRED ANY DEBTS (credit card balances, etc.) SINCE THE DATE YOU MARRIED, and NEITHER OF YOU IS SEEKING ALIMONY, and 4) YOUR SPOUSE IS NOT COOPERATIVE OR NOT WILLING TO COMPLETE ALL NECESSARY FORMS AND TAKE A PARENTING CLASS, and 5) YOUR SPOUSE LIVES IN FLORIDA or LIVES OUT OF STATE AND FLORIDA IS THE LAST PLACE YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE LIVED TOGETHER BEFORE SEPARATING
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Marriage is a legal relationship. A court case (lawsuit) must be filed to end a marriage. If you choose to represent yourself (pro se) in your divorce, you should be aware that you will be required to follow the same rules that are required in cases filed by persons represented by attorneys. The judge assigned to your case is not necessarily required to grant what you request in a form. If you do not like the outcome of your case, you may not be able to change it. If you have any questions or concerns about your case, you should consult with an attorney. If you do not know an attorney, you may call the Lawyer Referral Service at 221-7780. If you do not have the money to hire an attorney, you may apply to Bay Area Legal Services by calling 232-1343. You may also obtain legal information at the Legal Information Center at the George Edgecomb Courthouse (call 864-2280 for hours and information). All instructions and forms distributed by the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit are provided merely as a public service to persons seeking to represent themselves in court without the assistance of an attorney. These documents are meant to serve as a guide only, and to assist pro se (self-represented) litigants with their cases. The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit does not guarantee that either the instructions or the forms will achieve the result desired by the parties or ensure that any individual judge will follow the procedures exactly or accept each and every form as drafted. Any person using these instructions and/or forms does so at his or her own risk, and the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit shall not be responsible for any losses incurred by any person in reliance on the instructions and/or forms. In no event will the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar, or anyone contributing to the production of these forms, commentary, instructions, and appendices be liable for any direct, indirect, or consequential damages from their use.

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FORMS CONTAINED IN THIS PACKET General Information for Self-Represented Litigants 12 Rules of Courtroom Civility Nonlawyer Disclosure Civil Cover Sheet Petition for Dissolution of Marriage Financial Affidavit - Short Form Financial Affidavit - Long Form

FORM # Appendix C 12 Rules 12.900(a) 12.928

WHEN TO USE For your information only Required to start case Required if someone who is not a lawyer helps you with the forms Required to start case

12.901(b)(3) Required to start case 12.902(b) 12.902(c) Required if your income is less than $50,000/yr Required if your income is more than $50,000/yr Required if you cannot prove your 6-month Florida residency with a current Driver’s License, FL State ID, or Voter ID – cannot be signed before the date you file your case Required to start case Required to start case Required to start case Required unless both parties agree in writing to waive Mandatory Disclosure Use if you have a different case involving your spouse (a different case number) Use only if the other party is NOT in the military and they do not file an answer Use if no answer is filed within 20 days after service Use if no answer is filed within 20 days after service A schedule of fees for Family Law related cases This form must be completed for submittal to the Office of Vital Statistics

Affidavit of Corroborating Witness Notice of Social Security Number Summons: Personal Service on an Individual Process Service Memorandum Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure Notice of Related Case Nonmilitary Affidavit Motion for Default Default Fee Schedule for Family Law Cases Office of Vital Statistics DH513

12.902(i) 12.902(j) 12.910(a) 12.910(b) 12.932 NRC 12.912(b) 12.922(a) 12.922(b) Fee DH513

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Copies can be obtained for a fee in the Court Business Center. not by you) H) Process Service Memorandum.(does not need to be notarized) I) Notice of Related Case (use if you have a different case involving your spouse) J) DH513 form for the Office of Vital Statistics to be filed with the Clerk.Current Florida ID card indicating you have been a Florida resident for at least the last 6 months or . There is a charge for this.Current voter’s registration card indicating you have been a Florida resident for at least the last 6 months G) Summons.902(c). make 2 complete copies of everything you have signed (one copy is for your records) and a copy of your Driver’s License. The clerk’s office will notarize documents and charge a fee (see attached schedule). if you make more than $50. Form 12.(needs to be signed by the clerk. 2) Summons: The clerk will sign the Summons and give it back to you.902(i) (cannot be signed before the date you file your case) or . Form 12. before filing your case. on the 6th floor of the George Edgecomb Courthouse. Form 12.Filing your case 1) Take the original set of completed and signed forms to the clerk on the 1st floor of the main courthouse and pay the filing fee.902(j) F) Proof that you have been a Florida resident for at least the last 6 months . You may also purchase copies for $0.910(b) . Form 12. The clerk will assign a case number and division.STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS STEP ONE . STEP THREE .Complete the forms to start the case and have them notarized 1) FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED IN BLACK INK AND MOST MUST BE NOTARIZED.910(a) . Form 12.Affidavit of Corroborating Witness. STEP TWO – Make copies After you have completed the forms and have signed and notarized them. if you make $50.901(b)(3) D) Financial Affidavit .Regular form. 2) Names must be written the same way on all documents (no full names on one document and initials on another).15 per page.Current Florida Driver’s license indicating you have been a Florida resident for at least the last 6 months or . from the Family Law Intake staff in room 101. Please bring a valid ID.(does not need to be notarized) C) Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. PACKET #24 – DIVORCE (12/2010) Page 4 of 7 .000/year E) Notice of Social Security Number.Short form.902(b). 3) Complete the following forms and notarize the ones with a notary signature line: A) Civil cover sheet .(does not need to be notarized) B) 12 Rules of Courtroom Civility . Form 12.000/year or less or . Form 12.

PACKET #24 – DIVORCE (12/2010) Page 5 of 7 . File this with the clerk. and a Default .922(b). 2) If no answer was filed and your spouse is not in the military.285).922(a). the final hearing will be set on the Judge’s contested docket.932. STEP SIX – Check for answer / default 1) Call the Clerk of the Circuit Court (276-8100 ext. Take the Nonmilitary Affidavit. 1) Complete and sign the Certificate of Compliance With Mandatory Disclosure. 4) If an answer was filed. STEP EIGHT – Mediation (only if your spouse files an answer denying any allegations or files a counterpetition) If your spouse filed an answer and disputes any of the allegations in your petition. the sheriff or process server should send you a form indicating the date and time he/she was served. You are not required to file them with the clerk.Form 12. Default. you and your spouse will need to go to mediation to see if the disputed issue(s) can be resolved. STEP FIVE – Obtain proof of service SUMMONS – When your spouse is served. A non-refundable fee is required (only cash. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Civil Process is located at 700 Twiggs Street on the 3rd floor (across the street from the main courthouse).932 . complete the following forms: Nonmilitary Affidavit . Motion for Default .no personal checks).Certificate of Compliance With Mandatory Disclosure. send a copy to your spouse.STEP FOUR – Notifying your spouse SUMMONS – Attach the Summons and the Process Service Memorandum to one complete copy of your documents and take them to the sheriff or process server in the county where your spouse is going to be served (where he/she lives or works). obtain a copy in Room 101 of the courthouse (if your spouse did not send you a copy) 5) If your spouse filed a counterpetition. STEP SEVEN – Mandatory Disclosure You have 45 days from the date the other party was served to send the other party all of the financial records required by the Mandatory Disclosure Rule (Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12. The documents you are required to give the other party are listed in Form 12. If your spouse does not contact the mediation department or the issue(s) cannot be resolved in mediation.912(b).Form 12. Your spouse will have 20 days after the date the sheriff or process server delivers the papers to file a written response (answer).903(d) – Answer to Counterpetition. File the original with the clerk. Motion for Default. cashier’s checks or money orders -. Form 12. 4358) 21 days after your spouse was served to see if your spouse filed an answer. 2) Make 2 copies of the documents you will be sending to the other party and 2 copies of the completed and signed Certificate of Compliance. Also indicate the date you are sending them and how you are delivering them (by mail. You are required to send copies of these documents to the other party. This fee will be waived if you have filed an Application for Civil Indigency and the clerk has marked that you are indigent. indicating which documents you are sending to the other party. One copy is for your records. and your proof of service to the clerk.Form 12. 3) Send 1 copy of the documents and 1 copy of the Certificate of Compliance to the other party. Call the Mediation and Diversion office at 813-272-5642 and ask them to schedule a mediation date. you have 20 days to file a written answer to the counterpetition. and keep a copy for your records. 3) If no answer was filed and your spouse is in the military STOP HERE and consult an attorney. 4) File the original Certificate of Compliance with the clerk (do not file copies of the documents you are sending to the other party). You can use Form 12. fax and mail. or hand-delivery).

3. Notice of Production from Non-Party. You should provide the judge with admissible evidence to support the claims in your petition and your statements in court.923 (not included).. You will be contacted by mail regarding a court date.A. Notice of Production from Non-Party/Subpoena – a request to someone who is not a party in the case (not your spouse) to provide copies of documents to you or to produce documents to be copied by you. Interrogatories – written questions you send to your spouse. PACKET #24 – DIVORCE (12/2010) Page 6 of 7 . 2. Contact the Case Management Unit (813-272-5173) to schedule the final hearing. 2. and their instructions. with the place. and 12. you may not be able to appeal the decision. you must arrange for this in advance and you must pay the court reporter’s fee. you will need to be prepared to present evidence to the judge which supports your position(s). Request for Production of Documents and Things – a written request that your spouse provide specified documents or things for you to copy or examine.930(a).350. Contact the judicial assistant (J. See Forms 12. and 12. Notice of Service of Standard Family Law Interrogatories. 4. for 3 possible hearing dates and times. and their instructions. 3. 6.) for the Judge to whom your case is assigned and ask the J.410.280 – 1. send a copy of the notice to your spouse’s attorney. Some discovery methods are: 1.A. See Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1. Gathering evidence is called “discovery. is on YOU. Call the J.” Discovery is governed by Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure 12. Subpoena for Production of Documents. Form 12.A. Standard Family Law Interrogatories for Original Proceedings. Complete a Notice of Hearing. COURT REPORTER? If you want a court reporter for the hearing. 2. Make 3 copies of the Notice of Hearing. or the burden of proof.931(a).280 – 12. 4. Give a copy of the Notice of Hearing to the J. date. Call the opposing attorney and ask which of those dates and times is best for him/her. File the original Notice of Hearing with the clerk.930(b). 8. Evidence must conform to the Rules of Evidence in Chapter 90 of the Florida Statutes to be admissible in court. Sign the Notice of Hearing and complete the Certificate of Service part of the notice which states the date you are filing the notice and how you are providing a copy to the opposing attorney. The duty of establishing the facts that you want to present to the court. See Forms 12. Depositions – taking someone’s testimony (a party or non-party) under oath before a court reporter.STEP NINE – Preparing your case / gathering evidence (if you and your spouse do not agree and your case is contested) If your spouse is contesting issues in your divorce. STEP TEN – Scheduling the final hearing IF YOUR SPOUSE DOES NOT HAVE AN ATTORNEY 1. 5. If there is no record of the hearing and the judge rules against you. IF YOUR SPOUSE IS REPRESENTED BY AN ATTORNEY 1. 7. and keep a copy of the notice for your records. and time of the hearing.A. Not all evidence can be considered by the judge. and tell her which date and time you have chosen.410 and Florida Rules of Civil Procedure 1.931(b).

Once the judge signs your divorce order. HOW TO DRESS . WHAT TO BRING 1) Your proof of residency 2) All evidence you want the court to consider in deciding your case. Not all evidence can be considered by the judge. Brandon. if one was filed) and be able to provide proof of any disputed facts by presenting evidence. exhibits (documents). Ruskin. The final judgment will contain all the details of your divorce and the court’s decision. Suite 110. FL 33563 Ruskin/Sun City – Southshore Regional Service Center Clerk of the Circuit Court. 301 N Michigan.STEP ELEVEN – The final hearing Normally the final hearing is when the divorce will be granted and all issues will be decided. Evidence must conform to the Rules of Evidence in Chapter 90 of the Florida Statutes to be admissible in court. the duty of establishing the facts that you want to present to the court is on YOU. address him or her as “Your Honor” or “Judge. Tampa. tank tops. the judge will make a decision and sign your divorce judgment. When you arrive for your hearing. and objects (things). Room 101. the bailiff will step out to bring the witness into the hearing room. If you do not go to the final hearing your case may be dismissed. Room 1071. or will incorporate your Marital Settlement Agreement. 800 E. your divorce will be final. if your case is contested 3) A stamped envelope addressed to your spouse. Evidence is proof presented at a hearing in the form of witnesses (people). 410 30th Street SE. FL 33590 PACKET #24 – DIVORCE (12/2010) Page 7 of 7 . Twiggs Street. however. if he/she will not be attending the hearing WHAT TO EXPECT The hearing will take place in a hearing room or a courtroom. The original order will go to the clerk’s office to be recorded in the public records. be prepared to discuss any issues covered in the petition (and the counterpetition. Once both sides have presented their evidence. let the bailiff know that you are present and ready. and will tell you where to sit and where to place your belongings as you enter the hearing room.Dress appropriately. No shorts. a copy will be given or mailed to you. Telling your story may not be enough to win your case. 311 Pauls Drive. You should provide the judge with admissible evidence to support the claims in your petition and your statements in court. Do not chew gum. You will not be in front of a jury. just the general magistrate or judge. When speaking to the magistrate or judge. or sandals. He or she will announce your case when it is time for your hearing. FL 33511 Plant City – Hillsborough County Office Building Clerk of the Circuit Court. Do not interrupt the magistrate or judge when he or she speaks. A bailiff will usually remain inside the room during your hearing. Plant City. If witnesses are called. and filed in your court file. Remember. At your hearing. YOU MAY FILE FORMS AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: George Edgecomb Courthouse – Main Location Clerk of the Circuit Court. FL 33602 Brandon – Brandon Regional Service Center Clerk of the Circuit Court. When the judge signs the final judgment.” Each court has at least one bailiff who is a deputy sheriff and is there to maintain order.

CIRCUITO JUDICIAL NÚMERO TRECE DIVISIÓN DE DERECHO DE FAMILIA

DISOLUCIÓN DE MATRIMONIO SIN HIJOS, SIN PROPIEDADES, DEUDAS O PENSION ALIMENTARIA A CÓNYUGE NOTIFICACIÓN PERSONAL
(Paquete #24)

USE ESTE PAQUETE SI: 1) ESTÁ CASADO/A Y BUSCA UN DIVORCIO, y 2) NI UN SOLO HIJO NACIÓ DE LA ESPOSA DURANTE EL MATRIMONIO (incluyendo hijo(s) que no sea/n del Esposo), o TODOS LOS HIJOS NACIDOS DURANTE EL MATRIMONIO SON MAYORES DE 18 Y NO SON DEPENDIENTES, y 3) USTED Y SU CÓNYUGE (individualmente o juntos) NO HAN COMPRADO NINGÚN ACTIVO (carro, casa, muebles) y NO HAN CONTRAÍDO NINGUNA DEUDA (balances en tarjeta de crédito, etc.) DESDE LA FECHA DEL MATRIMONIO, y NINGUNO DE USTEDES ESTÁ BUSCANDO PENSIÓN ALIMENTARIA DE CÓNYUGE (ALIMONY) y 4) SU CÓNYUGE NO ES COOPERADOR/A Y NO ESTÁ DISPUESTO/A COMPLETAR TODOS LOS FORMULARIOS NECESARIOS Y TOMAR UNA CLASE DE CRIANZA, y 5) SU CÓNYUGE VIVE EN FLORIDA o VIVE FUERA DEL ESTADO Y FLORIDA ES EL ÚLTIMO LUGAR DONDE USTED Y SU CÓNYUGE VIVIERON JUNTOS ANTES DE SEPARARSE.

El matrimonio es una relación legal. Un caso (demanda) debe ser radicado en la corte para su terminación. Si usted decide representarse a usted mismo (pro se) en su caso, usted debe estar consciente de que deberá seguir las mismas reglas establecidas para las personas representadas por abogados. El juez asignado para su caso no necesariamente tendrá que otorgarle lo que usted solicite en un formulario. Es posible que usted no pueda modificar el resultado del caso si no está de acuerdo con este. Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes sobre su caso usted debe consultar un abogado.

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Si no conoce a un abogado, puede comunicarse al Servicio de Remisión de Abogados (Lawyer Referral Service) al 221-7780. Si usted no tiene dinero para contratar a un abogado, puede solicitar asistencia a Bay Area Legal Services llamando al 232-1343. También puede solicitar información legal en el Centro de Información Legal (Legal Information Center) de la Corte George Edgecomb (llame al 864-2280 para horarios e información). Todas las instrucciones y formularios distribuidos por el Circuito Judicial Número Trece son provistas como un servicio público para las personas que buscan representarse a sí mismas en la corte sin la asistencia de un abogado. Estos documentos son solamente una guía y ayuda para los casos de los litigantes pro se (que se representan a sí mismos). El Circuito Judicial Número Trece no le garantiza que las instrucciones o las formas resultarán en el desenlace deseado para las partes ni que un juez en particular seguirá los procedimientos textualmente o que aceptará cada uno o la totalidad de los formularios tal y como fueron escritos. Cualquier persona que utilice estas instrucciones y/o formularios, lo hace bajo su propio riesgo y el Circuito Judicial Número Trece no se hará responsable por pérdidas ocasionadas a persona alguna que use estas instrucciones y/o formularios. En ningún caso la Corte Suprema de la Florida, la Barra de Florida (Florida Bar), o cualquiera que contribuya a la creación de estos formularios, comentarios, instrucciones y apéndices será responsable por el daño directo, indirecto o consecuencial que su uso pueda causar. FORMULARIOS CONTENIDOS EN ESTE PAQUETE Información General para Personas que se representan a sí mismas 12 Reglas de Civismo en la Corte Declaración de que no se es Abogado Carátula para Demandas Civiles Demanda de Disolución de Matrimonio Affidávit Financiero Formulario Corto

NÚMERO DE FORMULARIO Apéndice C

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12 Reglas 12.900(a) 12.928 12.901(b)(3) 12.902(b)

Necesarias para iniciar un proceso Necesaria si una persona que no es abogado le ayuda con los formularios Necesaria para iniciar un proceso Necesaria para iniciar un proceso Necesario si sus ingresos son inferiores a $50,000/año

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Affidávit Financiero Formulario Largo Affidávit de Testigo Corroborante

12.902(c) 12.902(i)

Necesario si sus ingresos son superiores a $50,000/Año Necesario si usted no puede comprobar su residencia en Florida con una licencia de conducir vigente, Identificación de Florida (Florida ID) vigente, o Tarjeta de Votación vigente (Voter ID )- no puede ser firmado antes de la fecha de radicación de su caso. Necesario para iniciar un proceso Necesaria para iniciar un proceso Necesario para iniciar un proceso Necesario a menos que ambas partes expresen de mutuo acuerdo y por escrito, que renuncian a la Revelación Obligatoria Utilizar si usted tiene un proceso diferente que implique a su cónyuge en este caso. Utilizar únicamente si la contraparte NO es militar y no radica una respuesta a la demanda Usar si no se ha radicado una respuesta dentro de los 20 días siguientes a la notificación Usar si no se ha radicado una respuesta dentro de los 20 días siguientes a la notificación Lista de Tarifas para Casos relacionados con derecho de familia.

Notificación del Número de Seguro Social Citación: Notificación Personal a un Individuo Memorando de Notificación del Proceso Certificado de Cumplimiento de la Revelación Obligatoria

12.902(j) 12.910(a) 12.910(b) 12.932

Notificación de Caso Relacionado Affidávit de no ser Militar

NRC

12.912(b)

Moción de Incomparecencia (Motion for Default) Incomparecencia (Default)

12.922(a)

12.922(b)

Lista de Tarifas para Casos de Cargos Derecho de Familia

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Complete los formularios para iniciar el proceso y adelante trámite notarial 1. Por favor lleve una identificación válida.902(c).902(b). Formulario 12. 2.Licencia de Conducir vigente que indique que usted ha sido un residente de Florida por lo menos durante los últimos 6 meses ó . Los nombres deben ser escritos de la misma manera en todos los documentos (no nombres completos en una forma y las iniciales en otra).Oficina de Estadísticas Vitales DH513 (Office of Vital Statistics) DH513 Este formulario debe completarse para radicar en la Oficina de Estadísticas Vitales (Office of Vital Statistics) INSTRUCCIONES PASO A PASO PRIMER PASO .Identificación de Florida (Florida ID) vigente que indique que usted ha sido un residente de Florida por lo menos durante los últimos 6 meses ó PAQUETE #24 .000/año ó -Formulario Largo. Formulario 12. La oficina del escribano (clerk’s office) adelantará el trámite notarial por una tarifa (ver la lista de cargos anexa).901(b)(3) D) Affidávit Financiero: -Formulario Corto. Formulario 12.000/año E) Notificación del Número de Seguro Social.902(j) F) Prueba de haber sido residente de Florida durante los 6 meses anteriores como mínimo . Formulario 12. Necesario si sus ingresos son iguales o inferiores a $50. 3. LOS FORMULARIOS DEBEN SER COMPLETADOS Y FIRMADOS EN TINTA NEGRA Y LA MAYORÍA DEBEN SURTIR TRÁMITE NOTARIAL. Completar los siguientes formularios y adelantar trámite notarial en aquellos que provean una linea para la firma del notario: A) Carátula para Demandas Civiles (no requiere trámite notarial) B) 12 Reglas de Civismo en la Corte (el trámite notarial no es necesario) C) Demanda de Disolución de Matrimonio.DIVORCIO (05/2010) Página 4 de 9 .Affidávit de Testigo Corroborante. Necesario si sus ingresos son superiores a $50. Formulario 12. ó .902(i) (no puede ser firmada antes de la fecha de radicación de su caso).

(debe ser firmada por el escribano (clerk) no por usted) H) Memorando de Notificación del Proceso. También puede pagar $0. en la oficina 101 (Family Law Intake). Le cobrarán por este paso. haga dos copias de todo lo que haya firmado (una es para su archivo) y una copia de su licencia de conducir. QUINTO PASO . CONDADO DE HILLSBOROUGH: el Hillsborough County Sheriff Civil Process está localizado en 700 Twiggs Street. El escribano (clerk) asignará un número de caso y división.Notificar a su cónyuge CITACIÓN: Anexar la Citación y el Memorando de Notificación del Proceso a una de la copias completa de los documentos y llevarlos al sheriff o a la persona encargada de la notificación de los procesos (process server) en el condado donde su cónyuge va a ser notificado (lugar donde el/ella vive o trabaja). tercer piso (al frente del edificio principal de la corte).Tarjeta de Votación vigente ( Voter ID ) que indique que usted ha sido un residente de Florida por lo menos durante los últimos 6 meses G) Citación.Obtener Prueba de la Notificación CITACIÓN: una vez que su cónyuge haya sido notificado. CUARTO PASO . en el sexto piso del la Corte George Edgecomb. Formulario 12. el sheriff o quien haya surtido la notificación de los procesos debe enviarle un recibo indicando la fecha y la hora de la notificación.910(b) . cheque de cajero o money orders---no se aceptan cheques personales).910(a) .. TERCER PASO . Se requiere el pago del un cargo que no será devuelto (únicamente efectivo. 2) Citación: el escribano le firmará la citación y se la entregará.(no requiere trámite notarial) I) Notificación de Caso Relacionado (utilizar si usted tiene otro caso diferente que involucre a su cónyuge) J) Formulario DH513 de la Oficina de Estadísticas Vitales a ser radicado con el escribano (clerk). Las copias pueden ser obtenidas por una tarifa en el Centro de Negocios de la Corte (Court Business Center). Radicar este recibo en la oficina del escribano (clerk). Su cónyuge tendrá 20 días para radicar la respuesta escrita (respuesta) contados a partir de la fecha en que el sheriff o quien surta la notificación de los procesos entregue los documentos.Hacer las Copias Después de completar las formas. SEGUNDO PASO . antes de radicar su caso.15 por página.Radicar su Caso 1) Lleve el juego original completo y firmado a la oficina del escribano (clerk) en el 1er piso de la corte principal y pague los cargos. PAQUETE #24 .DIVORCIO (05/2010) Página 5 de 9 . Este cargo será renunciado si usted ha radicado una Solicitud de Indigencia Civil (Application for Civil Indigency) y el escribano (clerk) lo ha marcado como indigente. firmarlas y completar el trámite notarial. Formulario 12.

Formulario 12. indicando qué documentos le está enviado a la contraparte.912(b). y la Incomparecencia junto con su evidencia de Citación al escribano (clerk).Certificado de Cumplimiento de la Revelación Obligatoria (Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure).932. 4) Radique el original del Certificado de Cumplimiento con el escribano (clerk).Formulario 12. PAQUETE #24 . Radique el original con el escribano (clerk). 4) Si una respuesta fue radicada. envíe una copia a su cónyuge. o entrega personal). Formulario 12.Mandatory Disclosure Rule . completo y firmado.922(b). 3) Envíe una copia de los documentos y una copia del Certificado de Cumplimiento a su cónyuge.DIVORCIO (05/2010) Página 6 de 9 .903(d) .Formulario 12. obtenga una copia en la Oficina 101 de la corte (si su cónyuge no le envió una copia). Si su cónyuge no se pone en contacto con el departamento de mediación o las diferencias no pueden ser resueltas en mediación. 2) Si su cónyuge no radicó una respuesta y su cónyuge no está en el servicio militar. usted tiene 20 días para radicar una respuesta escrita a la contrademanda.Revisar la Respuesta 1) Llame a la oficina del escribano de la Corte del Circuito (Clerk of the Circuit Court) al (276-8100 ext. Una copia es para su archivo personal.285). la Moción por Incomparecencia. Puede utilizar el Formulario 12. 2) Haga dos copias de los documentos que enviará a su cónyuge 2 copias del Certificado de Cumplimiento.Mediación (solamente si su cónyuge ha radicado una contestación negando cualquiera de sus alegaciones o ha radicado una contrademanda) Si su cónyuge ha radicado una contestación y disputa cualquiera de las alegaciones contenidas en su petición.922(a). Usted debe enviar copia de estos documentos a su cónyuge. OCTAVO PASO . Llame a la Oficina de Mediation and Diversion al 813-272-5642 y solicíteles que fijen una fecha para la mediación. No está obligado a radicarlos en la corte. DETÉNGASE y consulte con un abogado. 4358) 21 días después de que su cónyuge haya sido notificado para verificar si él o ella radicó una respuesta. y guarde una copia para su archivo personal. También indique la fecha en que los está enviando y la forma de envío (por correo.(Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.932 . usted y su cónyuge deberán atender una mediación para ver si pueden resolver alguna o algunas de las discrepancias.SEXTO PASO .Respuesta a la Contrademanda (Answer to Counterpetition). 3) Si no se radicó una respuesta y su cónyuge está en el servicio militar. Lleve el Affidávit de no ser Militar. 1) Complete y firme el Certificado de Cumplimiento de la Revelación Obligatoria. Moción por Incomparecencia . 5) Si su cónyuge radicó una contrademanda (counterpetition). y una Incomparecencia . La lista de los documentos que está obligado a enviar se encuentra en el Formulario 12. fax y correo.Revelación Obligatoria Usted tiene 45 días contados a partir de la fecha en que su cónyuge haya sido notificado para enviarle a él o ella todos los documentos financieros requeridos por la Regla de Revelación Obligatoria . complete los siguientes formularios: Affidávit de no ser Militar . la audiencia final se incluirá en el grupo de expedientes impugnados del juez. SÉPTIMO PASO .

931 (b).) para averiguar a que Juez le correspondió su caso y solicite 3 posibles fechas y horas para la audiencia. DÉCIMO PASO . Notice of Production from Non-Party.280 . Notice of Service of Standard Family Law Interrogatories. Standards Family Law Interrogatories for Original Proceedings. 2.930(b).A. o la carga de la prueba. Usted es responsable de presentarle al juez evidencia admisible para apoyar las solicitudes de su demanda y sus afirmaciones en corte. Contacte a la oficina de Case Management Unit (813-272-5173) para programar la audiencia final. Si su cónyuge está cuestionando su caso. Interrogatorios . Complete una Notificación de Audiencia.A.930 (a).410.12. recae en USTED. Contacte al Asistente Judicial (J..Preparar su caso / reunir la evidencia (si usted y su cónyuge no llegan a un acuerdo y su caso es cuestionado).es la solicitud a alguien que no es parte del proceso (no su cónyuge) para que le entregue copias de los documentos o para que le preste los documentos para que usted los copie. y sus instrucciones. 1.NOVENO PASO . rigen el proceso de descubrimiento. Formulario 12. Ver formularios 12. 3. Le contactarán por correo en relación con la fecha de la audiencia. Notificación de Producción a un tercero / Comparendo (Notice of Production from NonParty/Subpoena) . 2. y sus instrucciones. y 12.tomar el testimonio de alguien (parte o no parte) bajo juramento ante un reportero de la corte. Llame al Asistente Judicial (J.Preguntas escritas que se envían a su cónyuge. 4. 3. Vea formularios 12. y 12.931(a). usted deberá estar preparado para presentar al juez evidencia que apoye su posición. Las reglas de procedimiento.410 y las Florida Rules of Civil Procedure 1.Programar la audiencia final SI SU CÓNYUGE NO TIENE ABOGADO 1. No toda la evidencia va a ser considerada por el juez. Subpoena for Production of Documents. Llame al abogado de su cónyuge y pregúntele cual de las 3 fechas y hora le conviene mas a él o ella. La evidencia debe estar acorde con las Reglas de Evidencia en el Capítulo 90 de los Estatutos de la Florida. SI SU CÓNYUGE ESTÁ REPRESENTADO POR UN ABOGADO 1.) e infórmele qué fecha y hora escogió. Algunos métodos de descubrimiento son: 1. Testimonio . 4. El proceso de reunir la evidencia se llama descubrimiento Discovery. El deber de establecer los hechos que quiere presentar en la corte. 2.280 .es una solicitud escrita para que su cónyuge le entregue documentos específicos o cosas para copiar o examinar. Solicitud para la Producción de Documentos y Cosas (Request for Production of Documents and Things) . fecha y hora de la audiencia. PAQUETE #24 .1. con el lugar.350. Ver Florida Rule of Civil Procedure. Florida Family Rules of Procedure 12.DIVORCIO (05/2010) Página 7 de 9 .923 (no incluida).

UNDÉCIMO PASO . y guarde una copia para su archivo personal. Por lo general un alguacil permanecerá dentro de la sala durante su audiencia. El o ella anunciará su caso cuando llegue el momento de su audiencia y le informará donde sentarse y en donde acomodar sus pertenencias cuando entre a la sala de audiencias.DIVORCIO (05/2010) Página 8 de 9 .Vístase apropiadamente. documentos (papeles). si el/ella no va a asistir a la audiencia QUÉ ESPERAR La audiencia tendrá lugar en una sala de audiencia o sala de la corte. Cada corte tiene por lo menos un alguacil que es un ayudante de sheriff y se encuentra allí para mantener el orden. esté preparado para discutir cualquiera de los asuntos de que trate la petición (y contrademanda si se presentó alguna) y esté listo para presentar pruebas de cualquiera de los hechos controvertidos por medio de evidencias. envíe una copia al abogado de su cónyuge. Radique el original del la Notificación de Audiencia con el escribano (clerk) 8. llámelo/a “Honorable” (“Your Honor”) o “Juez” (“Judge”). Firme la Notificación de Audiencia y complete la parte del Certificado de Notificación que establece la fecha en la que está radicando la notificación y la manera como le va a proveer una copia al abogado de su cónyuge. CÓMO VESTIRSE . Evidencias son pruebas presentadas durante una audiencia bajo la forma de testigos (personas). camisetas sin mangas (tank tops) o sandalias.A. Entregue una copia de la notificación al Asistente Judicial (J. u objetos (cosas). Las evidencias deben PAQUETE #24 . Cuando se dirija al magistrado general o juez.5. 7. dirigido a su cónyuge.). si su caso es cuestionado 3) Un sobre estampillado. El juez no tiene que tener en cuenta todas las evidencias. Si se llaman testigos. Si usted no acude a la audiencia final su caso puede ser desestimado. QUÉ TRAER 1) Prueba de residencia 2) Toda la evidencia que usted quiere que la corte tenga en cuenta.La audiencia final Normalmente en la audiencia final es cuando se otorgará el divorcio y se decidirán todos los asuntos. Si no hay registro de la audiencia y el juez falla en contra suya es posible que usted no pueda apelar la decisión. para la decisión de su caso. solamente frente a un magistrado general o juez. Cuando usted llegue para la audiencia deje que el alguacil sepa que usted está presente y listo. Haga 3 copias de la Notificación de Audiencia. No mastique chicle. No interrumpa al magistrado general o juez cuando el o ella hable. 6. No use pantalones cortos (shorts). Durante su audiencia. Usted no estará frente a un jurado. usted debe hacer los arreglos pertinentes con anterioridad y pagar a la corte los honorarios del reportero. el alguacil saldrá a traerlos a la sala de audiencia. REPORTERO DE LA CORTE? Si desea contar con un reportero de la corte durante la audiencia.

FL 33511 Plant City .Main Location Clerk of the Circuit Court. Cuando el juez firme la sentencia final. Michigan.DIVORCIO (05/2010) Página 9 de 9 . Suite 110. Plant City. FL 33563 Ruskin/Sun City . el juez tomará una decisión y firmará su divorcio. Recuerde que USTED tiene el deber de establecer los hechos que quiere presentar ante la corte. FL 33602 Brandon . Contar su historia. 800 E.Southshore Regional Service Center Clerk of the Circuit Court. su divorcio será definitivo. Tampa. 311 Pauls Drive.conformarse a las Reglas de Evidencia del Capítulo 90 de las Leyes de Florida para ser admisibles en corte. Brandon. Usted debe presentarle al juez evidencia admisible como soporte de las reclamaciones en su petición y de sus afirmaciones en la corte. simplemente.Brandon Regional Service Center Clerk of the Circuit Court. FL 33590 PAQUETE #24 . Room 101. USTED PUEDE ENTREGAR FORMULARIOS EN LAS SIGUIENTES LOCALIDADES: George Edgecomb Courthouse . Room 1071. puede no ser suficiente para ganar su caso. Una vez que ambas partes han presentado su evidencia. En cuanto el juez firme su sentencia de divorcio usted recibirá una copia personalmente o por correo. La decisión final contendrá todos los detalles de su divorcio y la decisión de la corte o incorporará su acuerdo marital. 410 30th Street SE. Ruskin. El original irá a la oficina del escribano (clerk’ s office) para ser incluido en los archivos públicos y archivado en su expediente judicial.Hillsborough County Office Building Clerk of the Circuit Court. Twiggs Street. 301 N.

1(b) of the Rules Regulating  the Florida Bar—Stepparent Adoption Forms. The Florida Statutes. 2d 900 (Fla. its participants. COMMENTARY. Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. 2d  202 (Fla. the instructions contained in the  appendices were incorporated into the forms. these instructions may not apply. Rules Regulating the Florida  Bar—Approval of Forms.   You may want to look at other books for more help. when needed. and other legal information or books may be found at the  public library or in a law library at your county courthouse or a law school in your area. they are not all inclusive and additional forms.  Most of this information is not repeated in the attached forms. Throughout these  instructions.FAMILY LAW FORMS.  Also.    Although the forms are part of these rules.  Additionally. 613 So. Florida Family Law Rules of  Procedure. of an attorney who is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar. AND INSTRUCTIONS  GENERAL INFORMATION FOR SELF­REPRESENTED LITIGANTS   (12/10)  You should read this General Information thoroughly before taking any other steps to file your case or  represent yourself in court.   To help the many people in family law court cases who do not have attorneys  to represent them (pro se litigants).    General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants (12/10)  .   It should be useful whether you want to represent yourself in a pending matter or have a better  understanding of the way family court works. 667 So.    If the word(s) is printed in bold.    The forms were adopted by the Court pursuant to Family Law Rules of Procedure. 581 So.    These instructions are not the only place that you can get information about how a family case works.  This  information should provide you with an overview of the court system. you will also find words printed in bold and underlined. 1991). the appendices were eliminated. 1992). the Florida Supreme Court added these simplified forms and  directions to the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. 1995).      1997 Amendment.  This means that the definitions of  these words may be found in the glossary of common family law terms at the end of this general  information section.  In 1997. and the introduction following the Notice to Parties was  created.  This is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from  an attorney.  If you are filing a  petition for Name Change and/or Adoption. the Florida Family Law Forms were completely revised to simplify  and correct the forms.  Minor changes were also made to the Notice to Parties set forth below. this means that the word is being emphasized. The directions refer to the Florida Family Law  Rules of Procedure or the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. and its processes. should be taken from the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure as provided in Florida Family Law  Rules of Procedure. In re Petition for Approval of Forms Pursuant to Rule 10‐1.    Commentary      1995 Adoption. and an attorney may advise you of  what is best for you in your individual situation. Many of the forms were adapted from the  forms accompanying the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. the following notice has been included to strongly encourage individuals to  seek the advice.  Each case has its own particular set of circumstances.  Practitioners should refer to the committee  notes for those forms for rule history. 2d 902 (Fla. as  necessary.

 a copy must be given to (served on) the respondent. the use of the forms. indirect.S.  Delivering the petition to the clerk’s office is called filing a case. you should call the legal aid  office in your area. you should not try to speak with or  write to the judge in your case unless the other party is present or has been properly notified.    Service.    In no event will the Florida Supreme Court.  The respondent remains the respondent throughout the case. or other pleading.  A filing fee is usually required. The Florida Bar. instructions.    FAMILY LAW PROCEDURES    Communication with the court    Ex parte communication is communication with the judge with only  one party present. the other party must be “served”  with a copy of the document. motion. service by  General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants (12/10)  .  or your legal rights. you must ask for a hearing and give notice to the other  party or file a written statement in the court file and send a copy of the written statement to the  other party.   When one party files a petition.     Once a case has been filed.  This means that the other party is given proper notice of the pending  action(s) and any scheduled hearings. commentary. it is strongly recommended that you talk to an attorney. or consequential damages resulting  from their use.  However. Judges are not allowed to engage in ex parte communication except in very limited  circumstances.  A petition is a written request to the court for  some type of legal action.NOTICE TO PARTIES WHO ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY AN ATTORNEY WHO IS A  MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF THE FLORIDA BAR  If you have questions or concerns about these forms. absent specific authorization to the contrary.    Filing a case.  Personal service of the petition and summons on the respondent  by a deputy sheriff or private process server is required in all original petitions and supplemental  petitions. unless constructive service is permitted by law.   A case begins with the filing of a petition. whose office is usually located in the county  courthouse or a branch of the county courthouse.   You should be aware that changes may have taken place in the law or court rules that would affect  the accuracy of the forms or instructions.  Personal service may also be required in  other actions by some judges.    Because the law does change.  A case number is assigned and an official court file is  opened. the forms and information about them may have become outdated.  If you do not know an  attorney.  If you  have something you need to tell the judge. mail or hand delivery. or anyone contributing to the production  of these forms or instructions be liable for any direct.  After initial service of the original or supplemental petition and summons  by a deputy sheriff or private process server.  The person who originally asks for legal action is called the petitioner and  remains the petitioner throughout the case.    A petition is given to the clerk of the circuit court. because he or she is  expected to respond to the petition. so. service of most motions and other documents or papers  filed in the case generally may be made by regular U. you should call the lawyer referral service listed in the yellow pages of the telephone book  under “Attorney.  The person against  whom the original legal action is being requested is called the respondent.”  If you do not have the money to hire an attorney.

    Other than the initial original or supplemental petitions. the other party has 20 days to file a  response. the court may only grant limited relief.  If proper service is not obtained.  Failure to make this required  disclosure within the time required by the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure may allow the court to  dismiss the case or to refuse to consider the pleadings of the party failing to comply. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. the other party must provide you with copies of everything that he or she files.    Answer and Counterpetition.913(b). except for original or supplemental petitions. contempt proceedings.  enforcement proceedings. even if the other party will not  cooperate. the law regarding  constructive service and service on an individual in the military service is very complex and you may  wish to consult an attorney regarding these issues.932.  For more information on  constructive service.certified mail is required at other times so you have proof that the other party actually received the  papers.  For more information. and either admit or deny the allegations in the respondent’s counterpetition. the  respondent may also file a counterpetition. the petitioner may file a Motion for Default.  After being served. see the instructions for  Certificate of Service (General).  For more information.  Service of  additional documents is usually completed by U.    Mandatory disclosure. the respondent may request the same  or some other relief or action not requested by the petitioner.080(c). other than granting a divorce.    Default.. the respondent has 20 days to file an answer  admitting or denying each of the allegations contained in the petition. and Affidavit of Diligent Search and Inquiry.  However. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. Florida  Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.  The instructions to those forms should be read carefully  to ensure that you have the other party properly served..    Forms for service of process are included in the Florida Family Law Forms.  additional steps for service may be required.285.  the petitioner should then file an Answer to Counterpetition.  Rule 12.  If the respondent files a counterpetition. except adoptions. along with more detailed  instructions and information regarding service. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. the court  cannot hear your case.. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family  Law Form 12. if the other party is in the military service of the United States. lists the documents that must be given to the other party. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. anytime you file additional pleadings or  motions in your case.  For more  information see rule 12. and proceedings for injunctions for domestic or  repeat violence. The Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure.S.. Florida Supreme Court Approved  Family Law Form 12. see Notice of Action for Dissolution of Marriage. which must be personally served on the  respondent. with the clerk.  In a counterpetition.902(b) or (c). Florida Family Law Rules of  Procedure Form 12.  This means that you may proceed  with your case and set a final hearing. and a judge will make a decision.. mail.  In addition to an answer.  If  the other party is represented by an attorney. you should serve the attorney and send a copy to the  other party. you must provide a copy to the other party and include a certificate of service.  See. for example. and the instructions to the  General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants (12/10)  . Memorandum for Certificate of Military  Service. if constructive service is  used.912(a).285. Florida Family Law Rules of  Procedure Form 12. simplified dissolutions of marriage.  In sum.903(d).  If a response to a petition is not filed. and file a Family Law Financial  Affidavit.922(a). requires each party in a  dissolution of marriage to exchange certain information and documents.  After being served with a petition or counterpetition. see rule 12. you may be able to use constructive service. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.   Likewise.    Note:   If you absolutely do not know where the other party to your case lives or if the other party  resides in another state.  This requirement  also must be met in other family law cases.913(a).  Additionally.914.  The instructions with each form will advise you of the type of service required for that form.. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.

  If so. (    ) This also shows an area where you must make a choice.    These  tell  you  what  to  put  in  the  blank(s).  you  will  find  hints  such  as  those  above.    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE                (1)                                       JUDICIAL CIRCUIT..  Type or print it here. the court must establish  a Parenting Plan .  You should ask the clerk of court or family law intake staff if you need to bring one of these  forms with you to the hearing or trial. {date}.    {specify}. Parenting Plan. {city}. and the parties’ names.. case number.  These requirements vary depending on the type of  case and the procedures in your particular jurisdiction.    Next.995(b). you should type or print the heading. and trials on contested cases.995(a) or Safety‐Focused Parenting Plan.   If your case involves minor or dependent child(ren).  General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants (12/10)  . Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form  12.  For further information. {street}.  Before setting your case for final hearing  or trial. Check the  (    ) in front of the choice that applies to you or your case.  The Parenting Plan shall be developed and agreed to by the parents and approved by a court  .   Generally. you should refer to the  instructions for the type of form you are filing.  Respondent. or if the agreed Parenting Plan is not approved. health care.Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure. FLORIDA    Case No.  12.:                      (3)                                     Division:                         (4)                                                                (5)                                          . If the parents cannot agree. division. you must obtain a hearing or trial date so that the court may consider your request.    Setting a hearing or trial. a Parenting Plan shall be approved  or established by the court. including the circuit. or family law intake staff about the local procedure for setting a hearing or trial.  county. social. Sometimes you may check only one.  Petitioner. and physical.932. and leave the rest blank for the judge to  complete at your hearing or trial. certain requirements such as completing mandatory disclosure and filing certain papers and  having them served on the other party must be met. which the judge  may use. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form. and emotional well‐being. {state}. the court will have hearings on motions.  IN AND FOR                               (2)                        COUNTY.     one only]    [all that apply]  These show how many choices you should check.  and                                (6)                                           .  These family law forms contain orders and final judgments.    Below are explanations of symbols or parts of different family law forms. {name(s)}. while other times  you may check several choices.    Parenting Plan. {phone}  Throughout  these  forms.    Line 1  The clerk of court can tell you the number of your judicial circuit. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form  12.  You should  ask the clerk of court. The Parenting Plan shall contain a time‐sharing schedule and should address the  issues regarding the child(ren)’s education.  which you should attend. final hearings on  uncontested or default cases.

  You should completely  fill in all lines (1 & 3–7) except 2 with the requested information. and  you should type or print it here.  Line 3  If you are filing an initial petition or pleading. Zip:    (5)                Telephone Number:   (6)                Fax Number:     (7)      Some forms require that your signature be witnessed.      I  understand  that  I  am  swearing  or  affirming  under  oath  to  the  truthfulness  of  the  claims  made in this petition and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines  and/or imprisonment. if applicable.Line 2  Type or print your county name on line (2).          General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants (12/10)  .  must be signed in the presence of the notary public or deputy clerk.  For example.  You must sign the form in the presence of a  notary public or deputy clerk (employee of the clerk of the court’s office). the Clerk of the Court will assign a case number  after the case is filed. the signature line.  When signing the form.  The other party is the respondent because  he/she is responding to the petition.   Line 4  The clerk of the court can tell you the name of the division in which your case is being filed. State. or the juvenile division.    Line 5  Type or print the legal name of the person who originally filed the case on line 5.    Dated:                      (1)                                   (2)                Signature of Petitioner   Printed Name:     (3)                 Address:      (4)                City.  Line 6  Type or print the other party’s legal name on line 6.  This person is  the petitioner because he/she is the one who filed the original petition.  You should type or print this case number on all papers you file in this  case. you  must have a valid photo identification unless the notary knows you personally. the family division.  Line 2. your case may  be filed in the civil division.  Divisions vary from court to court.

 fill out this form.    This section should be completed by anyone who helps you fill out these forms but is not an attorney  who is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar.STATE OF FLORIDA  COUNTY OF              Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on                                by   . which means that he or she is not licensed to  practice law in Florida.  who is the petitioner.    In addition. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.                        NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK              [Print.    Line 1    The nonlawyer who helps you should type or print his or her name on line 1.  The disclosure is available as a family law form and  should be completed before the nonlawyer helps you.900 (a). helped {name}                     (6)  . or stamp commissioned name of notary or  clerk. {city}     {state}     (4)  .  This is to be sure that you understand the role  and limitations of a nonlawyer.  should be completed if a nonlawyer assists you.    IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM.  Lines 2–5  The nonlawyer’s address and telephone number should be typed or printed on lines 2– 5. You and the nonlawyer should keep a copy of this disclosure for your  records. HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: [fill in  all blanks]  I. located at {street}      (2)    . {phone}   (5)    . a Disclosure from Nonlawyer.  Line 6    Your name should be typed or printed on line 6.]           Personally known           Produced identification     Type of identification produced               DO NOT SIGN OR FILL IN THIS PART OF ANY FORM. type. {full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer}     a nonlawyer.  This section of the form is to be completed by the  notary public who is witnessing your signature.        General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants (12/10)  .

  Child Support ‐ money paid from one parent to the other for the benefit of their dependent or minor  child(ren).FAMILY LAW GLOSSARY OF COMMON TERMS AND DEFINITIONS    Note:  The following definitions are intended to be helpful. or retirement plans.  Central Governmental Depository ‐ the office of the clerk of court that is responsible for collecting and  disbursing court‐ordered alimony and child support payments. or ask your  local clerk of court or family law intake staff what services are available in your area.  You may consult the yellow pages  of the telephone directory for a listing of legal aid or lawyer referral services in your area.  and case files are maintained.  An attorney may file your case and represent you in court. a case number is assigned.  but that distinction is for the court to determine if you and your spouse do not agree.914 is the certificate of service form and contains additional  instructions. an  attorney may tell you what to expect and help prepare you for court.  Clerk of the Circuit Court ‐ elected official in whose office papers are filed.  Certified Copy ‐ a copy of an order or final judgment. life insurance policies. bank accounts.  Asset ‐ everything owned by you or your spouse.flcourts.  There are strict procedural  and time requirements for filing an appeal. businesses. legal assistance  is often available for those who are unable to hire a private attorney. to be held and paid to an enjoined party  in the event that the first party causes loss or damage of property as a result of wrongfully enjoining the  other party.  Florida Supreme  Court Approved Family Law Form 12.  jewelry.  An attorney is the only person who is  allowed to give you legal advice. furniture.org. like a public defender in a criminal case. cars.  Answer ‐ written response by a respondent that states whether he or she admits (agrees with) or denies  (disagrees with) the allegations in the petition. including property.  Attorney ‐ a person with special education and training in the field of law who is a member in good  standing of The Florida Bar and licensed to practice law in Florida. BUT they are not intended to constitute  legal advice or address every possible meaning of the term(s) contained in this glossary.  Bond ‐ money paid to the clerk of court by one party in a case.  Appeal ‐ asking a district court of appeal to review the decision in your case.  In addition to advising you of your rights.  Certificate of Service ‐ a document that must be filed whenever a form you are using does not contain a  statement  for you to fill in showing to whom you are sending copies of the form.  Certified Mail ‐ mail which requires the receiving party to sign as proof that they received it.  However.  General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants (12/10)  .  An asset may be marital or nonmarital. or just  advise you of your rights before you file your own case.    Affidavit ‐ a written statement in which the facts stated are sworn or affirmed to be true.  The clerk’s office usually is located in the county courthouse. certified by the clerk of the circuit court to be an  authentic copy.  Any allegations not specifically denied are considered to  be admitted.  You may also  obtain information from the Florida Supreme Court’s Internet site located at http://www.  The depository also keeps payment  records and files judgments if support is not paid. you are not  entitled to a court‐appointed lawyer.  In family law matters.

C.  1980. other than face‐to‐face contact. the other party must have been properly notified and have an opportunity to be heard. electronic mail or e‐mail.913(a). tax refund.  Dependent Child(ren) ‐ child(ren) who depend on their parent(s) for support either because they are  under the age of 18.  Constructive service is also called  “service by publication. video‐conferencing equipment and software or other  wired or wireless technologies. webcams. such as payments for lawsuits.  Ex Parte ‐ communication with the judge by only one party.913(b) and Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.  For more information on service. the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act.  Electronic Communication – Contact. a bonus. they have a mental or physical disability that prevents them from supporting  themselves.  Family Law Intake Staff ‐ a court’s employee(s) who is (are) available to assist you in filing a family law  case. and the  Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction enacted at the Hague on October 25. you should ask for a hearing or file information in the clerk of  court’s office.  Counterpetition ‐ a written request to the court for legal action.  Family law intake staff are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice. ss.  Contingent Liability ‐ a liability that you may owe later. with certification that a copy was sent to the other party. accrued  vacation or sick leave.  Default ‐ a failure of a party to respond to the pleading of another party. 42 U. see the instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure  Forms 12.  Delinquent ‐ late. response.Constructive Service ‐ notification of the other party by newspaper publication or posting of notice at  designated places when the other party cannot be located for personal service.  Dissolution of Marriage ‐ divorce.  You may also be able to  use constructive service when the other party lives in another state.  This failure to respond may  allow the court to decide the case without input from the party who did not appear or respond. or  debts that you have agreed or guaranteed to pay if someone else does not. facilitated by tools such as  telephones. which is usually located in the county  courthouse or a branch of the county courthouse. motion. or an inheritance.910(a) and 12. which is filed by a respondent after  being served with a petition.   Filing ‐ delivering a petition.  Contingent Asset ‐ an asset that you may receive or get later. such as income. the relief the Court may grant is  limited.S. the International Child  Abduction Remedies Act. when constructive service is used.  Custody Order – a judgment or order incorporating a Parenting Plan is a child custody determination for  the purposes of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act..  They may only assist you  with filling out the form(s). or they are in high school while between the ages of 18 and 19 and are performing in good  faith with reasonable expectation of graduation before the age of 19.”  However.  In order for a judge to speak with either  party. a court action to end a marriage.  General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants (12/10)  .  If you  have something you wish to tell the judge. or other means of communication to supplement fact‐to face contact  between a parent and that parent’s minor child.  Contested Issues ‐ any or all issues upon which the parties are unable to agree and which must be  resolved by the judge at a hearing or trial. or other pleading in a court case to the clerk of court’s  office.  Deputy Clerk ‐ an employee of the office of the clerk of court.  Enjoined ‐ prohibited by the court from doing a specific act. Your local clerk’s office can tell you if your county has such assistance  available. unpaid taxes. 11601 et seq.

  Health Insurance‐coverage under a fee‐for‐service arrangement.285.  Liabilities ‐ everything owed by you or your spouse.  Judge ‐ an elected official who is responsible for deciding matters on which you and the other parties in  your case are unable to agree. or car loans.  No Contact ‐ a  court order directing a party not speak to.  Judicial Assistant ‐ the judge’s personal staff assistant.  General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants (12/10)  . recommendations. but that distinction is for the court to determine if you and your  spouse do not agree.  The guardian may interview the parties. often a single payment.  Lump Sum Alimony ‐ money ordered to be paid by one spouse to another in a limited number of  payments.  For example. expenses. something you owned before your marriage may be  nonmarital. child(ren). equitable.  If you  cannot afford to pay the fee. set by law.  In  some areas.  Guardians do not “work for” either party. visit. and legal.  visit the child(ren)’s school(s) and speak with teachers. or use other resources to make their  recommendation. any debt that you and/or your spouse incurred during the marriage. and file a report with the court about what is in the best interests of your child(ren). including mortgages.  Marital Liability ‐ generally.  Marital Asset ‐ generally.  Mediators do not take either party’s side and are not allowed to give legal advice. or other assistance.  A judge is a neutral person who is responsible for ensuring that your case  is resolved in a manner which is fair. you must file an Application for Determination of Civil Indigent Status.  They are  only responsible for helping the parties reach an agreement and putting that agreement into writing. call. represented.  Mandatory Disclosure ‐ items that must be disclosed by both parties except those exempted from  disclosure by Florida Family Law Rule 12. send mail to. mediation of certain family law cases may be required before going to court. other than a petition. credit cards. or go near his or her  spouse.  Final Hearing ‐ trial in your case.  assets. anything that you and/or your spouse acquired or received (by gift or  purchase) during the marriage.  A  liability may be marital or nonmarital. to  ask the clerk to file your case without payment of the fee.  This form can be obtained from the clerk’s  office. or other family member. and other types of coverage available to either parent. or at a properly scheduled hearing. and may not talk to either  party unless both parties are present.  Financial Affidavit ‐ a sworn statement that contains information regarding your income.  A debt  may only be determined to be nonmarital by agreement of the parties or determination of the judge.  Hearing ‐ a legal proceeding before a judge or designated officer (general magistrate or hearing officer)  on a motion.  or preferred provider organization.Filing Fee ‐ an amount of money. that the petitioner must pay when filing a case.  Final Judgment ‐ a written document signed by a judge and recorded in the clerk of the circuit court’s  office that contains the judge’s decision in your case. ex‐spouse.  Modification ‐ a change made by the court in an order or final judgment.  Motion ‐ a request made to the court. visit their homes.  A judge is prohibited by law from giving you  or the other party any legal advice. and liabilities.  Mediator ‐ a person who is trained and certified to assist parties in reaching an agreement before going  to court.  An asset may only be determined to be marital by agreement of the parties or  determination of the judge. health care maintenance organization. under which  medical services could be provided to a minor or dependent child.  Guardian ad Litem ‐ a neutral person who may be appointed by the court to evaluate or investigate your  child’s situation.

 such as child support or alimony. whichever occurs first.   Nonmarital Asset ‐ generally.  Order ‐ a written decision signed by a judge and filed in the clerk of the circuit court’s office. and emotional well‐being.  Nonparty ‐ a person who is not the petitioner or respondent in a court case. the  child(ren)’s education. and other  factors must be taken into consideration.  Payor ‐ an employer or other person who provides income to an obligor. the death of either party. which begins a court case. a parenting plan will be  established by the court with  or without the use of parenting plan recommendations.Nonlawyer ‐ a person who is not a member in good standing of The Florida Bar. or Florida Family Law Rule of  Procedure 12.  Personal Service ‐ when a summons and a copy of a petition (or other pleading) that has been filed with  the court are delivered by a deputy sheriff or private process server to the other party.  Petitioner ‐ the person who files a petition that begins a court case. such as child support or alimony.  Pro Se Coordinator ‐ see Family Law Intake Staff.  Paternity Action ‐ A lawsuit used to determine whether a designated individual is the father of a specific  child or children. any debt that you or your spouse incurred before your marriage or  since your separation.  Personal service  is required for all petitions and supplemental petitions. Florida Statutes.  Permanent Alimony ‐ spousal support ordered to be paid at a specified. domestic violence.  Obligee ‐ a person to whom money.  Pleading ‐ a formal written statement of exactly what a party wants the court to do in a lawsuit or court  action.401.363.  Parenting Plan – a document created to govern the relationship between the parents relating to the  decisions that must be made regarding the minor child(ren). but are not limited to.  A debt may only be determined to be nonmarital by either agreement of the  parties or determination of the judge. is owed. either as a petitioner or respondent.  The Parenting Plan must contain a time‐ sharing schedule for the parents and child(ren) and shall address the issues concerning the minor  child(ren). usually on a motion.  General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants (12/10)  . that  contains the judge’s decision on part of your case.  Petition ‐ a written request to the court for legal action. The issues concerning the minor child(ren) may include.  Nonmarital Liability ‐ generally. anything owned separately by you or your spouse.  Original Petition ‐ see Petition.  Parenting Plan Recommendation –  A nonbinding recommendation concerning one or more elements  of a parenting plan made by a court‐appointed mental health practitioner or other professional  designated pursuant to either section 61.  Party ‐ a person involved in a court case. or the remarriage of the Obligee.  The Parenting Plan must be developed and agreed to by the  parents and approved by the court. or if the parents  agreed to a plan that is not approved by the court.20 or 61.  Parenting Course ‐ a class that teaches parents how to help their child(ren) cope with divorce and other  family issues.  Pro Se Litigant ‐ a person who appears in court without the assistance of a lawyer. periodic rate until modified by a  court order.  If the parents cannot agree to a Parenting Plan.  Notary Public ‐ a person authorized to witness signatures on court related forms. social. including their  historic relationship.  An asset may only be  determined to be nonmarital by either agreement of the parties or determination of the judge.  In creating the Plan.  Obligor ‐ a person who is ordered by the court to pay money. health care. all  circumstances between the parents. physical.

  Trial ‐ the final hearing in a contested case. or if their agreed‐upon  schedule is not approved by the court. that a minor child or children will spend with each parent. a supplemental petition may be  used to request that the court modify the previously entered final judgment or order.080. or established by the court if the parents cannot agree.  Service ‐ the delivery of legal documents to a party.  General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants (12/10)  .  including overnights and holidays. family member. according to a rehabilitative plan  accepted by the court. with or without rights of time‐sharing to the other parent.  This must be accomplished as directed by Florida  Family Law Rules 12.  Shared Parental Responsibility is presumptive in Florida.  Supplemental Petition ‐ a petition that may be filed by either party after the judge has made a decision  in a case and a final judgment or order has been entered. and the parents make major decisions affecting the welfare of the  child(ren) jointly.  Time‐Sharing Schedule – a timetable that must be included in the Parenting Plan that specifies the time.  Respondent ‐ the person who is served with a petition requesting some legal action against him or her.  Supervised Time‐Sharing‐ a parenting arrangement under which time‐sharing  between a parent and his  or her child(ren) is supervised by either a friend.  The time‐ sharing schedule shall either be developed and agreed to by the parents of a minor child or children and  i approved by the court.  For example.  Shared Parental Responsibility ‐ an arrangement under which both parents have full parental rights and  responsibilities for their child(ren).  Sole Parental Responsibility ‐ a parenting arrangement under which the responsibility for the minor  child(ren) is given to one parent by the court.070 and 12.  Uncontested ‐ any and all issues on which the parties are able to agree and which are part of a marital  settlement agreement. so that he or she may better support himself or herself.  Scientific Paternity Testing ‐ a medical test to determine who is the father of a child. or a supervised visitation center.Rehabilitative Alimony ‐ spousal support ordered to be paid for a limited period of time to allow one of  the parties an opportunity to complete a plan of education or training.

5. whether or not they are represented by attorneys. and _______________________________. do not interrupt anyone who is speaking. general masters and hearing officers.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. judicial assistants. including bailiffs. Do not make faces or gestures at the opposing party. Do not call or write to the judge. 1. 2. Be truthful in all statements that you make to the court. You will be given an opportunity to be heard by the court. judges. "Objection" and the court will allow you to state the nature of your objection. Speak directly to the judge or your attorney. IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. .: ___________________ Division ___________________ ________________________________. witnesses or the judge while in the courtroom. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FAMILY LAW DIVISION THE TWELVE RULES OF COURTROOM CIVILITY The judges. Respondent. clerks. Petitioner. The following guidelines are meant to assist you in meeting appropriate standards of conduct when you appear in court. general masters and hearing officers assigned to the Family Law Division in Hillsborough County expect that all litigants. False statements under oath constitute perjury which is a criminal offense. his or her attorney. As a general rule. documents and testimony can be read or heard by the judge only in the presence of both parties. court investigators. Other than to make appropriate objections. will conduct themselves in an appropriate fashion so that all parties will be afforded a fair opportunity to present their case. FLORIDA Case No. If you are representing yourself and you have an objection to something a witness says. not the opposing party or a witness. merely say. Treat all court personnel with respect. Be courteous. 4. 3.

12. or other witnesses testify. All documents should be pre-marked with a case number. blue jeans. your spouse or former spouse. Parking is limited and takes time. ties.6. 9. 8. name. Plan your time so you can park and be available at least fifteen (15) minutes before the hearing is scheduled to begin. the date and a space for the judge to admit the document into evidence. t-shirts and sneakers are not appropriate. __________________________________ Signature of Petitioner _____________ Date __________________________________ Signature of Respondent _____________ Date I have read and reviewed with my client his or her responsibilities as a litigant. Show your respect for the court by dressing appropriately and wearing clean clothes. 11. unless the court has so ordered. Bring at least four (4) copies of any documents that you intend to offer into evidence. __________________________________ Signature of Attorney _____________ Date . Be aware that witnesses you bring to court are not usually permitted to remain in the courtroom while you. I have read and acknowledge my responsibilities as a litigant. 10. Coats. Do not bring children to the courthouse (except in adoption cases). suits and dresses are welcome but not required. Do not bring any food or beverage into the courtroom and do not chew gum or eat candy in the courtroom. Shorts. The courthouse is located in a congested area. 7.

Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. The nonlawyer must complete this form and both of you are to sign it before the nonlawyer assists you in completing any Family Law Form. In addition.900(a). Disclosure From Nonlawyer (02/06) . The nonlawyer must keep copies for at least six years of all forms given to the person being assisted.INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE FORM 12. DISCLOSURE FROM NONLAWYER When should this form be used? This form must be used when anyone who is not a lawyer in good standing with The Florida Bar helps you complete any Florida Family Law Form. on any other form with which a nonlawyer helps you. Attorneys who are licensed to practice in other states but not Florida. disclaimer. Special notes… This disclosure form does NOT act as or constitute a waiver. or limitation of liability. This is to protect you and be sure that you are informed in advance of the nonlawyer’s limitations. What should I do next? A copy of this disclosure. or who have been disbarred or suspended from the practice of law in Florida. are nonlawyers for the purposes of the Florida Family Law Forms and instructions.900(a). the nonlawyer shall complete the nonlawyer section located at the bottom of the form unless otherwise specified in the instructions to the form. signed by both the nonlawyer and the person. must be given to the person and the nonlawyer must keep a copy in the person’s file.

which Dated: Signature of Party Signature of NONLAWYER Printed Name: Name of Business: Address: Telephone Number: Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Respondent. cannot tell me how to testify in court.1(b) of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar defines a paralegal as a person who works under the supervision of a member of The Florida Bar and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a member of The Florida Bar is responsible.900(a). If using a form approved by the . told me that he/she is a nonlawyer and may not give legal advice. . IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. {name} questions to fill in the blanks on the form and may also tell me how to file the form. information provided by me in writing into the blanks on the form. Disclosure From Nonlawyer (02/06) . {Name} informed me that he/she is not a paralegal and cannot call himself/herself a paralegal. [√ one only] ___ I can read English.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. DISCLOSURE FROM NONLAWYER {Name} . may ask me factual Supreme Court of Florida. told me that he/she may only type the factual {Name} . ___ I cannot read English. cannot tell me what my rights or remedies are.: Division: . Rule 10-2. and cannot represent me in court. but this disclosure was read to me [fill in both blanks] by in {language} {name} I understand. Petitioner. FLORIDA Case No. Only persons who meet the . {Name} may not help me fill in the form and may not complete the form for me. and . definition may call themselves paralegals. .

Place a check beside the appropriate case. other than simplified dissolution. If you check “Reopening Case. Type of Case. Motion for Civil Contempt/ Enforcement 3. select the most definitive. (C) Domestic Violence ‐ all matters relating to injunctions for protection against domestic violence pursuant to section 741. Enter the name of the court. Florida Statutes.30. the name of the judge assigned (if applicable). first. If the case fits more than one category. (A) Simplified Dissolution of Marriage‐ petitions for the termination of marriage pursuant to Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12. Florida Statutes. Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases (01/10) .928.928. middle initial) of the petitioner(s) and respondent(s).075. Definitions of the categories are provided below. III.Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. If you are simultaneously filing more than one type of proceeding against the same opposing party. Type of Action /Proceeding. Other – All reopening actions not involving modification/supplemental petitions or petition enforcement. Place a check beside the proceeding you are initiating. Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases (01/10) When should this form be used? The Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases and the information contained in it neither replace nor supplement the filing and service of pleadings or other documents as required by law.” indicate whether you are filing a modification or supplemental petition or an action for enforcement by placing a check beside the appropriate action/petition. The petitioner must file this cover sheet with the first pleading or motion filed to open or reopen a case in all domestic and juvenile cases. Case Style. 1. such as a modification and an enforcement proceeding. complete a separate cover sheet for each action being filed. II. Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Modification/Supplemental Petition 2.105. What should I do next? Follow these instructions for completing the form: I. This form should be typed or printed in black ink. and the name (last. the appropriate case number assigned at the time of filing of the original petition. This form shall be filed by the petitioner/party opening or reopening a case for the use of the clerk of the circuit court for the purpose of reporting judicial workload data pursuant to Florida Statutes section 25. (B) Dissolution of Marriage ‐ petitions for the termination of marriage pursuant to Chapter 61. (A) Initial Action/Petition (B) Reopening Case.

2597. (M) Name Change ‐ all matters relating to name change. Florida Statutes. delayed birth certificates pursuant to Florida Statutes section 382.07. Florida Statutes. Attorneys must include a Florida Bar number. Florida Statutes. Signature is Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.0195. (I) UIFSA‐ IV‐D ‐ all matters relating to Chapter 88. marital.2571.046. (Q) Shelter Petition – all matters relating to shelter petitions pursuant to Chapter 39.087. (T) CINS/FINS – all matters relating to children in need of services (and families in need of services) pursuant to Chapter 984.(D) Dating Violence ‐ all matters relating to injunctions for protection against dating violence pursuant to section 784. Florida Statutes. in which an application for assistance has been filed under Title IV‐D. or UIFSA. (J) UIFSA ‐ Non IV‐D ‐ all matters relating to Chapter 88. Florida Statutes. (R) Termination of Parental Rights Arising Out Of Chapter 39 – all matters relating to termination of parental rights pursuant to Chapter 39. Florida Statutes. (E) Repeat Violence ‐ all matters relating to injunctions for protection against repeat violence pursuant to section 784. Florida Statutes. (F) Sexual Violence ‐ all matters relating to injunctions for protection against sexual violence pursuant to section 784. (P) Petition for Dependency ‐ all matters relating to petitions for dependency.046. except for such matters relating to dissolution of marriage petitions (sections 409. Social Security Act. Florida Statutes). (K) Other Family Court ‐ all matters involving time‐sharing and/or parenting plans relating to minor child(ren). (H) Support‐Non IV‐D ‐ all matters relating to child or spousal support in which an application for assistance has not been filed under Title IV‐D. (L) Adoption Arising Out Of Chapter 63 ‐ all matters relating to adoption pursuant to Chapter 63. Florida Statutes. Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases (01/10) . Florida Statutes. (O) Juvenile Delinquency ‐ all matters relating to juvenile delinquency pursuant to Chapter 985. Print legibly the name of the person signing the Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases. Florida Statutes. excluding any matters arising out of Chapter 39. and 409. expedited affirmation of parental status pursuant to Florida Statutes section 742.2564. Florida Statutes. declaratory judgment actions related to premarital. in which an application for assistance has not been filed under Title IV‐D. Social Security Act. (G) Support ‐ IV‐D ‐ all matters relating to child or spousal support in which an application for assistance has been filed with the Department of Revenue. (S) Adoption Arising Out Of Chapter 39 – all matters relating to adoption pursuant to Chapter 39. Sign the Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases. pursuant to section 68. Florida Statutes. Child Support Enforcement under Title IV‐D. Insert the date the Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases is signed. Florida Statutes. paternity.16.928. termination of parental rights proceedings pursuant to Florida Statutes section 63. ATTORNEY OR PARTY SIGNATURE. 409. Social Security Act.046. Social Security Act. (N) Paternity/Disestablishment of Paternity – all matters relating to paternity pursuant to Chapter 742. post‐marital agreements. or other matters not included in the categories above. support unconnected with dissolution of marriage. Florida Statutes. annulment.

that person must give you a copy of Disclosure from Nonlawyer. you should read “General Information for Self-Represented Litigants” found at the beginning of these forms.928. Where can I look for more information? Before proceeding. see Rule 12. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Nonlawyer Remember. A nonlawyer helping you fill out these forms also must put his or her name.900(a).100. address. Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. before he or she helps you. For further information. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. If a nonlawyer helps you fill out these forms. Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases (01/10) .a certification that filer has provided accurate information on the Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases. and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of every form he or she helps you complete.

(A) ___ Initial Action/Petition (B) ___ Reopening Case 1. IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.: ________________ Judge: __________________ _____________________________ Petitioner and _____________________________ Respondent II.928. FLORIDA HILLSBOROU Case No. If you are reopening a case. choose one of the three options below it. (A) ___ Simplified Dissolution of Marriage (B) ___ Dissolution of Marriage (C) ___ Domestic Violence (D) ___ Dating Violence (E) ___ Repeat Violence (F) ___ Sexual Violence (G) ___ Support IV‐D (Department of Revenue. If the case fits more than one type of case. Child Support Enforcement) (I) ___ UIFSA IV‐D (Department of Revenue. ___ Motion for Civil Contempt/Enforcement 3. Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases (01/10) . Type of Case. Type of Action/Proceeding. Child Support Enforcement) (H) ___ Support Non‐IV‐D (not Department of Revenue. If you are simultaneously filing more than one type of proceeding against the same opposing party. Case Style IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. ___ Other III. Child Support Enforcement) (J) ___ UIFSA Non‐IV‐D (not Department of Revenue. complete a separate cover sheet for each action being filed. ___ Modification/Supplemental Petition 2. select the most definitive.Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases I. such as a modification and an enforcement proceeding. Child Support Enforcement) (K) ___ Other Family Court (L) ___ Adoption Arising Out Of Chapter 63 (M) ___ Name Change (N) ___ Paternity/Disestablishment of Paternity (O) ___ Juvenile Delinquency (P) ___ Petition for Dependency Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Place a check beside the proceeding you are initiating.

{phone}____________________. helped {name}__________________________. {city}_________________________. to the best of my knowledge.928.900(h) being filed with this Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases and initial pleading/petition? ___ No.900(h). Signature________________________________________ FL Bar No. HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: [fill in all blanks] I. who is the [choose one only] ___ petitioner or ___ respondent. {full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer}___________________________ .900(h). no related cases exist. ___ Yes.if attorney) ________________________________________ (Type or print name) ______________________ Date IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. be filed with the initial pleading/petition by the filing attorney or self‐ represented litigant in order to notify the court of related cases.: _____________________ Attorney or party (Bar number. a nonlawyer. all related cases are listed on Family Law Form 12.(Q) ___ Shelter Petition (R) ___ Termination of Parental Rights Arising Out Of Chapter 39 (S) ___ Adoption Arising Out Of Chapter 39 (T) ___ CINS/FINS IV. Is Form 12.545(d) requires that a Notice of Related Cases Form. Rule of Judicial Administration 2. fill out this form. Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases (01/10) . Family Law Form 12. whose address is {street}___________________________ . ATTORNEY OR PARTY SIGNATURE I CERTIFY that the information I have provided in this cover sheet is accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief. {state}______ .

  In sum. the  court may only grant limited relief. your spouse has not filed an answer. and Affidavit  of Diligent Search and Inquiry. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. additional steps for service may be required.  You may also be able to use constructive service if your spouse resides in  another state or country. Florida Family Law  Rules of Procedure Form 12.  After completing this form. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. Memorandum for Certificate of Military Service.    UNCONTESTED. or judicial assistant to set  a final hearing. you should use personal service. or other appropriate notice of hearing form.  If you absolutely do not know where he or she lives. you must properly notify your spouse of the petition. with the clerk of court.  See.913(a). the respondent has 20 days to answer after being served with your petition. see Notice of Action  for Dissolution of Marriage.  If the respondent files an answer that agrees with everything in your petition or an  answer and waiver.923. if you have  filed all of the required papers.922(a). you  may use constructive service.  Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. other than granting a divorce. you may file this form if all of the following are true:    • You have no marital assets or marital debts.912(a).  Then.901(b)(3).   Your case will then generally proceed in one of the following three ways:    DEFAULT.    If personal service is used..  You must notify your spouse of the hearing by using a Notice of Hearing (General).    What should I do next?   For your case to proceed. the law regarding constructive service and service on an individual in the  military service is very complex and you may wish to consult an attorney regarding these issues.. you may call the clerk.  If after 20 days.901(b)(3).INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12.  You and/or your spouse must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months  before filing for a dissolution in Florida.  However. if constructive service is used.  If you and your spouse agree on all issues and both can attend  the hearing.  However.  Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. you should sign the form  before a notary public or deputy clerk. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law  Form 12. Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with  No Dependent or Minor Child(ren) or Property (10/11)  .  You should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in  the county where you live and keep a copy for your records.  For more information on constructive service. and you have complied with mandatory disclosure and filed all of the required  Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Law Form 12.913(b). you may file a Motion for Default. family law intake staff. for  example.901(a).  • Neither you nor your spouse is seeking support (alimony).  If you know where he  or she lives.. you may want to file a petition for simplified dissolution of marriage.    This form should be typed or printed in black ink.  If your spouse is  in the military service of the United States. PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH NO DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN) OR PROPERTY(10/11)   When should this form be used?   This form may be used when a husband or wife is filing for a dissolution of marriage. and the husband  and wife have no marital assets and/or marital liabilities and they do not have any dependent children  nor is the wife is now pregnant..

 after you have complied  with mandatory disclosure and filed all of the required papers. see chapter 61.  You should contact the clerk.903(d). and the clerk will determine whether you are eligible to  have filing fees deferred. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. you must also file the following:    • Affidavit of Corroborating Witness.924.902(b) or (c).  (This  must be filed within 45 days of service of the petition on the respondent.  • Notice of Social Security Number.  For further information.. if not filed at the time of  the petition. harassment.    If you want to keep your address confidential because you are the victim of sexual battery.    Special notes. aggravated stalking.  Some circuits may require the  completion of mediation before a final hearing may be set. unless you and your spouse have agreed not to exchange these  documents. family law intake staff. or judicial assistant for instructions on how to set your case for trial (final hearing).  • Family Law Financial Affidavit. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. or domestic violence  do not enter the  address.papers. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. and fax information at the bottom of this form. aggravated  child abuse. you should file  a Notice for Trial.    CONTESTED. you may call the clerk.  You  must notify your spouse of the hearing by using a Notice of Hearing (General).901(b)(3).  If the respondent files an answer or an answer and counterpetition.932.902(i) OR  photocopy of current Florida driver’s license. file a Request for  Confidential Filing of Address. you may obtain an Application for Determination of  Civil Indigent Status from the clerk.  If the  respondent files an answer and counterpetition. if not filed at  the time of the petition. aggravated battery. telephone.923.    With this form. or other appropriate notice of hearing form..)  • Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure. which disagrees  with or denies anything in your petition.980(h).902(j). and you are unable to settle the disputed issues. Florida identification card. Florida Supreme Court  Approved Family Law Form 12. Florida Statutes.   If you do not have the money to pay the filing fee.. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with  No Dependent or Minor Child(ren) or Property (10/11)  .)    Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Law Form 12.  The words that are in “bold underline” in these instructions are defined  there. or judicial assistant to set a final hearing.. family law  intake staff. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. you should answer the counterpetition within 20 days  using an Answer to Counterpetition. fill it out. you should read “General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants” found at the  beginning of these forms. or voter’s registration card  (issue date of copied document must be at least six months before date case is actually filed with  the clerk of the circuit court). Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form  12.    Where can I look for more information?   Before proceeding.  Instead. (This must be filed within 45 days of service of the petition on the respondent.

 Remember. or judicial assistant to see if you  need to bring a final judgment with you to the hearing. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form  12.990(b)(3). division.900(a).Final Judgment Form.  You should check with the clerk. Florida  Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. and leave the rest blank for  the judge to complete at your hearing or trial.      Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Law Form 12..  If so.  These family law forms contain a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage  with No Property or Minor Child(ren) (Uncontested).    Nonlawyer. family law intake staff. and telephone number on the bottom of the  last page of every form he or she helps you complete. you should type or print the heading. case number.  including the circuit. and the parties’ names. county. Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with  No Dependent or Minor Child(ren) or Property (10/11)  . before he or she helps you..901(b)(3). a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. address.. that person must give you a copy of a Disclosure from Nonlawyer..  A nonlawyer helping you fill  out these forms also must put his or her name. If a nonlawyer helps  you fill out these forms.

  A copy of the Judgment of Incapacity is attached. {full legal name} ______________________________________________________. Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent  or Minor Child(ren) or Property (10/11)  .    7.    5. day. MARRIAGE HISTORY  Date of marriage: {month.    2. THIS PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE SHOULD BE GRANTED BECAUSE:  [Choose only one]  a.    Florida Supreme Court Approved Law Form 12. PETITIONER FOREVER GIVES UP HIS/HER RIGHTS TO SPOUSAL SUPPORT (ALIMONY) FROM  RESPONDENT. FLORIDA            _________________________________. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form  12. _____ One of the parties has been adjudged mentally incapacitated for a period of 3 years  before the filing of this petition.  The wife [Choose only one]         (    ) is (    ) is not a member of the military service. being sworn. the  [ Choose only one] (    ) Husband (    ) Wife. A completed Notice of Social Security Number.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. is filed with this petition. year} ________________________________________________     4.  And    _________________________________.  b.    3.902(j).    Case No: ________________________  Division: ________________________  PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH NO DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN) OR PROPERTY     I. _____ The marriage is irretrievably broken.  IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.  8. The husband [Choose only one] (    ) is (    ) is not a member of the military service. certify that the following statements are true:    1.    6.  Petitioner.  Respondent. THERE ARE NO MARITAL ASSETS OR LIABILITIES. JURISDICTION/RESIDENCE  (    ) Husband (    ) Wife (    ) Both has (have) lived in Florida for at least 6 months before the filing of  this Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. THERE ARE NO MINOR (under 18) OR DEPENDENT CHILD(REN) COMMON TO BOTH PARTIES AND  THE WIFE IS NOT PREGNANT.901(b)(3).

9. [If Petitioner is also the Wife, Choose only one] (    ) yes (    ) no Petitioner/Wife wants to be known  by her former name, which was {full legal name} _________________________________.    10. Other relief {specify}: ________________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________________________________    PETITIONER’S REQUEST (This section summarizes what you are asking the Court to include in the final  judgment of dissolution of marriage.)    Petitioner requests that the Court enter an order dissolving the marriage and:  [ Choose all that apply]  1. ____ restoring Wife’s former name as specified in paragraph 9 of this petition;  2. ____ awarding other relief as specified in paragraph 10 of this petition; and any other terms the  Court deems necessary.    I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this  petition and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or  imprisonment.      Dated: ______________________  _____________________________________________    Signature of PETITIONER    Printed Name:  _________________________________    Address:  ______________________________________    City, State, Zip: _________________________________    Telephone Number: _____________________________    Fax  Number:  __________________________________ 

Florida Supreme Court Approved Law Form 12.901(b)(3), Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent  or Minor Child(ren) or Property (10/11) 

STATE OF FLORIDA  COUNTY OF ____________________    Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on ____________ by _______________________________.      _____________________________________________    NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK     _____________________________________________  [Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary or  deputy clerk.]  ____  Personally known  ____  Produced identification  ____  Type of identification produced  ________________________________      IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM, HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: [fill in  all blanks]  I, {full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer} _____________________________________________,  a nonlawyer, whose address is {street} _________________________, {city} ______________________,  {state} ______________,{phone} ______, helped {name} _______________________________, who is  the petitioner, fill out this form. 

Florida Supreme Court Approved Law Form 12.901(b)(3), Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent  or Minor Child(ren) or Property (10/11) 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE FORM 12.902(b), FAMILY LAW FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT (SHORT FORM)(10/11)
  When should this form be used?   This form should be used when you are involved in a family law case which requires a financial  affidavit and your individual gross income is UNDER $50,000 per year unless.    (1) you  are  filing  a  simplified  dissolution  of  marriage  under  rule  12.105  and  both  parties  have waived the filing of a financial affidavit.  (2) you  have  no  minor  children,  no  support  issues,  and  have  filed  a  written  settlement  agreement disposing of all financial issues, or  (3) the court lacks jurisdiction to determine any financial issues.    This form should be typed or printed in black ink.  After completing this form, you should sign  the form before a notary public or deputy clerk.  You should file the original with the clerk of  the circuit court in the county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for your records.     What should I do next?   A copy of this form must be mailed or hand delivered to the other party in your case, if it is not  served  on  him  or  her  with  your  initial  papers.    This  must  be  accomplished  within  45  days  of  service of the petition.    Where can I look for more information?   Before  proceeding,  you  should  read  “General  Information  for  Self‐Represented  Litigants”  found  at  the  beginning  of  these  forms.    The  words  that  are  in  “bold  underline”  in  these  instructions  are  defined  there.    For  further  information,  see  rule  12.285,  Florida  Family  Law  Rules of Procedure.    Special notes...   If  you  want  to  keep  your  address  confidential  because  you  are  the  victim  of  sexual  battery,  aggravated  child  abuse,  aggravated  stalking,  harassment,  aggravated  battery,  or  domestic  violence, do not enter the address, telephone, and fax information at the bottom of this form.   Instead, file Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family  Law Form 12.980(h).   
Instructions to Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(b), Family Law Financial Affidavit (Short Form)   (10/11) 

 Family Law Financial Affidavit (Short Form)   (10/11)  . and telephone number  on the bottom of the last page of every form he or she helps you complete.  before  he  or  she  helps  you.902(b).    Instructions to Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.  you  may  convert  your  income  to  monthly  as  follows:  Weekly amount  x  52 Weeks per year    =   Yearly amount  Yearly amount   ÷  12 Months per year    =   Monthly Amount  Bi‐weekly ‐ If you are paid every two weeks.   Hints are provided below for making these conversions. you may convert your income to monthly  as follows:  Bi‐weekly amount  x    26      =  Yearly amount  Yearly amount   ÷  12 Months per year     =  Monthly Amount  Semi‐monthly  ‐  If  you  are  paid  twice  per  month.  you  must  convert  those  amounts. address.  that  person  must  give  you  a  copy  of  a  Disclosure  from  Nonlawyer.  you  may  convert  your  income  to  monthly as follows:  Semi‐monthly amount x    2      =   Monthly Amount    Expenses may be converted in the same manner.    A  nonlawyer  helping you fill out these forms also must put his or her name.  Florida  Family  Law  Rules  of  Procedure  Form  12.    Hourly  ‐  If  you  are  paid  by  the  hour.        Remember.  you  may  convert  your  income  to  monthly  as  follows:  Hourly amount  x  Hours worked per week  =  Weekly amount  Weekly amount  x  52 Weeks per year    =  Yearly amount  Yearly amount   ÷  12 Months per year    =  Monthly Amount  Daily ‐ If you are paid by the day.  If you are paid  or  your  bills  are  due  on  a  schedule  which  is  not  monthly. If a nonlawyer helps you fill  out  these  forms. a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. you may convert your income to monthly as follows:  Daily amount    x  Days worked per week  =  Weekly amount  Weekly amount  x  52 Weeks per year    =  Yearly amount  Yearly amount   ÷  12 Months per year    =   Monthly Amount  Weekly  ‐  If  you  are  paid  by  the  week.The affidavit must be completed using monthly income and expense amounts.900(a).

  certify  that  the  I. tips.  See the instructions with this form to figure out money  amounts for anything that is NOT paid monthly. _______Monthly Unemployment Compensation  7.  Items included  under “other” should be listed separately with separate dollar amounts.  IN AND FOR  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. if needed. _______Monthly business income from sources such as self‐employment.  being  sworn. _______ Monthly gross salary or wages  2. _______Monthly Workers’ Compensation  6.902(b). commissions. overtime.  Attach more paper. partnerships. _______Monthly disability benefits/SSI  5.    SECTION I. FLORIDA    Case No. or annuity payments  8.  Respondent.000 Individual Gross Annual Income)  .)  4. _______ Monthly interest and dividends  Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. ______Monthly alimony actually received (Add 9a and 9b)  a. and similar payments  3.  Petitioner.  1.  PRESENT MONTHLY GROSS INCOME:  All amounts must be MONTHLY. Family Law Financial Affidavit (Short Form) (10/11)        . From other case(s): _______     10.:   Division:                                                                           .  close corporations.      FAMILY LAW FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT (SHORT FORM) (Under $50. retirement. _______Monthly bonuses.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. From this case:  $ _______  b. {full legal name}            following information is true:  My Occupation:            Employed by:     Business Address:           Pay rate: $                    (    ) every week (    ) every other week (    ) twice a month (    ) monthly  (    ) other:    ___ Check  here  if  unemployed  and  explain  on  a  separate  sheet  your  efforts  to  find  employment. _______Monthly Social Security benefits  9. and/or independent contracts (gross receipts minus ordinary and  necessary expenses required to produce income)  (Attach sheet itemizing such income and  expenses. _______Monthly pension. allowances.  and                                                                           .

_______ Monthly income from royalties. _______Monthly rental income (gross receipts minus ordinary and necessary expenses    required to produce income) (□ Attach sheet itemizing such income and expense    items. $ _______ TOTAL PRESENT MONTHLY GROSS INCOME (Add lines 1–16)      PRESENT MONTHLY DEDUCTIONS:  18. from other case(s):  _______    26.  from this case:  $ _______  b. _______ Monthly gains derived from dealing in property (not including nonrecurring gains)  15. _______ Monthly court‐ordered child support actually paid for children from another  relationship  25. state. Filing Status ____________  b.)  12. excluding portion  paid for any minor children of this relationship  24. Number of dependents claimed _______  19. _______ Monthly Medicare payments  21.30. Family Law Financial   Affidavit (Short Form) (‐‐/‐‐)  .  27. Monthly court‐ordered alimony actually paid (Add 25a and 25b)  a. and local income tax (corrected for filing status and  allowable dependents and income tax liabilities)  a. FLORIDA STATUTES  (Add lines 18 through 25).11. _______ Monthly reimbursed expenses and in‐kind payments to the extent that they   reduce personal living expenses  14. _______ Monthly mandatory union dues  22. $_______ PRESENT NET MONTHLY INCOME  (Subtract line 26 from line 17)       Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. _______ Any other income of a recurring nature (list source) _________________________  16. _______ Monthly FICA or self‐employment taxes  20. _______ Monthly mandatory retirement payments  23. $_______ TOTAL DEDUCTIONS ALLOWABLE UNDER SECTION 61. _______ Monthly health insurance payments (including dental insurance). _______ Monthly federal.902(b). trusts. __________________________________________________________________________  17. or estates  13.

902(b).)    SECTION III. AUTOMOBILE  ____________________  $_______   Gasoline       $ _______        ____________________  $_______   Repairs       $_______        ____________________  $_______   Insurance      $_______        C.  Enter that amount here.075(1). subtract line 30 from line 29.)    Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.   See the “General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants” found at the beginning of these  forms  and  section  61.  (Typically. you  will only use this column if property/debt was owned/owed by one spouse before the marriage. subtract line 29 from line 30. This is the  amount of your surplus.  Florida  Statutes. This is the  amount of your deficit. HOUSEHOLD:  Clothing      $ _______       Mortgage or rent    $ _______  Medical/Dental (uninsured) $_______       Property taxes     $_______  Grooming      $ _______  Utilities       $_______  Entertainment    $_______  Telephone     $ _______  Gifts      $_______      Food       $ _______  Religious organizations  $_______       Meals outside home   $_______      Miscellaneous    $_______  Maintenance/Repairs   $ _______    Other: ______________  $ _______   Other: __________  $_______  ____________________  $_______      ____________________  $_______   B.  You should indicate to whom you believe the item(s) or debt belongs. $_______ TOTAL PRESENT MONTHLY NET INCOME (from line 27 of SECTION I.”  meaning  it  belongs  to  only  one  of  you  and  should  not  be  divided.)  32.  AVERAGE MONTHLY EXPENSES  A. Family Law Financial Affidavit (Short Form) (10/11)  .  Enter that amount here. $_______ SURPLUS (If line 29 is more than line 30. $_______ TOTAL MONTHLY EXPENSES (add ALL monthly amounts in A through F above)      SUMMARY  29.  PAYMENTS TO CREDITORS  Day care       $ _______   CREDITOR:          MONTHLY  Lunch money     $_______          PAYMENT  Clothing       $ _______        Grooming      $_______         ____________________  $_______                                     Gifts for holidays     $ _______    ____________________  $_______                                     ____________________  $_______  Medical/Dental (uninsured) $ _______         ____________________  $_______                                     Other:                               $_______  ____________________  $_______    D. $_______ TOTAL MONTHLY EXPENSES  (from line 28 above)      31.  ASSETS AND LIABILITIES  Use  the  nonmarital  column  only  if  this  is  a  petition  for  dissolution  of  marriage  and  you  believe  an  item  is  “nonmarital. CHILD(REN)’S EXPENSES  F. INSURANCE  ____________________  $_______                                     Medical/Dental     $ _______  ____________________  $_______                                     Child(ren)’s medical/dental $ _______    ____________________  $_______      Life         $ _______    ____________________  $_______                                       Other:                                  $ _______  ____________________  $_______      ____________________  $_______   OTHER EXPENSES NOT LISTED ABOVE    28.SECTION II.  INCOME)  30. $_______ (DEFICIT) (If line 30 is more than line 29.  for  definitions  of  “marital”  and  “nonmarital”  assets and liabilities.

    List  a  description  of  each  separate  item  owned by you (and/or your spouse. if this is a petition for dissolution  Amount  of marriage). 401(k)s. ASSETS:        DESCRIPTION  OF  ITEM(S). Pension. LIABILITIES:        DESCRIPTION  OF  ITEM(S).    List  a  description  of  each  separate  debt  Current  owed by you (and/or your spouse.       Total Assets  (add next column)  $      B. LIST ONLY LAST 4 DIGITS OF ACCOUNT NUMBERS. etc. Check  Market  the  box  next  to  any  asset(s)  which  you  are  requesting  the  judge  Value  award to you. IRA. if this is a petition for dissolution  Current  Fair  of marriage).  A.902(b). Notes          Real estate: (Home)          (Other)          Automobiles          Other personal property          Retirement plans (Profit Sharing.          Cash (on hand)  $        Cash (in banks or credit unions)         Stocks. LIST ONLY LAST 4 DIGITS OF ACCOUNT NUMBERS.        Mortgages on real estate: First mortgage on home $        Second mortgage on home          Other mortgages                    Auto loans                    Charge/credit card accounts                                      Other        Nonmarital  (Check correct  column)     husband wife                                     Nonmarital  (check correct  column)   husband wife                           Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Check  Owed  the  box  next  to  any  debt(s)  for  which  you  believe  you  should  be  responsible.)         Other                                                                      Check here if additional pages are attached. Bonds. Family Law Financial Affidavit (Short Form) (10/11)  .

902(b).)    [Check one only]  ____  A Child Support Guidelines Worksheet IS or WILL BE filed in this case.    List  a  description  of  each  separate  debt  Current  Nonmarital  owed by you (and/or your spouse. This case  involves the establishment or modification of child support.902(e). This  requirement cannot be waived by the parties.  MUST be filed with the court at or prior to a hearing to establish or modify child support.  inheritance.        DESCRIPTION  OF  ITEM(S).  bonus. you must list them here.  etc.        Contingent Assets    Nonmarital    Possible  (check correct  Value  Check the box next to any contingent asset(s) which you are  column)   requesting the judge award to you. CONTINGENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES:  INSTRUCTIONS:  If you have any POSSIBLE assets (income potential. contingent tax liabilities.    wife        husband   $              Total Contingent Liabilities  $                     SECTION IV.  CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES WORKSHEET  (Florida  Family  Law  Rules  of  Procedure  Form  12. LIST ONLY LAST 4 DIGITS OF ACCOUNT NUMBERS.      Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.         husband wife                                     Check here if additional pages are attached.  Child  Support  Guidelines  Worksheet. if this is a petition for dissolution  Amount  (check correct  column) of marriage).  ____  A Child Support Guidelines Worksheet IS NOT being filed in this case. debts assumed by another).         Total Debts   (add next column)  $                  C.  The  establishment or modification of child support is not an issue in this case. Family Law Financial Affidavit (Short Form) (10/11)  . accrued vacation or sick  leave. Check  Owed  the  box  next  to  any  debt(s)  for  which  you  believe  you  should  be    responsible.)  or  POSSIBLE  liabilities  (possible  lawsuits.       husband wife   $              Total Contingent Assets  $                        Contingent Liabilities    Nonmarital    Possible  (check correct  Amount  column) Check the box next to any contingent debt(s) for which you believe  Owed    you should be responsible.  future  unpaid  taxes.

      Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Zip:     Telephone Number:     Fax Number:     STATE OF FLORIDA  COUNTY OF                                                           Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on                  by   . Family Law Financial Affidavit (Short Form) (10/11)  .  I.902(b). located at {street}           .  or  stamp  commissioned  name  of notary or deputy clerk. {phone}       .  who is the [choose only one]       petitioner or       respondent. State. helped {name}   .  type. Zip:               Fax Number:                   I  understand  that  I  am  swearing  or  affirming  under  oath  to  the  truthfulness  of  the  claims made in this affidavit and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement  includes fines and/or imprisonment.]  ____  Personally known  ____  Produced identification  Type of identification produced                                                           IF  A  NONLAWYER  HELPED  YOU  FILL  OUT  THIS  FORM.    Dated:                                                                     Signature of Party  Printed Name:       Address:   City. fill out this form.    Other party or his/her attorney:  Name:                    Address:                   City. {full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer}  a nonlawyer.  HE/SHE  MUST  FILL  IN  THE  BLANKS  BELOW: [fill in all blanks]  . State.  {state}      . {city}   .I certify that a copy of this document was [choose only one] (    ) mailed (    ) faxed and  mailed (    ) hand delivered to the person(s) listed below on {date}   .          NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK       [Print.

  Where can I look for more information? Before proceeding..  file  Request  for  Confidential Filing of Address.  Hints are provided  below for making these conversions.    Hourly ‐ If you are paid by the hour.285.980(h). do not enter the  address.INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULE OF PROCEDURE FORM 12.  For further information.902(c). you may convert your income to monthly as follows:  Hourly amount    x  Hours worked per week    =   Weekly amount  Weekly amount   x   52 Weeks per year       =    Yearly amount  Yearly amount     ÷  12 Months per year      =    Monthly Amount  Daily ‐ If you are paid by the day.    Special notes. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  . FAMILY LAW FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT (10/11)     When should this form be used? This form should be used when you are involved in a family law case which requires a financial affidavit  and your individual gross income is $50.  If you are paid or your  bills are due on a schedule which is not monthly.902(c). aggravated stalking. you should read “General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants” found at the  beginning  of  these  forms.    What should I do next? A copy of this form must be mailed or hand delivered to the other party in your case. if it is not served  on  him  or  her  with  your  initial  papers.  and  fax  information  at  the  bottom  of  this  form. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure.  (2) you have no minor children. see rule 12. If you want to keep your address confidential because you are the victim of sexual battery.    Instead.    This  must  be  accomplished  within  45  days  of  service  of  the  petition. you should sign the form  before  a  notary  public  or  deputy  clerk. no support issues. or domestic violence. or  (3) the court lacks jurisdiction to determine any financial issues..    The  words  that  are  in  “bold  underline”  in  these  instructions  are  defined  there. aggravated battery. you may convert your income to monthly as follows:  Daily amount    x  Days worked per week      =   Weekly amount  Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.    The affidavit must be completed using monthly income and expense amounts. harassment.000 OR MORE per year unless:    (1) You  are  filing  a  simplified  dissolution  of  marriage  under  rule  12. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.    You  should  then  file  the  original  with  the  clerk  of  the  circuit  court in the county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for your records.105  and  both  parties  have  waived the filing of financial affidavits.    This form should be typed or printed in black ink.  telephone. you must convert those amounts.  After completing this form. and have filed a written settlement agreement  disposing of all financial issues. aggravated  child abuse.

    Remember.  A nonlawyer helping you fill out these forms  also must put his or her name. before he or she helps you. address.902(c). you may convert your income to monthly as follows:  Weekly amount   x  52 Weeks per year      =  Yearly amount  Yearly amount    ÷  12 Months per year     =  Monthly Amount  Bi‐weekly  ‐  If  you  are  paid  every  two  weeks.900(a). Florida Family Law Rules  of Procedure Form 12.  Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  .Weekly amount   x  52 Weeks per year       =  Yearly amount  Yearly amount     ÷  12 Months per year      =  Monthly Amount  Weekly ‐ If you are paid by the week. that person must give you a copy of a Disclosure from Nonlawyer.  you  may  convert  your  income  to  monthly  as  follows:  Bi‐weekly amount   x     26           =  Yearly amount  Yearly amount    ÷  12 Months per year     =  Monthly Amount  Semi‐monthly ‐ If you are paid twice per month.    If  a  nonlawyer  helps  you  fill  out  these forms.  a  person  who  is  NOT  an  attorney  is  called  a  nonlawyer. and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of every  form he or she helps you complete. you may convert your income to monthly as  follows:  Semi‐monthly amount  x    2         =  Monthly Amount    Expenses may be converted in the same manner.

  IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. State. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  .      FAMILY LAW FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT ($50.                Petitioner. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. ____ Employed by: ____________________________________________________________  Address: ____________________________________________________________________  City.  certify that the following information is true:    SECTION I.  INCOME    1. Zip code: ________________________________ Telephone Number: _________  Pay rate: $ ______ (    ) every week (    ) every other week (    ) twice a month   (    ) monthly (    ) other: ________________________________________________________   If you are expecting to become unemployed or change jobs soon.902(c).             Respondent. My age is: ___________________                                    2.:   Division:       and        . FLORIDA      Case No.  . ____ Unemployed  Describe your efforts to find employment. My occupation is: ________________________________________________________________  3.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. I am currently  [Check all that apply]  a. and the pay  you expect to receive: __________________________________________________________  ____________________________________________________________________________  b.000 or more Individual Gross Annual Income)    I. how soon you expect to be employed.  List the information above for the  second job(s) on a separate sheet and attach it to this affidavit. describe the change you  expect and why and how it will affect your income: _________________________________    ___________________________________________________________________________    ___ Check here if you currently have more than one job. {full legal name}                                                                                                          . being  sworn.

 partnerships. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  . _______ Monthly bonuses. or estates  13. _____ Retired. state.  Attach more paper. From other case(s): ________       10. _______ Monthly Workers’ Compensation  6. and local income tax (corrected for filing status and allowable  dependents and income tax liabilities)  a. _______ Monthly rental income (gross receipts minus ordinary and necessary expenses required to  produce income) (____ Attach sheet itemizing such income and expense items. and similar payments  3. retirement.  See the instructions with this form to figure out money amounts for  anything that is NOT paid monthly.)  12.)  4. _______ Monthly pension. Filing Status             b. State. _______ Monthly Unemployment Compensation  7. _______ Monthly reimbursed expenses and in‐kind payments to the extent that they reduce  personal living expenses (____ Attach sheet itemizing each item and amount. close  corporations. $_________ TOTAL PRESENT MONTHLY GROSS INCOME (Add lines 1‐16). _______ Monthly business income from sources such as self‐employment. trusts. or annuity payments  8. _______ Monthly Social Security benefits  9. From this case:  $________                  b.)  14. Number of dependents claimed     Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. _______________________________________________________________________________  17.       PRESENT MONTHLY DEDUCTIONS:  All amounts must be MONTHLY. _______ Monthly alimony actually received (Add 9a and 9b)  a.  Items included under “other” should  be listed separately with separate dollar amounts.  Date of retirement: _______________________________________________                                     Employer from whom retired:  ___________________________________________________     Address: _____________________________________________________________________     City. _______________________________________________________________________________  16.    1. _______ Monthly disability benefits/SSI  5. allowances. Zip code: _______________________________ Telephone Number: __________    LAST YEAR’S GROSS INCOME:      Your Income    Other Party’s Income (if known)  YEAR_____     $ _______    $ _______        PRESENT MONTHLY GROSS INCOME:  All amounts must be MONTHLY. tips.  18. _______ Monthly interest and dividends  11.  See the instructions with this form to figure out money amounts for  anything that is NOT paid monthly. commissions. _______ Monthly income from royalties. $_________ Monthly federal. if needed.  c. overtime.)( Attach sheet itemizing such income and expenses. _______ Monthly gains derived from dealing in property (not including nonrecurring gains)  Any other income of a recurring nature (identify source)  15.902(c). and/or independent contracts (Gross receipts minus ordinary and necessary expenses  required to produce income. _______ Monthly gross salary or wages  2.

_______ Monthly property taxes (if not included in mortgage)  3. _______ Monthly condominium maintenance fees and homeowner’s association fees  5. garbage. 21. $_______ SUBTOTAL (add lines 1 through 24). _______ Monthly telephone  8. _______ Monthly service contracts on appliances  19. _______ Monthly pool maintenance  12.  a. _______ Monthly maid service  Other:  20. _______ Monthly court‐ordered child support actually paid for children from another relationship  25. from other case(s): _________  26. 22.  HOUSEHOLD:  1. _______ Monthly cable t. 23.  17.v. __________________________________________________________________________________ 22. __________________________________________________________________________________ 24. 19. _______ Monthly misc. $_______  PRESENT NET MONTHLY INCOME (Subtract line 26 from line 17). _______ Monthly insurance on residence (if not included in mortgage)  4. _______ Monthly court‐ordered alimony actually paid (Add 25a and 25b). __________________________________________________________________________________ 21. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. _______ Monthly meals outside home  16._______ Monthly FICA or self‐employment taxes  _______ Monthly Medicare payments  _______ Monthly mandatory union dues  _______ Monthly mandatory retirement payments  _______ Monthly health insurance payments (including dental insurance). _______ Monthly repairs and maintenance  10.         27. and sewer  7. from this case:  $ _________            b. excluding portion paid for  any minor children of this relationship  24. $______ Monthly mortgage or rent payments  2. _______ Monthly lawn care  11. _______ Monthly food and home supplies  15.  AVERAGE MONTHLY EXPENSES  Proposed/Estimated Expenses.      SECTION II. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  . _______ Monthly alarm service contract  18.902(c). $______ TOTAL DEDUCTIONS ALLOWABLE UNDER SECTION 61.30. _______ Monthly pest control  13. _______ Monthly fuel oil or natural gas  9. 20. _______ Monthly electricity  6. household  14. _______ Monthly water.  If this is a dissolution of marriage case and your expenses as listed  below do not reflect what you actually pay currently. FLORIDA STATUTES   (Add lines 18 through 25). __________________________________________________________________________________ 23. you should write “estimate” next to each amount  that is estimated. __________________________________________________________________________________ 25.

_______ SUBTOTAL (add lines 26 through 34)    MONTHLY EXPENSES FOR CHILDREN COMMON TO BOTH PARTIES:  36. _______ Monthly gifts from child(ren) to others (other children. _______ Monthly insurance  30. _______ Monthly private lessons or tutoring  42.)  54. car pool. $_______ SUBTOTAL (add lines 59 through 62) Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. _______ Monthly miscellaneous  58. _______ Monthly lunch money  41. _______ Monthly camp or summer activities  55. __________________________________________________________________________________  60. _______ Monthly allowances  43. or day care  37.)  56. etc. _______ Monthly beauty parlor/barber shop  51. _______ Monthly repairs  28.902(c).)  45. _______ Monthly health insurance  46. $_______ SUBTOTAL (add lines 36 through 57)    MONTHLY EXPENSES FOR CHILD(REN) FROM ANOTHER RELATIONSHIP: (other than court‐ordered child  support)  59. _______ Monthly payments (lease or financing)            31. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  . _______ Monthly after school activities  40. teachers. _______ Monthly entertainment (movies. _______ Monthly school tuition  38. __________________________________________________________________________________  61. _______ Monthly orthodontic  49. prescriptions (nonreimbursed only)  47. and sundries  53. _______ Monthly psychiatric/psychological/counselor  48. etc. etc. relatives. __________________________________________________________________________________  62. dental. _______ Monthly alternative transportation (bus. _______ Monthly clothing and uniforms  44. _______ Monthly cosmetics. _______ Monthly rental/replacements  32. _______ Monthly auto tags and emission testing  29. parties.AUTOMOBILE:  26. babysitting. _______ Monthly clubs (Boy/Girl Scouts. _______ Monthly medical. __________________________________________________________________________________  63. etc. $______ Monthly gasoline and oil   27.)  33. books. and fees  39. _______ Monthly tolls and parking  34. _______ Monthly vitamins  50. _______ Other: _________________________________________________    35. _______ Monthly time‐sharing expenses   57. _______ Monthly nonprescription medication  52. $______ Monthly nursery. _______ Monthly school supplies. toiletries. rail.

  NAME OF CREDITOR(s):      91. _______ Monthly grooming  76. __________________________________________________________________________________  68. __________________________________________________________________________________  90. __________________________________________________________________________________  89. _________________________________________________________________________________  101. _______ Monthly religious organizations  84. _______ Monthly clothing  72. __________________________________________________________________________________  87. or counselor (unreimbursed only)  74. _________________________________________________________________________________  Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. _______ Monthly vacations  83. $_______ SUBTOTAL (add lines 70 through 89)   MONTHLY PAYMENTS TO CREDITORS:  (only when payments are currently made by you on outstanding  balances) List only last 4 digits of account numbers. psychological. $______ Health insurance. __________________________________________________________________________________  99. ______   Dental insurance  Other:    67. _______ Monthly medical. __________________________________________________________________________________  98. _______ Monthly entertainment  81. _______ Monthly club dues and membership  79. __________________________________________________________________________________  97. __________________________________________________________________________________  88. __________________________________________________________________________________  95. __________________________________________________________________________________ 69. __________________________________________________________________________________  96. $_________________________________________________________________________________  92. toiletries. dental. __________________________________________________________________________________  93. _______ Monthly gifts  77. _______ Monthly bank charges/credit card fees  85. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  . $______ Monthly dry cleaning and laundry  71. $_______ SUBTOTAL (add lines 64 through 68) OTHER MONTHLY EXPENSES NOT LISTED ABOVE:  70. __________________________________________________________________________________  94.902(c). _______ Monthly psychiatric.MONTHLY INSURANCE:  64. _______ Monthly periodicals/books/tapes/CDs  82. _______ Monthly pet expenses  78. _______ Monthly sports and hobbies  80. and sundries  75. _______ Monthly non‐prescription medications. excluding portion paid for any minor child(ren) of this relationship  65. __________________________________________________________________________________  100. _________________________________________________________________________________  102. _______ Monthly education expenses  Other: (include any usual and customary expenses not otherwise mentioned in the items listed above)  86. cosmetics. and prescription (unreimbursed only)  73. _______ Life insurance  66.

  Expenses)       SUMMARY  106.   STEP 2: If this is a petition for dissolution of marriage.)  INSTRUCTIONS:  STEP 1:  In column A. 35.  Blank spaces are provided if you need to list more than  one of an item.  INCOME)  107.  You should  indicate to whom you believe the item belongs. you will only use Column C if property  was owned by one spouse before the marriage.)  109. $_______ TOTAL PRESENT MONTHLY NET INCOME (from line 27 of SECTION I.075(1).” meaning it belongs to only one of you and should not be divided. write what you believe to be the current fair market value of all items listed. 58. 90.)      B  Current  Fair  Market  Value    $                                      C  Nonmarital  (Check correct  column)   husband wife                                                     A  ASSETS:  DESCRIPTION OF ITEM(S)    LIST ONLY LAST 4 DIGITS OF ACCOUNT NUMBERS.    STEP 4:  Use column C only if this is a petition for dissolution of marriage and you believe an item  is “nonmarital. 69.902(c). Florida Statutes. _________________________________________________________________________________  104.  Enter that amount here. $_______ SURPLUS (If line 106 is more than line 107. if  this is a petition for dissolution of marriage).  STEP 3:  In column B. and 104 of Section II. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  . ASSETS  (This is where you list what you OWN. subtract line 107 from line 106. $_______ TOTAL MONTHLY EXPENSES (from line 105 above)    108.  ASSETS AND LIABILITIES  A.  This is the  amount of your deficit. 63. $_______ SUBTOTAL (add lines 91 through 103) 105.)  SECTION III.  Enter that amount here.  (Typically.  See the “General Information for Self‐Represented  Litigants” found at the beginning of these forms and section 61. subtract line 106 from line 107.  This is the  amount of your surplus. check the box in Column A next to any item  that you are requesting the judge award to you. list a description of each separate item owned by you (and/or your spouse.103. $_______TOTAL MONTHLY EXPENSES:(add lines 25. ($_______) (DEFICIT) (If line 107 is more than line 106. for  definitions of “marital” and “nonmarital” assets and liabilities.  Check the box next to any asset(s) which you are requesting the judge award  to you.      Cash (on hand)      Cash (in banks or credit unions)           Stocks/Bonds                  Notes (money owed to you in writing)                 Money owed to you (not evidenced by a note) Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.

 Pension. 401(k)s. etc. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  .)               Furniture & furnishings in home       Furniture & furnishings elsewhere       Collectibles        Jewelry        Life insurance (cash surrender value)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(c).                                                                                      Real estate: (Home)    (Other)                        Business interests                    Automobiles                Boats            Other vehicles            Retirement plans (Profit Sharing. IRA.

 check the box in Column A next to any debt(s)  for which you believe you should be responsible. LIABILITIES/DEBTS  (This is where you list what you OWE.  Blank spaces are provided if you need to list more than  one of an item.” meaning the debt belongs to only one of you and should not be divided.V. for definitions of “marital” and “nonmarital” assets and liabilities.) equipment                   Other assets                                                                                        $                                                                                Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. if  this is a petition for dissolution of marriage).075(1).  See the “General Information for Self‐ Represented Litigants” found at the beginning of these forms and section 61. Florida  Statutes. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  . etc.  STEP 2: If this is a petition for dissolution of marriage.  STEP 3:  In column B. you will only use Column C if the  debt was owed by one spouse before the marriage.. write what you believe to be the current amount owed for all items listed.  STEP 4:  Use column C only if this is a petition for dissolution of marriage and you believe an item  is “nonmarital. (Typically.                                  Total Assets  (add column B)      B. stereo.)  INSTRUCTIONS:  STEP 1:  In column A. list a description of each separate debt owed by you (and/or your spouse.  You  should indicate to whom you believe the debt belongs.)        Sporting and entertainment (T.902(c).

902(c).  Check the box next to any debt(s) for which you believe you should be  responsible.      Mortgages on real estate: First mortgage on home     Second mortgage on home      Other mortgages            Charge/credit card accounts                                    Auto loan      Auto loan      Bank/Credit Union loans                        Money you owe (not evidenced by a note)           Judgments            Other                                        Total Debts  (add column B)     B  Current  Amount  Owed    $                                                                                                          $     C  Nonmarital  (Check correct  column)   husband wife         Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  .    A  LIABILITIES:  DESCRIPTION OF ITEM(S)    LIST ONLY LAST FOUR DIGITS OF ACCOUNT NUMBERS.

)  or  POSSIBLE  liabilities  (possible  lawsuits. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  .                                  Total Contingent Liabilities            B    Possible  Amount  Owed    $  C  Nonmarital  (Check correct  column) wife   husband           $           Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.  accrued  vacation  or  sick  leave. Section B)    $_______TOTAL NET WORTH  (Total Assets minus Total Liabilities)   (excluding contingent assets and liabilities)             D. NET WORTH  (excluding contingent assets and liabilities)    $_______Total Assets  (enter total of Column B in Asset Table.  future  unpaid  taxes.  bonus. you must list them here.      A  B  Contingent Assets      Possible  Value  Check the box next to any contingent asset(s) which you are requesting the  judge award to you.902(c). Section A)      $_______Total Liabilities (enter total of Column B in Liabilities Table.        $                              Total Contingent Assets $          C  Nonmarital  (Check correct  column)   husband wife                     A  Contingent Liabilities    Check the box next to any contingent debt(s) for which you believe you  should be responsible. CONTINGENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES  INSTRUCTIONS:  If  you  have  any  POSSIBLE  assets  (income  potential. debts assumed by another).  etc.  inheritance.  C.  contingent  tax  liabilities.

        E.902(e). State. State.    I  certify  that  a  copy  of  this  financial  affidavit  was:  (    )  mailed.    Dated:                                                                                         Signature of Party    Printed Name:     Address:     City. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  .  Child Support Guidelines Worksheet. This requirement cannot be waived by the parties. Zip:     Telephone Number:   Fax Number:       STATE OF FLORIDA  COUNTY OF                                                         Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on        by   .  (    )  faxed  and  mailed.        NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK       [Print.  Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. MUST be filed with the court at or prior to a hearing to  establish or modify child support.902(c). CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES WORKSHEET.  _____  A  Child  Support  Guidelines  Worksheet  IS  NOT  being  filed  in  this  case.  [Check one only]  _____  A  Child  Support  Guidelines  Worksheet  IS  or  WILL  BE  filed  in  this  case.]           Personally known           Produced identification  Type of identification produced            Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.    Other party or his/her attorney:  Name:                     Address:                   City. Zip:                Fax Number:                   I  understand  that  I  am  swearing  or  affirming  under  oath  to  the  truthfulness  of  the  claims  made in this affidavit and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines  and/or imprisonment.  type.  or  (    ) hand  delivered to the person(s) listed below on {date} ____________________.  This  case  involves  the  establishment or modification of child support.  or  stamp  commissioned  name  of  notary or deputy clerk .  The  establishment  or  modification of child support is not an issue in this case.

 located at {street}           . {city}   .  Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(c). HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: [fill in  all blanks]  I.  who is the [check only one]       petitioner or       respondent.  {state}       .IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM. fill out this form. {phone}        .  a nonlawyer. Family Law Financial Affidavit (10/11)  . {full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer}   . helped {name} ____________________________________.

Where can I look for more information? Before proceeding. and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of every form he or she helps you complete. After completing this form.900(a).INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12. before he or she helps you. Special notes… Remember. This form is used to prove residency by affidavit. The words that are in “bold underline” in these instructions are defined there. If a nonlawyer helps you fill out these forms. and signed in the presence of a notary public or deputy clerk. A nonlawyer helping you fill out these forms also must put his or her name. that person must give you a copy of a Disclosure from Nonlawyer. Florida Statutes. or voter’s registration card (issue date of document must be at least 6 months before the date the case is actually filed with the clerk of the circuit court). either the husband or the wife must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months before filing the petition. or the testimony or affidavit of someone other than you or your spouse. see section 61. The person signing this form must know that you have lived in the State of Florida for at least 6 months before the date you filed your petition for dissolution of marriage. you should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for you records. What should I do next? A copy of this form must be mailed or hand delivered to the other party in your case.021. Florida identification card. Affidavit of Corroborating Witness (09/06) . Residency may be proved by a valid Florida’s driver’s license. if it is not served on him or her with your initial papers. a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. Florida Statutes or section 61. For further information. Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. you should read “General Information for Self-Represented Litigants” found at the beginning of these forms. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(i).902(i). To get a divorce in Florida. AFFIDAVIT OF CORROBORATING WITNESS When should this form be used? This form may be used to prove residency in a dissolution of marriage proceeding. address. This form should be typed or printed in black ink.052(2).

AFFIDAVIT OF CORROBORATING WITNESS I. to the best of my understanding the petition in this action was filed on {date} . {full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer} a nonlawyer.902(i). being sworn. {full legal name} . HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW:[fill in all blanks] I. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. FLORIDA Case No. and . .IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. State. Zip: Telephone Number: STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF HILLSBOROUGH Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on by . I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this affidavit and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment. Respondent. {city} .] ____ ____ Personally known Produced identification Type of identification produced IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM. Dated: Signature of Corroborating Witness Printed Name: Address: City. and I know of my own personal knowledge that this person has resided in the State of Florida for at least 6 months immediately before {date} .: Division: . fill out this form. Affidavit of Corroborating Witness (09/06) . certify that the following statements are true: I have known {name} since {approximate date} . . helped {name} {state} who is the affiant. {phone} . NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK [Print. . or stamp commissioned name of notary or clerk. type. Petitioner. located at {street} .

900(a). and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of every form he or she helps you complete.980(i). A nonlawyer helping you fill out these forms also must put his or her name. see sections 61. After completing this form. before he or she helps you.INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. What should I do next? A copy of this form must be mailed or hand delivered to the other party in your case.. This form should be typed or printed in black ink. regardless of whether the case involves a minor child(ren) and/or property. Where can I look for more information? Before proceeding. Instead.052 and 61. do not enter the address. The words that are in “bold underline” in these instructions are defined there. you should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where your case was filed and keep a copy for your records.902(j). that person must give you a copy of a Disclosure from Nonlawyer. address. If this is a domestic violence case and you want to keep your address confidential for safety reasons. if it is not served on him or her with your initial papers. and fax information at the bottom of this form.. a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. For further information. NOTICE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER When should this form be used? This form must be completed and filed by each party in all paternity.13. file Petitioner’s Request for Confidential Filing of Address. Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. If a nonlawyer helps you fill out these forms. and dissolution of marriage cases. you should read “General Information for Self-Represented Litigants” found at the beginning of these forms. Remember. Florida Statutes. telephone.902(j). Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. Notice of Social Security Number (9/00) . child support. Special notes.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. Notice of Social Security Number (9/00) . and/or sections 742.10(1)– . NOTICE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER . IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. The minor child(ren)'s name(s). This notice is being filed in a dissolution of marriage case in which the parties have no minor children in common.052(7). Petitioner. sections 742. sections 61. My date of birth is [√ one only] 1. section 742. This notice is being filed in a paternity or child support case. Respondent. 2. or in a dissolution of marriage in which the parties have minor children in common.032(1)–(3). I.902(j). as required in section certify that my social security number is 61. FLORIDA Case No. Florida Statutes.: Division: . {full legal name} . date(s) of birth.13(9) or (10). (2). and . and social security number(s) is/are: Name Birth date Social Security Number {Attach additional pages if necessary. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.031(3).} Disclosure of social security numbers shall be limited to the purpose of administration of the Title IV-D program for child support enforcement.

. fill out this form. located at {street} . Zip: Telephone Number: Fax Number: STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF HILLSBOROUGH Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on by . Dated: Signature Printed Name: Address: City. ______________________________________________ NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK ______________________________________________ [Print. {full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer} . {city} a nonlawyer. HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: [ fill in all blanks] I. {phone} . or stamp commissioned name of notary or clerk] Personally known Produced identification Type of identification produced _______________________________ IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM. helped {name} {state} who is the [ √ one only] petitioner or respondent. . Notice of Social Security Number (9/00) .902(j). Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. . State. type.I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this notice and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment.

however. IF THE OTHER PARTY LIVES IN THE COUNTY WHERE SUIT IS FILED: Ask the clerk in your county about any local procedures regarding service. will personally serve the summons and other documents that require personal service. or to someone over the age of fifteen with whom the other party lives. there are private process servers who. after the sheriff serves your papers on the other party. a copy of the papers to be served. SUMMONS: PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL When should this form be used? This form should be used to obtain personal service on the other party when you begin your lawsuit. you will need to find out how much the sheriff charges to serve the papers. You may also need to provide the sheriff with a stamped envelope addressed to you. Summons: Personal Service on an Individual (9/00) Χ−189 . you need to complete this form (summons) and a Process Service Memorandum. The forms should be typed or printed legibly in black ink. Service means giving a copy of the required papers to the other party using the procedure that the law requires. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. The law requires that certain documents be served by personal service if personal service is possible. This will allow the sheriff to send the proof of service to you. Personal service must be made by the sheriff’s department in the county where the other party lives or works or by a private process server certified in the county where the other party lives or works. In many counties.910(a). Generally. you will file the summons along with a Process Service Memorandum.910(b). You should look under “process servers” in the yellow pages of the telephone book for a list of private process servers in your area. Service is required for all documents filed in your case. A third method for service is called constructive service.INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE FORM 12. with the clerk and the clerk will forward those papers to the sheriff for service.910(a). Also. You cannot serve these papers on the other party yourself or by mail or hand delivery. Personal checks Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. you will need to take these forms and. if you have not already done so. stamped envelope and you receive the proof of service.910(b). Make sure that you attach a copy of the papers you want personally served to the summons. the relief a court may grant may be limited in a case where constructive service has been used. How do I start? When you begin your lawsuit. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. for a fee. Personal service is required for all petitions. in some counties the sheriff may send the proof of service directly to the clerk. If you are instructed to supply a self-addressed. you should file the proof of service with the clerk after you receive it from the sheriff. You should keep a copy of the forms for your records. Personal service means that a summons (this form) and a copy of the forms you are filing with the court that must be personally served are delivered by a deputy sheriff or private process server • • directly to the other party. or (2) service by mail or hand delivery. and the process service memorandum must be delivered to the appropriate sheriff’s office or to a private process server for service on the other party. However. there are two ways to make service: (1) personal service. Next. file your petition with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where you live. The clerk will sign the summons. and then the summons. Generally. including petitions for modification. if the other party lives in the county in which you are filing suit and you want the sheriff’s department to serve the papers. You may use a private process server to serve any paper required to be personally served in a family law case except a petition for injunction for protection against domestic or repeat violence.

spousal support (alimony). Make sure that you attach a copy of the papers you want personally served to the summons as well as the Process Service Memorandum. to the private process server. The clerk will tell you which procedure to use. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. The private process server will charge you a fee for serving the papers. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. You should discuss how this will occur with the private process server. along with the copy of your initial petition and any other papers to be served. You should attach to the summons a cashier’s check or money order made payable to the sheriff. Personal checks are not accepted.910(a). The clerk will tell you which procedure to use. IF THE OTHER PARTY LIVES IN ANOTHER COUNTY: If the other party lives in another county. you absolutely cannot locate the other party. you will need to provide the sheriff with a stamped envelope addressed to you. However. along with the copy of your initial petition and any other papers to be served. the clerk may send your papers to that sheriff’s office for you. Regardless of the type of service used. For example. if to {date} any. you may serve the other party by publication. you will need to find out how much the sheriff charges to serve the papers. you should include in your petition a statement regarding the length of time the party lived in Florida. the judge may be able to grant your request for a divorce. After service is complete. proof of service by the private process server must be filed with the clerk.910(b). This will allow the sheriff to send the proof of service to you.” Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Service by publication is also known as constructive service. proof of service by the private process server must be filed with the clerk. that is. you should still bring the summons to the clerk’s office and have the clerk sign it for you. The clerk will tell you which procedure to use. and when.910(b). You may also be able to use constructive service if the other party does not live in Florida. and either give it to the clerk for delivery to the sheriff or send all of the paperwork and the fee to the sheriff yourself. but the judge may not be able to address issues such as child support. or division of property or debts. and a Process Service Memorandum. you should still bring the summons to the clerk’s office where the clerk will sign it for you. service needs to be made by a sheriff in the county where the other party lives or by a private process server certified in the county where the other party lives. If you want the sheriff to serve the papers.910(b). If you want a private process server to serve the other party. You should file the proof of service with the clerk after you receive it from the sheriff. You should deliver the summons. and a Process Service Memorandum. after you have made a diligent effort to locate the other party. Summons: Personal Service on an Individual (9/00) Χ−190 . the judge’s power to order the other party to do certain things may be limited. after the sheriff serves your papers on the other party. For example: “Respondent last lived in Florida from {date} . and either give it to the clerk for delivery to the sheriff or send all of the paperwork and the fee to the sheriff yourself. Also. Either way.are not accepted. Florida courts have only limited jurisdiction over a party who is served by constructive service and may have only limited jurisdiction over a party living outside of Florida regardless of whether that party is served by constructive or personal service. You should deliver the summons. The costs for service may be waived if you are indigent. or you may have to send the papers yourself. The private process server will charge you a fee for serving the papers. to the private process server. The costs for service may be waived if you are indigent. If you want a private process server to serve the other party. After service is complete. IF THE OTHER PARTY CANNOT BE LOCATED OR DOES NOT LIVE IN FLORIDA: If. You should discuss how this will occur with the private process server. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. You should attach to the summons a cashier’s check or money order made payable to the sheriff. if the other party once lived in Florida but is living outside of Florida now.

922 (a).913(a). if you had the local sheriff serve the papers. and rule 1. Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.e. before he or she helps you.913(b). you are entitled to request a default. see chapters 48 and 49.910(a). Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Remember. address. and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of every form he or she helps you complete. If the other party fails to respond. and Affidavit of Diligent Service and Inquiry. you should be in contact with that person or sheriff until you receive proof of service from that person or sheriff. If you have been unable to obtain proper service on the other party within 120 days after filing your lawsuit. If you had a private process server or a sheriff in another county serve the papers. What happens when the papers are served on the other party? The date and hour of service are written on the original summons and on all copies of it by the person making the service.. See the instructions to Motion for Default. fails to file a written response with the court. as well as the instructions for Notice of Action for Dissolution of Marriage.This area of the law is very complex and you may need to consult with an attorney regarding the proper type of service to be used in your case if the other party does not live in Florida or cannot be located. If a nonlawyer helps you fill out these forms. You will need to file a Nonmilitary Affidavit. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. i.912(b). and Default. For further information regarding service of process. Where can I look for more information? Before proceeding. for further information. Special notes.070. You should then file the proof of service with the clerk immediately. Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. The person who delivers the summons and copies of the petition must file a proof of service with the clerk or provide a proof of service to you for filing with the court. a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer.900(a). You may need to supply the sheriff with a new or better address. Florida Statutes. For this reason. Summons: Personal Service on an Individual (9/00) Χ−191 . Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. A nonlawyer helping you fill out these forms also must put his or her name. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. you should read “General Information for Self-Represented Litigants” found at the beginning of these forms. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. It is your responsibility to make sure the proof of service has been returned to the clerk and placed in your case file. the court will dismiss your lawsuit against the other party unless you can show the court a good reason why service was not made within 120 days.. that person must give you a copy of Disclosure from Nonlawyer.. you should check with the clerk every couple of weeks after completing the service papers to see if service has been completed. within 20 days after the service of the summons.922(b). before a default may be granted.

located at: {street address} . including the case number given above and the names of the parties. you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid office (listed in the phone book). If you do not file your written response on time. You may review these documents. A lawsuit has been filed against you.285. There are other legal requirements. Your written response. and your wages. and property may be taken thereafter without further warning from the Court.: Division: . money.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.915. Summons: Personal Service on an Individual (9/00) Χ−192 .910(a). and . including dismissal or striking of pleadings. requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. you may lose the case. Copies of all court documents in this case. SUMMONS: PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL (D2190) ORDEN DE COMPARECENCIA: SERVICIO PERSONAL EN UN INDIVIDUO CITATION: L’ASSIGNATION PERSONAL SUR UN INDIVIDUEL TO/PARA/A: {enter other party’s full legal name} {address(including city and state)/location for service} IMPORTANT . at the same time you file your written response to the Court. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. A phone call will not protect you. You may want to call an attorney right away. (You may file Notice of Current Address. You have 20 calendar days after this summons is served on you to file a written response to the attached complaint/petition with the clerk of this circuit court. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. Petitioner. If you do not know an attorney. upon request.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s office. must be filed if you want the Court to hear your side of the case. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. . FLORIDA Case No. WARNING: Rule 12. Respondent. you must also mail or take a copy of your written response to the party serving this summons at: {Name and address of party serving summons} . including orders. Failure to comply can result in sanctions. If you choose to file a written response yourself. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office.

915. Si desea responder a la demanda por su cuenta. Si vous ne connaissez pas d’avocat. Usted debe de manener informada a la oficina del Secretario de Juzgado del Circuito de su direccion actual. Si usted no contesta la demanda a tiempo. de las Reglas de Procedimiento de Ley de Familia de la Florida [Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure]. Si vous ne deposez pas votre reponse ecrite dans le delai requis. y presentarla ante este tribunal. incluyendo el numero del caso y los nombres de las partes interesadas.285). Si usted elige presentar personalmente una respuesta por escrito.IMPORTANTE Usted ha sido demandado legalmente. Si no conoce a un abogado. si vous souhaitez que le tribunal entende votre cause. contados a partir del recibo de esta notificacion. incluyendo las ordenes. avec mention du numero de dossier ci-dessus et du nom des parties nommees ici. por escrito. Qui se trouve a: {L’Adresse} . Un simple coup de telephone est insuffisant pour vous proteger. il vous faudra egalement.915]. IMPORTANT Des poursuites judiciaries ont ete entreprises contre vous. usted debe enviar por correo o llevar una copia de su respuesta por escrito a la parte entregando esta orden de comparencencia a: Nombre y direccion de la parte que entrega la orden de comparencencia: . faire parvenir ou expedier une copie au carbone ou une photocopie de votre reponse ecrite a la partie qui vous depose cette citation. o privado de sus derechos. Notificacion de la Direccion Actual [Notice of Current Address]. Si vous choisissez de deposer vous-meme une reponse ecrite. Una llamada telefonica no lo protegera. Tiene veinte (20) dias. pudiese perder el caso y podria ser despojado de sus ingresos y propiedades. Il y a d’autres obligations juridiques et vous pouvez requerir les services immediats d’un avocat. (Usted puede presentar el Formulario: Ley de Familia de la Florida 12. vous etes obliges de deposer votre reponse ecrite. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.285 (Rule 12. ADVERTENCIA: Regla 12. para contestar la demanda adjunta. puede llamar a una de las oficinas de asistencia legal que aparecen en la guia telefonica. usted puede consultar a un abogado inmediatamente. sans aucun preavis ulterieur du tribunal. Existen otros requisitos legales. estan disponibles en la oficina del Secretario de Juzgado del Circuito [Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office]. al mismo tiempo en que presente su respuesta ante el tribunal. sin previo aviso del tribunal. Si usted desea que el tribunal considere su defensa. usted debe enviar por correo o entregar una copia de su respuesta a la persona denominada abajo.) Los papelos que se presenten en el futuro en esta demanda judicial seran env ados por correo a la direccion que este registrada en la oficina del Secretario. puede resultar en sanciones. El incumplimient. Estos documentos pueden ser revisados a su solicitud. et vos biens peuvent etre saisis par la suite. Localizado en: . votre argent.910(a). en meme temps que cette formalite. vous risquez de perdre la cause ainsi que votre salaire. requiere cierta revelacion automatica de documentos e informacion. [ Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. Si lo desea. Vous avez 20 jours consecutifs a partir de la date de l’assignation de cette citation pour deposer une reponse ecrite a la plainte ci-jointe aupres de ce tribunal. Summons: Personal Service on an Individual (9/00) Χ−193 . debe presentar su respuesta por escrito. Copias de todos los documentos judiciales de este caso. vous pourriez telephoner a un service de reference d’avocats ou a un bureau d’assistance juridique (figurant a l’annuaire de telephones). incluyendo la desestimacion o anulacion de los alegatos. en el mismo momento que usted presente su respuesta por escrito al Tribunal.

Vous pouvez revue ces documents. THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO EACH SHERIFF OF THE STATE: You are commanded to serve this summons and a copy of the complaint in this lawsuit on the above-named person.910(a). Summons: Personal Service on an Individual (9/00) Χ−194 .Nom et adresse de la partie qui depose cette citation: Les photocopies de tous les documents tribunals de cette cause.) Les documents de l’avenir de ce proces seront envoyer a l’ adresse que vous donnez au bureau du greffier. sont disponible au bureau du greffier. y compris le rejet ou la suppression d’un ou de plusieurs actes de procedure. sur demande. Tout refus de les fournir pourra donner lieu a des sanctions. Il faut aviser le greffier de votre adresse actuelle. DATED: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By: Deputy Clerk Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Notice of Current Address.285 des regles de procedure du droit de la famille de la Floride exige que l’on remette certains renseignements et certains documents ′a la partie adverse. (Vous pouvez deposer _ Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. ATTENTION: La regle 12.915. y compris des arrets.

After completing this form. On this form. before he or she helps you. a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer.910(a). Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. you should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where your petition was filed and attach a copy to the Summons: Personal Service on an Individual. Where can I look for more information? Before proceeding.. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. A nonlawyer helping you fill out these forms also must put his or her name. Do not forget to attach to the summons a copy of your initial petition and any other papers you want personally served on the other party. You should also keep a copy for your records. This form should be typed or printed in black ink. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. If a nonlawyer helps you fill out these forms.900 (a). Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(i). Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. If this is a domestic violence case and you want to keep your address confidential for safety reasons. Special notes. PROCESS SERVICE MEMORANDUM When should this form be used? You should use this form to give the sheriff’s department (or private process server) instructions for serving the other party in your case with the Summons: Personal Service on an Individual. for additional information. and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of every form he or she helps you complete. telephone. that person must give you a copy of Disclosure from Nonlawyer. do not enter your address.910(b). Remember. You can also include a map to the other person’s home or work place to help the sheriff find the person and deliver the summons..910(a).INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12. Instead. and fax information at the bottom of this form. address. Process Service Memorandum (9/00) .910(a). you should read “General Information for Self-Represented Litigants” found at the beginning of these forms. You should read the instructions for Summons: Personal Service on an Individual. and other papers to be served. write “confidential” in the spaces provided for that information and file Petitioner’s Request for Confidential Filing of Address.910(b). you can tell the sheriff’s department the best times to find the person at work and/or at home. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.

do not enter this information if your address or telephone number need to be kept confidential for safety reasons.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. describe what type of weapon(s): SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Dated: _________________________________________ Signature of Party *Printed Name: *Address: *City. If the party to be served owns. has. PROCESS SERVICE MEMORANDUM ( ) Sheriff of Division ( ) Private process server: Please serve the {name of document(s)} in the above-styled cause upon: Party: {full legal name} Address or location for service: Work Address: TO: County. IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. Petitioner. and . State.: Division: . Process Service Memorandum (9/00) . FLORIDA Case No. Florida. instead write “confidential” in the spaces provided and file Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. Zip: *Telephone Number: *Fax Number: * If this is a domestic violence case.980(i). Petitioner’s Request for Confidential Filing of Address.910(b). and/or is known to have guns or other weapons. Respondent.

{full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer} . {phone} . fill out this form. Process Service Memorandum (9/00) . HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: [ fill in all blanks] I. . . helped {name} {state} who is the petitioner. located at {street} . . {city} a nonlawyer. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM.910(b).

  which  are  listed  in  section  1  of  this  form. Certificate of Compliance  with Mandatory Disclosure (10/11)  .  Any documents that have already been served  under the requirements for temporary or initial proceedings.  2  business  days  before  the  hearing  on  temporary  relief.INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE FORM 12.      In  addition.  After completing this form.  you  should  complete  the  Family  Law  Financial  Affidavit.  there  are  separate  mandatory  disclosure  requirements  that  apply  to  temporary  financial  hearings.m.285(c)  and  (k)  but  must  be  sent  to  the  other  party. you should complete the Family Law Financial  Affidavit (Short Form).  seeking  modification.    The  mandatory  disclosure  rule  applies  to  all  original  and  supplemental  dissolution  of  marriage  cases.902(b).    Each party must provide the other party with the documents listed in section 2 of this form if  the  relief  being  sought  is  permanent  regardless  of  whether  it  is  an  initial  or  supplemental  proceeding. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.    What should I do next?   After you have provided the other party all of the financial information and documents and have  filed this form certifying that you have complied with this rule.  the  financial  affidavit  and  child  support  guidelines worksheet are the only documents that may be required to be filed with the court  under  Florida  Family  Law  Rules  of  Procedure  12.  The responding party must either deliver the required documents to the party  seeking  temporary  relief  on  or  before  5:00  p. you are under a continuing duty  Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.  then  the  mandatory disclosure requirements begin again.000.    The  party  seeking  temporary  financial  relief  must  serve  these  documents  on  the  other  party  with  the  notice  of  temporary  financial hearing.    Of  the  documents  listed  on  this  form. CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH MANDATORY DISCLOSURE (10/11)   When should this form be used?   Mandatory disclosure requires each party in a dissolution of marriage case to provide the other  party with certain financial information and documents..  or  mail  (postmark)  them  to  the  other  party  seeking  temporary  relief  7  days  before the hearing on temporary financial relief.    If  a  supplemental  petition  is  filed.902(c).000  or  more.  These documents must be provided by  mail or hand delivery to the other party within 45 days of service of the petition for dissolution  of  marriage  or  supplemental  petition  for  modification  on  the  respondent.  If your individual  gross  annual  income  is  $50. you should file the  original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where your case is filed and keep a copy  for your records.  If your  individual gross annual income is under $50.932.  You should use this form to notify the court and the  other party that you have complied with the mandatory disclosure rule.  A copy of this form must be mailed or hand delivered to any other party in  your case.932. do not need to be reserved again  in  the  same  proceeding.    This form should be typed or printed in black ink. all other documents should be sent to the other party but not filed with the court.  except  simplified  dissolution  of  marriage  cases  and  cases  where  the  respondent  is  served  by  constructive service and does not answer.

  before  he  or  she  helps  you. and telephone number on the bottom of the  last page of every form he or she helps you complete.  Refer to the instructions regarding the petition in your case  to determine how you should proceed after filing this form.  If a nonlawyer helps you fill out  these forms. Certificate of Compliance  with Mandatory Disclosure (10/11)  . Florida Family Law  Rules  of  Procedure  Form  12.932.  Therefore. address. that person must give you a copy of a Disclosure from Nonlawyer.  by  serving  the  appropriate  interrogatory  form.    Remember.285.  either  party  may  ask  the  other party to complete the Family Law Financial Affidavit.930(b) (original proceedings) or (c)  (modification proceedings)).902(b)  or  (c).  the  originals  must  be  produced  for  inspection if the other party requests to see them.    Any portion of the mandatory disclosure rule may be modified by order of the judge or agreement  of the parties.  however. For further information.    Where can I look for more information?   Before proceeding. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure  Form  12. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.  Family  Law  Rules  of  Procedure  Form  12.  which  is  required in all cases and cannot be waived.to promptly give the other party any information or documents that change your financial status  or that make the information already provided inaccurate. see rule 12.  You should not file with the clerk any  of  the  documents  listed  in  the  certificate  of  compliance  other  than  the  financial  affidavit  and  child support guidelines worksheet.902(c). you should read “General Information for Self‐Represented Litigants” found at  the beginning of these forms.900(a).    This  exception  does  not  apply  to  the  Financial  Affidavit.    A  nonlawyer  helping  you  fill  out  these forms also must put his or her name.  Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.    Although  the  financial  affidavits  are  based  on  individual  gross  income.  (See  Standard  Family  Law  Interrogatories. you and your spouse may agree that you will not require each other to  produce  the  documents  required  under  the  mandatory  disclosure  rule. Florida Family Law Rules of  Procedure.     Special notes…   You  may  provide  copies  of  required  documents. a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer.

___ Financial Affidavit       (     ) Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. FOR TEMPORARY FINANCIAL RELIEF. ___(     ) All personal (1040) federal tax.          CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH MANDATORY DISCLOSURE     I. ___  Financial Affidavit     (     ) Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.  c. if not reflected on the pay stubs produced. and K‐1 for the past year because the income tax return  for the past year has not been prepared.  [Check all that apply]  a.902(c) (long form)  b.  d.  IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. or     (    ) IRS forms W‐2. ___(     ) All personal (1040) federal and state income tax returns. 1099.  IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.285  as  follows:    1.932. gift tax returns. and  intangible personal property tax returns for the preceding 3 years.  certify  that  I  have  complied  with  the  mandatory  disclosure  required  by  Florida  Family  Law  Rule  12. ___ Pay stubs or other evidence of earned income for the 3 months before the service  of the financial affidavit. FOR INITIAL. gift tax.  c.902(c) (long form)  b. ONLY:  The date the following documents were served:                         . and intangible personal property tax  returns for the preceding year.   (    ) IRS forms W‐2. {full legal name}               .:  Division:                                                                           .  Respondent. ___ Pay stubs or other evidence of earned income for the 3 months before the service  of the financial affidavit. or         (     ) Transcript of tax return as provided by IRS form 4506‐T. ___  A statement identifying the source and amount of all income for the 3 months  before the service of the financial affidavit.  Petitioner.    and                                                                           .902(b) (short form)      (     ) Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. AND PERMANENT FINANCIAL RELIEF:  The date the following documents were served:                         . 1099. SUPPLEMENTAL. Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure  (10/11)  . and K‐1 for the past year because the income tax return  for the past year has not been prepared.    2.  [Check all that apply]  a. FLORIDA    Case No.902(b) (short form)    (     ) Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.    Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.

 deferred compensation. all written agreements entered into between the  parties at any time since the order to be modified was entered.  f.932. ___ All brokerage account statements for the last 12 months. 403(b).  g. ___ All documents and tangible evidence relating to claims for an unequal distribution  of marital property. or nonmarital  status of an asset or debt. ___ The declaration page. ___ All periodic statements for the last 3 months for all checking accounts and for the  last year for all savings accounts. ___ All deeds to real estate in which I presently own or owned an interest within the  past 3 years. and trust tax returns for the last 3 tax years. money market funds. 401(k). KEOGH. ___ Any court order directing that I pay or receive spousal support (alimony) or child  support. ___ Most recent statement for any pension. and the certificate for any group  insurance for all life insurance policies insuring my life or the life of me or my spouse.  j. etc. All promissory notes in which I presently own or owned an interest within  the last 12 months. SEP.  n. the last periodic statement.  o.e. All present leases in which I own an interest.  m.    I  certify  that  a  copy  of  this  document  was  [Check  one  only]  (    )  mailed  (    )  faxed  and  mailed   (    ) hand delivered to the person(s) listed below on {date}      . All  promissory notes on which I presently owe or owned within the past year. ___ All loan applications and financial statements prepared for any purpose or used for  any purpose within the 12 months preceding the service of the financial affidavit. or  retirement plan (for example. IRA.  h. ___ All health and dental insurance cards covering either me or my spouse and/or our  dependent child(ren).  l. certificates of deposit. enhancement or appreciation in nonmarital property. Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure  (10/11)  .) and summary plan  description for any such plan in which I am a participant or alternate payee. ___  Corporate.  p.  q.  All lease  agreements I presently owe.  k.    Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. profit sharing. ___ If a modification proceeding. ___ All premarital and marital agreements between the parties to this case. ___ All credit card and charge account statements and other records showing my (our)  indebtedness as of the date of the filing of this action and for the prior 3 months.  i. in which I have  an ownership or interest greater than or equal to 30%. partnership. etc.

 Zip:                           Fax Number:             Dated:                   Signature of Party  Printed Name:   Address:   City. L. I further understand that the punishment  for  knowingly  making  a  false  statement  or  incomplete  disclosure  includes  fines  and/or  imprisonment. {phone}______________________. State. Fam. unless otherwise  indicated with specificity.932.  or  stamp  commissioned  name  of  notary or clerk.  type.    Other party or his/her attorney:    Name:               Address:                 City. helped {name}  who is the [Check one only]       petitioner or       respondent. P.                    .]           Personally known           Produced identification     Type of identification produced              IF  A  NONLAWYER  HELPED  YOU  FILL  OUT  THIS  FORM.      . {full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer}   a nonlawyer. fill out this form. 12. located at {street}____________________________________.  .  .  HE/SHE  MUST  FILL  IN  THE  BLANKS  BELOW: [fill in all blanks]  I. State.285 and that. Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure  (10/11)  . {city}  {state}___________________. R.I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the accuracy of my compliance with  the mandatory disclosure requirements of Fla. this disclosure is complete.    Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12. Zip:   Telephone Number:   Fax Number:   STATE OF FLORIDA    COUNTY OF             Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on                                by         NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK      [Print.

Dating violence injunction. Annulment. or • An order was entered in that case that may conflict with an order on the same issues in the new case. the petitioner must file this form with the court and then serve a copy on the following: • All the parties in the related cases. If you are not sure whether or not another case is related.INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA RULE OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION 2.085(d) NOTICE OF RELATED CASES FORM Who should complete this form? Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2. Modification or enforcement of any court orders entered in any of the above cases. Adoption. or • It affects the court's jurisdiction to proceed. so less trips to the courthouse are necessary. Juvenile delinquency. you should complete the form and let the court decide whether or not coordination of the cases is warranted. and • The Case Management Unit of the Administrative Office of the Courts. as well as coordinate hearings. Name change.085(d) requires the petitioner in a family case to file this form with the court if a related case is “known or reasonably ascertainable” at the time the petitioner files the initial pleading in any of the following family case types: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Dissolution of marriage/divorce. If you believe you have more than one related case. . Truancy. Sexual violence injunction. Paternity. Civil domestic violence injunction or repeat violence injunction. Temporary or Concurrent Custody of Minor Child by Extended Family Member When is another case “related”? Another case may be “related” and should be included on this form if any of the following apply: • It involves any of the same parties. Child support. Marriage license for a minor. This information will help prevent the court from issuing an order which conflicts with another court order that may have been issued. or • An order in the new case may conflict with an order in the earlier litigation. where possible. children or issues and it is pending at the time the petitioner files any of the above cases. Child custody or child visitation. What should I do after completing this form? After completing this form. Why is it important to complete this form? The filing of this form will ensure the court is aware of other related cases. CINS/FINS (“Children in Need of Services” or “Family in Need of Services”). Declaratory judgment actions related to marital or post-marital agreements. Emancipation of a minor. Juvenile dependency. please complete a separate form for each case. Support unconnected with dissolution of marriage. UIFSA (or “Uniform Interstate Family Support Act”). Termination of parental rights.

and (2) All the parties in the related case(s). Florida. Smith v. In Re: the matter of R. Administrative Office of the Courts. MINOR CHILD (REN) OF ANY OF THE PARTIES: Name: ____________________________________________________ Date of Birth: ___________________ Sex: _____ Name: ___________________________________________________ Date of Birth: ___________________ Sex: _____ Name: ___________________________________________________ Date of Birth: ___________________ Sex: _____ Name: ___________________________________________________ Date of Birth: ___________________ Sex: _____ II. S.) Case No.: ________________________________ “ Domestic Relations/Family Law Division “ Juvenile Delinquency Division “ Juvenile Dependency Division “ Domestic Violence Division LETTER DIVISION: _______ NOTICE OF RELATED CASE Please complete all sections which apply: I. . 800 East Twiggs Street. CASE NO. Room 208. and _____________________________________________ Respondent [Date of Birth: _______________].IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. Smith. Jones. you should complete the form and let the court decide whether or not coordination of the cases is warranted.. please complete a separate form for each case. etc. State v. Case Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________ (example. Tampa. YOU MUST SEND OR FAX A COPY OF THIS FORM TO: (1) Case Management Unit. RELATED CASE: If you believe you have more than one related case. If you are not sure whether or not another case is related. Phone: 813-272-5173. FLORIDA ____________________________________________ Petitioner [Date of Birth: _______________]. Fax: 813-301-3729.: ___________________________________ Division: _________________ County Filed: __________________ Approximate Date Filed: _______________________ Attorney(s)/Lawyer(s): ____________________________________ Case Type: 9 Dissolution of Marriage 9 Juvenile Dependency 9 Termination of Parental Rights 9 Paternity 9 Juvenile Delinquency 9 Domestic/Repeat Violence Injunction 9 Child Support 9 Emancipation of Minor 9 Dating Violence Injunction 9 Child Custody 9 CINS/FINS 9 Sexual Violence Injunction 9 Child Visitation 9 Marriage License for Minor 9 Truancy 9 UIFSA 9Annulment 9 Declaratory Judgment Actions 9 Adoption 9 Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage 9 Name Change 9 Modification/Enforcement of Orders in Any of the Cases Above 9 Temporary or Concurrent Custody of Minor Child by Extended Family Member How may the case be related? ________________________________________________________________________ Will assignment to one judge or another method of coordination conserve judicial resources and promote efficient determination of the action? 9 Yes 9 No Name of Person Completing this Form: __________________________________________________________________ (please print) Signature: _________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________ Title (if applicable): ______________________________________ Bar Number (if applicable): _________________________ AFTER FILING WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT. 33602.

900 (a). Court Approved Family Law Form 12. a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of every form he or she helps you complete.912(b). This form should be typed or printed in black ink. You must also attach copies of all verifications of nonmilitary service that you received from each branch of the United States’ military service.INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12. you should sign the form before a notary public or deputy clerk. You are requesting that the court enter a default judgment against the other person. Nonmilitary Affidavit (9/00) .912(b). Special notes..922(a). You must file the original of this form with Florida Supreme the clerk of the circuit court when you file your Motion for Default. You ABSOLUTELY KNOW FOR CERTAIN that the other person is NOT in the military service. NONMILITARY AFFIDAVIT When should this form be used? You should use this form when ALL of the following statements are true: • • • • The other person in your case has been served. address. before he or she helps you. Remember. that person must give you a copy of Disclosure from Nonlawyer.. The other person in your case has not responded to your petition. You should keep a copy for your records. whether by personal service or constructive service. Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. After completing this form. If a nonlawyer helps you fill out these forms. A nonlawyer helping you fill out these forms also must put his or her name. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.

DATED: Signature of Petitioner Printed Name: Address: City. and . I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this affidavit and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment.S.] Personally known Produced identification Type of identification produced Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. 2. FLORIDA Case No. Nonmilitary Affidavit (9/00) . certify I. {full legal name} that the following information is true: [ √ all that apply] 1. NONMILITARY AFFIDAVIT . being sworn. or stamp commissioned name of notary or clerk.: Division: . State. IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. Public Health Service to determine whether the Respondent is a member of the armed services and am attaching certificates stating that Respondent is not now in the armed services. Petitioner. I have inquired of the armed services of the United States and the U. I know of my own personal knowledge that Respondent is not on active duty in the armed services of the United States.912(b). type. Zip: Telephone Number: Fax Number: STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF HILLSBOROUGH Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on by . _________________________________________ NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK _____ [Print. Respondent.

{city} . who is the petitioner. helped {name} . Nonmilitary Affidavit (9/00) . {phone} . a nonlawyer. located at {street} . {full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer} . {state} . Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. fill out this form.912(b).IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM. HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: [ fill in all blanks] I.

For further information. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure.900 (a).080.922(b). family law intake staff. you should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where you filed your petition and keep a copy for your records. Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.500.140.922(b).922(a). so that the judge can consider your petition. If a nonlawyer helps you fill out these forms.923. a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. Generally. concerning the time within which a party can file an answer or other responsive pleading to a petition. you will need to complete Motion for Default.922(a). before he or she helps you. and 12. This form should be typed or printed in black ink. that person must give you a copy of Disclosure from Nonlawyer. Motion for Default. you must ask for a hearing. you should read “General Information for Self-Represented Litigants” found at the beginning of these forms. Remember. Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.922(a). Special notes. DEFAULT When should these forms be used? If the other party has failed to file or serve any documents within 20 days after the date of service of your petition. and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of every form he or she helps you complete. Florida Supreme Court To obtain a default. so that the clerk can enter a default for you if your motion is proper. and 12. To do this. see rule 1. concerning defaults and rule 1. A copy of the notice of hearing must be mailed or handdelivered to each party in the case.. you can request a trial or final hearing in your case. Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms 12. You will then need to file your motion for default along with the Default. Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. a default allows you to obtain an earlier final hearing to finish your case. Once the default is signed by the clerk. After completing this form. MOTION FOR DEFAULT. Where can I look for more information? Before proceeding. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. See also rule 12. You must send a notice of final hearing to the defaulted party. with the clerk. A nonlawyer helping you fill out these forms also must put his or her name. you may ask the clerk of the circuit court to enter a default against him or her by filling out this form and filing it with the court. you must contact the clerk’s office. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. address. What should I do next? After the default has been entered. Approved Family Law Form 12.922(b). or judicial assistant to schedule a hearing and file a Notice of Hearing (General).. Default (9/00) .INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORMS 12.

I certify that a copy of this document was [ √ one only] ( hand delivered to the person(s) listed below on {date} Other party or his/her attorney: Name: Address: City. {city} a nonlawyer. {phone} . Motion for Default (9/00) . FLORIDA Case No. Signature of Petitioner Printed Name: Address: City. . helped {name} {state} who is the petitioner.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. {full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer} .: Division: . HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: [ fill in all blanks] I. MOTION FOR DEFAULT (D1270) TO THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT: PLEASE ENTER A DEFAULT AGAINST RESPONDENT WHO HAS FAILED TO RESPOND TO THE PETITION. Petitioner. Respondent. and . Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.922(a). fill out this form. located at {street} . . . State. Zip: Telephone Number: Fax Number: IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM. Zip: Fax Number: Dated: ) mailed ( ) faxed and mailed ( ) . State.

State. located at {street} . Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12. {full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer} . DEFAULT (D1271) A default is entered in this action against Respondent for failure to serve or file a response or any paper as is required by law. Zip: Fax Number: Dated: ) mailed ( ) faxed and mailed ( ) . and . HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: [ fill in all blanks] I. IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. Default (9/00) . {city} a nonlawyer. . Signature of Petitioner Printed Name: Address: City.922(b). Respondent.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. FLORIDA Case No. helped {name} {state} who is the petitioner.: Division: . Zip: Telephone Number: Fax Number: IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM. . {phone} . State. . Petitioner. fill out this form. Dated: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By: Deputy Clerk I certify that a copy of this document was [ √ one only] ( hand delivered to the person(s) listed below on {date} Other party or his/her attorney: Name: Address: City.

108(2)(b)  .  28.000 per year    $120.05(2)(a)  28.24(8)    61.015 & 28.241(1)(c)  28.00  $400. Alimony)  Affidavit of Delinquency  Notice of Delinquency fee  Driver License/Non Payment of Child Support  Verification form  $442. Alias. and Pluries)  Issue & filing a subpoena  Signing and sealing a subpoena  Copies  Certification  Notary fee  Approving Bond  Administering oath  Exemplified certificate  Clerk Certificate  Child Support Fees  Judgment payoff statement (Child Support)  Payment History (Child Support.22  $50.241(6)  28.14(6)(b)1.108(2)(b)  44.00 per year  $7.00  $395.00  $400.Fee Schedule For Family Law Cases  (These fees are effective June 1.24(3)  117.000 per year  Family income less than $50.14(6)(f)1.241(1)(a)  28.00  $7.00  $7.                         $300.00  $408.241(1)(a)  63.00  $442.00 +$1.00  $442.00  $100.24(25)  28.24(5)(a)  28.0195 & 28.00  $42.241(1)(c)  28.00    $25.00  $300.00 (each )  $8.00 plus copy and  28.00  $25.50  $3.00  $295.102 & 28.241(1)(a)  68.241(1)(a)  743.241(18)(a)  28.14(6)(f)1  28.00 ‐ $2.101 & 28.101 & 28.00  $414.00  $25.  (2) $100.24(18)(b)  28.00  $2.241(2).241(1)(a)  28.00 (Second DCA)  28.24(8)    Mediation (payable to The Clerk of the Circuit Court)  Family income greater than $50.241(1)(a)  28.241(1)(a)  682.24(5)(a).087 & 28.  61.241 & 28.241(1)(d)  28.00 (per page)  $2.241(1)(a)  751.00  Fee  Statute Reference  63.00  $10.b. removed (Emancipation) *  Temporary Custody by Extended Family Member *   Name Change *  Counter Petition for case indicated with *  Dissolution of Marriage **  All other Family Law actions not listed above **  Counter Petition for case indicated with **  Sealing Fee  Attorney appearing Pro Hac Vice  Notice of Appeal                                                                       (Requires 2 separate checks:   (1) $300.24(16)  28.25(13)  28. 2009)  Clerk fees (payable to The Clerk of the Circuit Court):  Type  Adoption *  Termination of Parental Rights *  Delayed Birth Certificate *  Disabilities of nonage.00  $1.00  $188.000 but less than  $100.00 made payable to the Second District  Court of Appeals.07 & 28.00  $10.00  $7.24(8)  61.03 & 28.241(1)(b)  28.00  $60.101  28.00  $1.                           $100.24(5)(a)  28.00 for certifying  made payable to  Clerk of the Circuit Court)  Reopen fee  Writ of Garnishment issued  Issuing a Summons (Initial.00  44.                     certification fee (Clerk)     35.24(3).00 per page of entire Notice of  Appeal and $2.50  $7.24(19)  38.00  28.

 of age: _______________    Attorney Information:  Legal Name: ____________________________________________________________  (Last)      (First)      (Middle)    Address: _______________________________________________________________    ________________________________________________________________  City      State          Zip  .  To assist our office in completing this process please  complete the below information sheet and submit it at the time of filing your petition. The  DH513 Form must be submitted to the Office of Vital Statistics.   Style of Case: _______________ VS ________________                Case Number: ____________________    Husband’s Information:  Legal Name: ____________________________________________________________  (Last)      (First)        (Middle)    Address: _______________________________________________________________    ________________________________________________________________  City      State          Zip    Wife’s Information:  Legal Name: ____________________________________________________________  (Last)      (First)      (Middle)    Address: _______________________________________________________________    ________________________________________________________________  City      State          Zip    Maiden Name: _________________________  Was Maiden name restored?     Yes___  No___    Place of Marriage: ___________________________________________________________    (County)      (State)    Date of Marriage: ________________________________________________________  (Month)    (Date)      (Year)    Number of Children: _____________      Under 18yrs.Clerk of the Circuit Court  Hillsborough County    A DH513 Form must be completed each time a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage or Annulment  is entered.

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