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CODE AND RULES OF EVIDENCE
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The Code and Rules of Evidence Committee (CREC) invites comment on proposed three-year cycle amendments to the Florida Rules of Evidence PDF document opens in new window Interested persons have until August 15, 2015, to submit comments electronically to the committee chair, Peter A. Sartes, II, at peter@greeklaw.com and to the Bar staff liaison, Greg Zhelesnik, at gzhelesnik@flabar.org


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Amendments in chapter 2013-107, Laws of Florida, to sections 90.702 and 90.704, Florida Statutes16-14-0Chapter 2013-107, Laws of Florida, amended sections 90.702 and 90.704, Florida Statutes by making them conform to cases and rules following U.S. Supreme Court cases on expert witnesses. Chapter 2013-107 also overrules Marsh v. Valyou, 977 So. 2d 543 (Fla. 2007). CREC intends to recommend to the Florida Supreme Court that it not adopt chapter 2013-107 as a rule of evidence, to the extent it is procedural.
Amendments in chapter 2013-108, Laws of Florida, to section
766.102, Florida Statutes
24-0-1Chapter 2013-108, Laws of Florida, amended section 766.102, Florida Statutes, to restrict the kinds of expert witnesses that may testify in a medical-malpractice case about standards of care. Chapter 2013-108 also deleted language preserving a trial court’s power otherwise to qualify or disqualify an expert witness. CREC intends to recommend that the Florida Supreme Court not adopt chapter 2013-108 as a rule of evidence, to the extent it is procedural.
Amendments in chapter 2014-35, Laws of Florida, to section 90.204(4), Florida Statutes.24-1-0Chapter 2014-35, Laws of Florida, amended section 90.204(4), Florida Statutes, to enable a Family court to take judicial notice of certain facts under particular circumstances. CREC intends to recommend to the Florida Supreme Court that it adopt chapter 2014-35 as a rule of evidence, to the extent it is procedural.

FAMILY LAW RULES COMMITTEE
OUT-OF-CYCLE AMENDMENTS

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Interested persons have until September 1, 2015, to submit comments electronically to the committee chair, Charles Cole Jeffries, ccjeffries@earthlink.net and to the Bar staff liaison, Greg Zhelesnik, at gzhelesnik@flabar.org

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12.005.17-0-0The proposed amendment reflects the anticipated effective date of the set of proposed amended rules.
12.010.17-0-0The proposed amendment to subdivision (a)(2) replaces reference to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure with reference to the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.015.22-0-0The proposed amendment updates the list of Family Law Rules Committee adopted forms. Specifically:
- newly created forms 12.911(a)–(e) are inserted in the list at numbers (15)–(19);
- currently existing form 12.930(d) is inserted at number (29);
- newly created form 12.975 is inserted at number (31); and
- currently existing forms 12.984(a)–(d) are inserted at numbers (32)–(35).

The remaining items have been renumbered appropriately considering the above listed proposed amendments.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.020.15-0-1The proposed amendment removes the application of the Civil Procedure Rules to the Family Law Rules. In its place, the Committee proposes retitling and rewriting this rule to be a definitional rule which refers users to the Family Law Glossary at the beginning of the Family Law Forms. This proposed amendment helps self-represented litigants by providing a singular location to look for the correct terminology.
12.030.17-0-0The proposed amendment replaces the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.030 with a general reference to the Rules of Judicial Administration or an applicable statute.
12.050.14-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.050. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.050 with minor changes. Specifically, the rule now refers to “family law matters” and removes the term “complaint,” replacing it with “petition,” in keeping with the correct family law terminology.
12.060.15-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.060. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.060 with minor changes. Specifically, cross references to rule 1.070 in subdivisions (a) and (b) are replaced by cross references to Family Law Rule 12.070. Editorial changes were made in subdivisions (a) and (b) for ease of reading.
12.070.17-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.070. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.070 in subdivisions (a)(1), (b)–(c), and (f)–(k).

Specifically, the existing subdivision (a) was deleted and replaced with language from subdivision (a) of rule 1.070. Subdivision (b) has been renumbered to subdivision (a)(2) and has been retitled. Existing subdivision (c) has been renumbered to subdivision (e). Subdivision (l) has been amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.420 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.420.

Archaic language has been removed throughout the entire rule. Family law terminology has replaced civil terminology. Specifically, “petitioner” replaces “plaintiff,” “respondent” replaces “defendant,” and “petition” replaces “complaint.”
12.071.19-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.071. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.071 with no changes.
12.080.19-0-0The proposed amendment to subdivision (c)(1) replaces a cross reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.070 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.070.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.090.19-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.090. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.090.

Specifically, the existing text of the rule is renumbered and titled as subdivision (a). Subdivisions (b)–(d) consist of language incorporated from rule 1.090. Subdivision (b) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.540 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.540.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.100.18-0-0The proposed amendment retitles the rule and deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.100 and the existing rule language. In place of the deleted language, the amendment incorporates rule 1.100 language at subdivisions (a), (b), (c)(1), and (c)(2)–(c)(3).

Specifically:

Subdivision (c)(1) removes reference to forfeiture proceedings as they do not relate to family law cases.

The amendment creates new subdivisions (c)(1)(A)–(c)(1)(I) to create uniformity and provide a clear template to utilize and follow to properly identify the type of action initiated.

New subdivision (c)(2) is added to create a standardized manner of captioning actions, whether in an original proceeding or a post-judgment proceeding.

Subdivision (c)(3) is amended to replace the cross reference to Civil Procedure Form 1.997 with a cross reference to Family Law Form 12.928.

Subdivision (c)(4) is amended to replace cross references. Specifically, the amendment removes the cross reference to Civil Procedure Form 1.998 and replaces a cross reference to rule 1.420 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.420.

Subdivision (d) replaces the civil language regarding Motion in Lieu of Scire Facias with language regarding Notice of Related Cases.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.110.19-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.110. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.110 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (b) is amended to include terms that properly represent the nomenclature used in family law matters and remove the phrases “claim” and “claimant.”

Subdivision (c) is added to address those circumstances where verification is by an individual (i.e., financial affidavits). This amendment derives from language that was contained in rule 1.110 but has since moved to rule 1.115(e).

Subdivision (d) is amended to update terminology. “Answers” replaces “ defenses,” “allegations” replaces “averments,” and “pleader” replaces “defendant.”

Subdivision (e) is amended to delete the list of specific affirmative defenses that are required to be plead and replace it with a general statement of “affirmative defenses allowed by law” as many civil affirmative defenses are inapplicable to family law matters. An editorial punctuation change is made after the cross reference to rule 12.140, replacing the civil semi-colon with a comma.

Subdivision (f) is amended to replace the phrase “amount of damages” with the phrase “the relief requested” and to replace the term “averments” with the term“allegations.”

Subdivision (g) is amended to replace the term “averments” with the term “allegations.”

Subdivision (i) is amended to remove the term “complaint.” The amendment also adds a sentence requiring proceedings to modify a final judgment be initiated only by this subdivision and not by motion.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.120.14-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.120. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.120 with minor changes.

Subdivision (a) is amended to begin with the clause “Unless required by statute.”

The term “aver” and its derivations have been replaced with the term “allege” and its derivations. Archaic language has also been removed.
12.130.14-0-1The proposed amendment to subdivision (a) adds the clause “or otherwise required by law.” Also, to simplify the rule, the language “a copy of the bonds, notes, bills of exchange, contracts, accounts or other” is deleted.
12.140.14-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.140. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.140 with changes to bring the rule in accord with family law matters, including using the correct terminology. Specifically:

Subdivision (a)(1) has been amended to refer to the appropriate types of pleadings that would require responses in family law matters and the parties as “petitioner” and “respondent.”

Subdivision (a)(2) has been deleted as the rule 1.140 language does not apply to family law matters. Subsequent subdivisions have been renumbered.

Subdivision (d) has been amended to more accurately cross reference subdivisions (b)(1)–(b)(7).

The term “defenses” has been replaced by the term “responses” throughout the rule. Archaic language has also been removed.
12.150.14-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.150. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.150 while removing archaic language.

Subdivision (b) has been amended to delete the last sentence from rule 1.150(b).
12.160.14-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.160. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.160 while removing language to simplify the rule. Archaic language has also been removed.
12.170.19-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.170. The amendment incorporates the language from rule 1.170 with minor changes. Specifically:

The title of the rule is amended to read “Counterpetitions and Crossclaims” to more clearly reflect the substance of the rule in the context of family law matters.

Subdivisions (a), (b), (e), and (h) are amended to replace the term “counterclaim” with the term “counterpetition” where appropriate to keep with the correct family law terminology.

Subdivision (f) is amended to add the phrase “or equity” as appropriate for family law matters.

Subdivision (g) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.080 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.080.

Subdivision (h) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.250 with a cross reference to rule 12.250.

Subdivision (i) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.270 with a cross reference to rule 12.270.

Subdivision (j) has been deleted as unnecessary in family law matters.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.180.19-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.180. The amendment incorporates language from rule 1.180 with minor changes. Specifically:

Subdivisions (a) and (b) are amended to replace cross references to rules 1.110, 1.140, and 1.170 with cross references to 12.110, 12.140, and 12.170, respectively.

Rule 1.180’s subdivision (a) has been broken into two parts for clarity and simplicity. The second of which is now numbered subdivision (b) and titled “Additional Claims.”

Throughout the rule civil terminology has been replaced with more accurate family law terminology. In particular, “petitioner” replaces “plaintiff,” “respondent” replaces “defendant,” and “petition” replaces “claim” and “complaint.” Archaic language has also been removed.
12.190.16-0-0The proposed amendment retitles the rule to remove reference to supplemental proceedings and deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.190. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.190 with two major changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (d) has been deleted because the term “supplemental” has a different connotation in family law matters than in civil cases. Maintaining reference to supplemental proceedings would cause confusion.

Subdivision (e) has been renumbered.

Subdivision (f) has been deleted because punitive damages do not occur in family law matters.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.200.21-0-0The proposed amendment to subdivision (a)(2), governing adoption proceedings, replaces “shall” with “may” to give the court discretion in scheduling of case management conferences. This change reflects the practice that has been regularly occurring statewide.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.201.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes this rule. Complex litigation does not apply to family law matters.
12.210.17-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.210. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.210 with minor changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) has been amended to properly address parties of interest and necessary parties in regards to family law matters.

Subdivision (b) has been amended to include incapacitated persons. Additionally, the subdivision was amended to provide that a representative of a minor, incapacitated, or incompetent person may “appear” in the proceeding, as opposed to “sue or defend.” This terminology is more appropriate for family law matters. The subdivision is also amended to give the court discretion in appointing a guardian ad litem or attorney ad litem.

New subdivision (c) is added to address that a minor child is not an indispensable party in a family law matter. Though this amendment makes the rule more expansive, it correctly reflects the status of minor children in family law matters.
12.230.14-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.230. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.230 while removing archaic language.
12.240.14-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.240. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.240 with minor terminology changes. In particular, “petitioner” replaces “plaintiff,” “party” replaces “ defendant,” “allege” replaces “aver,” and “counterpetition” replaces “counterclaim.”
12.250.14-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.250. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.250 while removing archaic language.

Subdivision (b) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.420 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.420.

Subdivision (c) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.190 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.190.
12.260.17-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.260. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.260 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a)(1) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.080 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.080. The subdivision is also amended to remove the 90 day limit for filing a motion for substitution and replaces this language with a discretionary substitution of parties by the court, as provided in Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.360(c), governing substitution of parties.

Subdivision (a)(2) is amended to replace “plaintiffs” with “petitioners” and “defendants” with “respondents.”

Subdivision (b) is amended to remove the reference to subdivision (a) regarding a motion for substitution, as this was deleted in subdivision (a).

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.270.17-0-0The proposed amendment retitles the rule and deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.270. Instead of incorporating the language of rule 1.270, the proposed amendment simply references Rule of Judicial Administration 2.545, regarding related cases and consolidation of cases.
12.280.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.280. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.280 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) is amended to incorporate rule 1.280 language regarding Discovery Methods. The subdivision is also amended to replace the cross references to rules 1.200, 1.340, and 1.370 with cross references to Family Law Rules 12.200, 12.340, and 12.370, respectively.

The existing family rule subdivision regarding Redaction of Personal Information has been renumbered as subdivision (b).

Subdivision (b) of rule 1.280 has been renumbered as subdivision (c).

Subdivision (c)(2) is amended to delete the last sentence, regarding the admissibility in evidence at trial of information concerning the indemnity agreement, as unnecessary since the admissibility of evidence is governed by the Florida Evidence Code and not by the rules.

Subdivision (c)(4) is amended to correct internal cross references to reflect the renumbering of subdivisions. The subdivision has also been amended to remove language that does not apply in family law matters. Specifically, reference to “surety, indemnitor, and insurer” is removed as these representatives are not applicable in family law matters.

Subdivision (c)(5) is amended to correct an internal cross reference to reflect the renumbering of subdivisions.

Subdivision (c)(5)(A)(ii) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.390 with a cross reference to rule 12.390.

Subdivision (c)(5)(A)(iii) is amended to correct an internal cross reference to reflect the renumbering of subdivisions.

Subdivision (c)(5)(B) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.360 with a cross reference to rule 12.360.

Subdivision (c)(5)(C) is amended to correct internal cross references to reflect the renumbering of subdivisions.

Subdivision (c)(5)(D) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.390 with a cross reference to rule 12.390.

Subdivision (d)(8) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.380 with a cross reference to rule 12.380.

Subdivision (f) is amended to correct an internal cross reference to reflect the renumbering of subdivisions.

Subdivision (i) is retitled and incorporates existing rule 12.280(e) into this subdivision by adding a reference to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420 regarding confidential records.

Subdivision (j) is amended to remove the reference to rule 2.425 since this is already referenced in subdivision (b).

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.281.19-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.281. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.281 while removing archaic language.
12.285.19-0-0The proposed amendment to subdivision (a)(3)(C) replaces the cross reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.280 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.380.

Subdivision (b)(1) is amended to add the term “relief” so that the correct terminology reads “temporary financial relief hearing.”

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.290.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.290. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.290 while removing archaic language.

Subdivision (a)(4) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.330 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.330.
12.300.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.300. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.300 while removing archaic language.
12.310.17-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.310. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.310 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.410 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.410. The terms “plaintiff” and “defendant” are replaced by “petitioner” and “respondent,” respectively.

Subdivision (b)(2) is amended to replace the term “plaintiff” with “petitioner.”

Subdivision (b)(4)(B) is amended to replace the outdated term “stenographer” with the term “court reporter.”

Subdivision (b)(5) is amended to replace cross references to rules 1.350 and 1.351 with cross references to rules 12.350 and 12.351, respectively.

Subdivision (b)(8) is amended to add language that the subdivision does not alter the requirements of rule 12.407 regarding the requirement for obtaining a court order before a minor may be deposed.

Subdivision (d) is amended to replace cross references to rules 1.310, 1.280, and 1.380 with cross references to 12.310, 12.280, and 12.380, respectively.

Subdivision (e) is amended to replace a cross reference to rule 1.330 with a cross reference to rule 12.330.

Subdivisions (f)(3)(A)–(f)(3)(B) is amended to replace a cross reference to rule 1.280 with a cross reference to rule 12.280.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.320.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.320. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.320 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.410 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.410. The sentence containing a reference to rule 1.310(b)(6) has been deleted as unnecessary and adequately covered by rule 12.310(b)(6).

Subdivision (b) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.310(c), (e), and (f) with a cross reference to rule 12.310(c), (e), and (f).

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.330.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.330. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.330 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a)(2) is amended to delete duplicitous language.

Subdivision (a)(5) is deleted as unnecessary given the provision of the remainder of the rule that would not otherwise prohibit the use of depositions taken before the substitution of parties.

Subdivision (a)(6) is deleted as it specifically deals with medical malpractice actions, which are not related to family law matters.

Subdivision (b) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.300 with a cross reference to Family Law rule 12.330.

Subdivision (d)(3) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.320 with a cross reference to rule 12.320.

Subdivision (d)(4) is amended to replace the cross references to rules 1.310 and 1.320 with cross references to rules 12.310 and 12.320, respectively.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.340.15-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.340. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.340 with changes and retains existing provisions of Family Law Rule 12.340. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) is retitled with the civil rule title. Additionally, the limit of 30 interrogatories is removed as family law matters limit interrogatories to 10 and this is addressed in subdivision (b). The term “petitioner” replaces the term “plaintiff.”

Subdivisions (a)(1)–(a)(2) are amended to delete the cross reference to rule 1.340 and to remove duplicitous language regarding a parties ability to serve less interrogatories.

Subdivision (c) is amended to remove the phrase “by the attorney making it” in order to keep with the goal of the Committee to make the Family Law Rules geared towards self-represented litigants. The cross reference to rule 1.380 is also replaced with a cross reference to rule 12.380. The term “respondent” replaces the term “defendant.”

Subdivision (e) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.280 with a cross reference to rule 12.380. The last sentence of the provision is removed as duplicitous and already addressed by subdivision (d).

Subdivision (f) is amended to remove an exhaustive string of clauses and add the language, “production of the records in lieu of a written response.” This amendment is to simplify the provision.

Subdivision (h) is amended to remove language regarding answers to interrogatories as this matter is already addressed in subdivision (d).

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.350.15-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.350. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.350 with minor changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) is amended to replace the archaic term “phono-records” with the phrase “audio, visual, or digital recordings.” The proposed amendment also replaces the cross references to rule 1.280 with cross references to Family Law Rule 12.280.

Subdivision (b) is amended to replace the term “plaintiff” with the term “petitioner.” The proposed amendment also replaces the cross reference to rule 1.380 with a cross reference to rule 12.380.

Subdivision (d) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.280 with a cross reference to rule 12.280.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.351.15-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.351. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.351 with changes to cross references. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) is amended to replace cross references to rules 1.350 and 1.310 with cross references to Family Law Rules 12.350 and 12.310, respectively.

Subdivision (b) is amended to replace a cross reference to rule 1.080 with a reference to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516.

Subdivision (c) is amended to replace cross references to rule 1.410 and 1.310 with cross references to rules 12.410 and 12.310, respectively.

Subdivision (d) is amended to replace a cross reference to rule 1.310 with a cross reference to rule 12.310.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.360.19-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.360. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.360 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a)(1) is amended to add language addressing issues common in family law proceedings, such as vocational testing and a party’s physical or mental conditions.

Subdivision (a)(1)(A) is amended to modify language to reflect the proper nomenclature used in family law matters.

Subdivision (a)(1)(C) is amended to remove the existing civil provision and replace the language with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.363, regarding the examination of a minor child.

Subdivision (a)(1)(D) is added to create a cross reference to rule 12.364, regarding social investigations.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.365.16-0-0The proposed amendment to subdivision (a) deletes the reference to and reliance on Civil Procedure Rule 1.360.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.370.16-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.370. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.370 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) is divided into subdivision (a)(1)–(a)(4) to simplify the reading of the rule for self-represented litigants.

Subdivision (a)(1) replaces a cross reference to rule 1.280 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.280. A reference to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.425 regarding the request for admission and any response is added. The term “petitioner” replaces the term “plaintiff.”

Subdivision (a)(3) is amended to replace the term “defendant” with the term “respondent.” A cross reference to rule 1.380 is also replaced with a cross reference to rule 12.380.

Subdivision (a)(4) is amended to replace a cross reference to rule 1.380 with a cross reference to rule 12.380.

Subdivision (b) is amended to replace a cross reference to rule 1.200 with a cross reference to rule 12.200.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.380.16-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.380. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.380 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a)(1) is amended to replace a cross reference to rule 1.310 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.310.

Subdivision (a)(2) is amended to replace cross references to rules 1.310, 1.320, 1.340, 1.350, 1.360, and 1.280 with cross references to rules 12.310, 12.320, 12.340, 12.350, 12.360, and 12.280, respectively. Language is also added referring to rule 12.285 regarding mandatory disclosure.

Subdivision (b)(2) is amended to replace cross references to rules 1.310, 1.320, and 1.360 with cross references to rules 12.310, 12.320, and 12.360, respectively.

Subdivisions (b)(2)(D)–(b)(2)(E) are amended to replace cross references to rule 1.360 with cross references to rule 12.360.

Subdivisions (c) and (c)(1) are amended to replace cross references to rule 1.370 with cross references to rule 12.370.

Subdivision (d) is amended to replace cross references to rules 1.310, 1.320, 1.340, 1.350, and 1.280 with cross references to rules 12.310, 12.320, 12.340, 12.350, and 12.280, respectively.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.390.15-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.390. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.390 with one change.

The proposed amendment to subdivision (b) replaces a cross reference to rule 1.330 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.330.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.407.19-2-0The proposed amendment retitles the rule by replacing “and” with “or.” The amendment adds language permitting the court to impose sanctions when this rule is violated to highlight the importance of this prerequisite. The rule is also amended for better clarity in reading.
12.410.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.410. The amendment retains language from existing provisions and incorporates language from rule 1.410 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) is amended to remove the cross reference to rule 1.410 from the existing provision language.

Subdivision (b)(2) is amended to remove the archaic term “praecipe.”

Subdivision (c) is amended to incorporate language from rule 1.410, while separating the subdivision into two smaller subdivisions for ease of reading.

Subdivision (c)(1) is amended to remove language describing the requirements of a person responding to a subpoena for discovery. The amendment also replaces the cross reference to rule 1.080 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.080.

Subdivision (c)(2) is retitled and amended to remove reference to rule 1.410.

Subdivision (d) is amended to remove the existing family law provision as this language is contained in subdivision (c)(1). The civil provision is added as a new subdivision (d)(1). The civil language is amended to remove the cross reference to rule 1.351.

Subdivision (d)(2) is retitled and amended to remove the cross reference to rule 1.410.

Subdivision (e) is amended to replace cross references to rules 1.310, 1.320, and 1.280 with cross references to rules 12.310, 12.320, and 12.280. The amendment also removes the requirement that the subpoena state the method for recording the testimony as this is unnecessary in family law matters

Subdivision (h) is amended to include guardians ad litem and attorneys ad litem as persons permitted to be present at the deposition of a minor. The amendment also includes a provision that the language of this rule does not alter the requirements of rule 12.407.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.420.15-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.420. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.420 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a)(1) is reworded for easier reading and clarity.

Subdivision (a)(1)(B) is amended to remove language that a dismissal is without prejudice. This language is incorporated into newly numbered subdivision (a)(3).

Subdivision (a)(2) is amended change the term “counterclaim” to “counterpetition.” The amendment also adds language requiring a counterpetition to be automatically dismissed if a notice of dismissal is filed regarding the original petition.

Subdivision (a)(3) is amended to incorporate language from civil subdivision (a)(1)(B) stating that a voluntary dismissal does not operate as an adjudication on the merits.

Subdivision (b) is amended to remove a cross reference to rule 1.090. The amendment deletes the last two sentences of the existing civil language and replaces it with more clearly written language regarding the types of involuntary dismissals that do not act as an adjudication on the merits.

Subdivision (c) is deleted because it is unnecessary and does not apply to family law matters.

Subdivision (d) is amended to be written more clearly for purposes of reading by self-represented litigants.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.430.15-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.430. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.430 while removing archaic language.
12.431.18-0-1The proposed amendment retitles the rule and deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.431. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.431 with some changes. Specifically:

New subdivision (a) is added. Since jury trials only occur in family law matters in extremely limited circumstances, this subdivision indicates this rule only applies to those situations.

The rest of the rule’s subdivision have been renumbered and archaic language has been removed.
12.440.15-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.440. The amendment retains existing language and incorporates the language of rule 1.440 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) is amended to change civil language into the correct nomenclature used in family law matters.

Subdivision (b) is amended to remove the phrase “whether the trial is to be by a jury or not” as a jury trial is of limited availability in family law matters.

Subdivision (c) retains the language from existing provision (a) in rule 12.440 and does not incorporate the language from rule 1.440 regarding liquidated damages as these are not applicable to family law matters.

Subdivision (d) of rule 1.440 is deleted as complex litigation is not applicable in family law matters.
12.442.16-0-0The proposed amendment deletes this rule. Proposals for settlement do not apply to family law matters.
12.450.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.450. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.450 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) is amended to remove references to jury trial. Language is also added to allow the court to require an offer to be made outside the hearing of the trier of fact.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.460.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.460, adds a reference to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.545, and incorporates the language of rule 1.460 as to what is required to be included in a motion for continuance.
12.470.19-0-0The proposed amendment retitles the rule and deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.470. The title was amended because the term “exceptions” has a different connotation in family law proceedings, and are required by rules 12.490 and 12.492.

Subdivision (a) is amended to incorporate the language of rule 1.470. This language is qualified by the reference to Family Law Rules 12.490 and 12.492, which specifically require “exceptions” to be filed in certain matters heard by general magistrates.

Subdivisions (b)–(c) incorporate the language of rule 1.470 while removing archaic language.
12.480.15-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.480. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.480 with minor changes.

Subdivisions (a)–(b) add the qualifying clause “if applicable” to indicate the limited applicability of the provisions to family law matters.

Subdivision (c) adds the term “rehearing” as family law matters may have either a new trial or rehearing depending on the circumstances.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.481.15-0-1The proposed amendment deletes this rule as inapplicable to family law proceedings. In those circumstances where there is a separate count in a family law matter that is civil in nature, the Rules of Civil Procedure would govern.
12.500.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.500. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.500 with minor changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) is amended to replace the term “paper” with the term “document.”

Subdivision (b) is amended to replace the terms “defend” and “paper” with the terms “respond” and “document,” respectively.

Subdivision (c) is amended to replace the term “paper” with the term “document” and to remove the term “progress” from in front of “docket.”

Subdivision (d) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.540 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.540.

Subdivision (e) is amended to change terminology. The terms “infant,” “incompetent,” “averment,” and “references” are replaced by the terms “minor,” “incapacitated,” “allegation,” and “referrals,” respectively. The amendment replaces a cross reference to rule 1.210 with a cross reference to rule 12.210. The amendment also adds guardian ad litem and attorney ad litem to the list of persons who may represent a minor or incapacitated person in the action.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.510.17-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.510. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.510 with some minor changes. Specifically:

Subdivisions (a)–(b) is amended to replace the term “claim” with the term “petition.”

Subdivision (c) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.080 with a cross reference to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516

Subdivision (e) is amended to replace the term “paper” with the term “documents.”

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.525.15-0-1The proposed amendment deletes this rule. As an exclusionary rule, this rule would be unnecessary in light of the accompanying amendments.
12.530.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.530. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.530.

Subdivision (f) is amended to add language that provides direction on procedure when a motion for rehearing or new trial is filed.

Subdivision (h) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.540 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.540.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.540.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.540. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.540 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivisions (a)–(b) are amended to remove the antiquated term “decree.”

The last paragraph of rule 1.540 is deleted as unnecessary.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.550.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.550. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.550 with minor changes to subdivision (a).

Subdivision (a) is amended to remove the archaic term “praecipe.”. The amendment also cleans up the subdivision for easier reading.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.570.19-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.560. The amendment retains existing family language and incorporates the language of rule 1.570 with minor changes. Specifically:

Subdivision (a) is amended to remove the cross reference to rule 1.570 from the existing Family Law Rule 12.570 language. The phrase, “equitable distribution payments” has been moved earlier in the sentence for logical placement.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.580.17-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.580. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.580 while removing archaic language.
12.590.17-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.590. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.590 verbatim.
12.600.17-0-0The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.600. The amendment retains some existing family language and incorporates the language of rule 1.600 while removing archaic language.
12.605.17-0-0The proposed amendment incorporates the language of Civil Procedure Rule 1.610 while removing archaic language. This is the general “injunction” rule that has been renumbered for inclusion in the family law rules.

Subdivision (a)(1) is added to cross reference Family Law Rule 12.610, so the procedures specific to the types of injunctive relief are differentiated (i.e., domestic violence injunctions).
12.610.17-0-0The proposed amendment to subdivision (a) replaces the cross reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.610 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.605. This rule deals with injunctions specific to family law.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.611.19-0-0The proposed amendment deletes this rule. The rule has become obsolete with the creation and existence of the State Disbursement Unit.
12.620.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.620. The amendment retains existing family language and incorporates the language of rule 1.620 with one change.

Subdivision (a) is amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.605 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.605.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.625.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.625. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.625 with one change. The term “papers” is replaced with the term “documents.”

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.630.16-0-1The proposed amendment deletes the reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.630 and the reference to certiorari, as that process is governed by the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure. The amendment incorporates the language of rule 1.630 with some changes. Specifically:

Subdivisions (b)–(e) are amended to provide the proper family nomenclature. “Petition” replaces “complaint,” “petitioner” replaces “plaintiff,” and “respondent” replaces “defendant.”

Subdivision (e) is also amended to replace the cross reference to rule 1.140 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.140.

Archaic language has also been removed.
12.902(f)(3)16-0-1The proposed amendment to the form deletes existing subdivision 3 regarding mandatory disclosure under Family Law Rule 12.285. The amendment also replaces language stating that account numbers need not be listed with language that the last four digits of account numbers should be listed. This occurs in each of the headers of the two assets tables and two liabilities tables.
12.910(a)16-0-1The proposed amendment to the form instructions replaces the cross reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.070 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.070. Bullets are also replaced by letter numbering.
12.911(a)22-0-0The proposed amendment creates a new form and instructions for a subpoena for hearing or trial that is issued by the clerk of court. Currently, there is no existing Family Law Form for subpoenas issued by the clerk or attorneys.
12.911(b)22-0-0The proposed amendment creates a new form and instructions for a subpoena for hearing or trial that is issued by an attorney. Currently, there is no existing Family Law Form for subpoenas issued by the clerk or attorneys.
12.911(c)22-0-0The proposed amendment creates a new form and instructions for a subpoena duces tecum for trial that is issued by the clerk of the court. Currently, there is no existing Family Law Form for subpoenas issued by the clerk or attorneys.
12.911(d)22-0-0The proposed amendment creates a new form and instructions for a subpoena duces tecum for trial that is issued by an attorney. Currently, there is no existing Family Law Form for subpoenas issued by the clerk or attorneys.
12.911(e)22-0-0The proposed amendment creates a new form and instructions for a subpoena for deposition that is issued by the clerk of the court.
12.930(a)16-0-1The proposed amendment to the instructions replaces the cross reference to Civil Procedure Rule 1.340 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.340. The amendment also deletes the additional cross references to rules 1.280, 1.340, and 1.380.
12.930(b)16-0-1The proposed amendment to the instructions deletes the cross references to Civil Procedure Rules 1.280, 1.340, and 1.380. The amendment also replaces an additional cross reference to rule 1.340 with a cross reference to rule 12.340.
12.930(c)16-0-1The proposed amendment to the instructions deletes the cross references to Civil Procedure Rules 1.280, 1.340, and 1.380.
12.930(d)16-0-1The proposed amendment to the instructions deletes the cross references to Civil Procedure Rules 1.280, 1.340, and 1.380.

The amendment to the form replaces the cross reference to rule 1.340 with a cross reference to Family Law Rule 12.340.
12.97522-0-0The proposed amendment creates a new form and instructions to provide notice of a constitutional challenge as required by Section 86.901, Florida Statutes.

FLORIDA PROBATE RULES COMMITTEE
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Interested persons have until
August 1, 2015, to submit any comments, electronically, to Matthew Triggs, Incoming Chair of the Florida Probate Rules Committee, at mtriggs@proskauer.com, and to the Bar staff liaison, Heather Telfer, at htelfer@flabar.org.

Rule /Form
Vote
Explanation
Rule 5.040.
34-0
Creates subdivision (e) to specify when service in the manner provided for service of formal notice is competed. Updates committee notes.
Rule 5.041.
27-0
Amends the committee notes to substitute “documents” for “papers” to conform to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516.
Rule 5.042.
34-0
Amends subdivision (d) to clarify that Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.425(b) does not apply if a document is served by formal notice or in the manner provided for service of formal notice. Updates committee notes.
Rule 5.080.
30-0
Adds a reference to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.451 (Taking Testimony). Updates rule title and committee notes.
Rule 5.345.
24-0
Substitutes “documents” for “papers” in subdivision (f) to conform to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. Updates committee notes.
Rule 5.346.
30-0
Amends subdivision (a) to clarify that Rule 5.346 does not apply to accountings in guardianship cases. Updates committee notes.
Rule 5.550.
35-0
Amends subdivision (a) to create new subdivision (a)(8) which requires the disclosure of possible alternatives to guardianship, within the petition to determine incapacity, such as trust agreements, powers of attorney, or advance directives. Updates committee notes.
Rule 5.560.
35-0
Amends subdivision (a)(9) to require the disclosure of possible alternatives to guardianship, within the petition to determine incapacity, such as trust agreements, powers of attorney, or advance directives. Updates committee notes.
Rule 5.620.
24-0
Substitutes “documents” for “papers” in subdivision (c) to conform to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. Updates committee notes.
Rule 5.690.
27-0
Amends the Committee Notes to substitute “documents” for “papers” to conform to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516.
Rule 5.696.
30-0
Renames the rule “Guardian Accounting.” Replaces the existing contents of subdivision (a) with an applicability provision. Subdivisions (b) and (c) are renumbered as subdivisions (f) and (g) respectively. New subdivision (b) delineates the required contents of a guardian accounting. New subdivision (c) details the accounting standards to be used in guardian accountings. New subdivision (d) refers the reader to the proposed model format for guardian accounting in new Appendix A. New subdivision (e) incorporates a verification requirement. In former subdivision (b) and (c), now (f) and (g), “annual” is replaced with “guardian” for consistency. New Appendix A is modeled after Appendix A in Rule 5.346. The forms consist of a summary sheet and schedules A–D. Creates committee note.

FLORIDA PROBATE RULES COMMITTEE
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SUPPLEMENT

The Florida Probate Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendments anticipated to be included in the Committee’s three-year cycle report. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website. The new appendix to Rule 5.696 was finalized at the June 25, 2015, Committee meeting and should be considered a supplement to the amendments published in the July 1 edition of The Bar News.

Interested persons have until September 1, 2015, to submit any comments, electronically, to Matthew Triggs, Chair of the Florida Probate Rules Committee, at mtriggs@proskauer.com, and to the Bar staff liaison, Heather Telfer, at htelfer@flabar.org.


Rule /Form
Vote
Explanation
Rule 5.696.
27-0-1
Creates an Appendix B, based on Appendix B of Rule 5.346 (Fiduciary Accounting), to detail the principles to be used in guardian accounting.

RULES OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
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Interested persons have until August 15, 2015, to submit comments electronically to the incoming committee chair, Amy Borman, at aborman@pbcgov.org, and to the Bar staff liaison, Krys Godwin, at krgodwin@flabar.org.


Rule/Form
Vote
Explanation
Rule 2.140.
23-4-2
Adds subdivision (d) to define Attorney of Record.
Rule 2.505.
23-4-2
Amends subdivision (e) to delete the appearance of attorney provision and create and establish specific role of lead counsel. Amends subdivision (f) to delete the termination of appearance of attorney provision and create and establish specific role of additional counsel. Amends subdivision (g) to create and establish specific role of limited representation counsel. Renumbers previous subdivision (g) to (h). Renumbers previous subdivision (h) to (i) and amends the role of the attorney as agent of client. Creates document examples within new appendix: Notice of Limited Representation; and, Notice of Termination of Limited Representation.
Rule 2.515.
23-4-2
Amends subdivision (a) to except from signature or certification requirements documents filed outside the scope of limited representation counsel representation. Creates subdivision (d) defining signature requirements for pro se filed documents drafted with assistance of an attorney.
Rule 2.516.
23-4-2
Creates subdivision (b)(1)(F) to specify procedure for service within cases for which the attorney and the party shared limited appearances.

SMALL CLAIMS RULES COMMITTEE
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The Small Claims Rules Committee invites comment on proposed three-year cycle amendments to the Florida Small Claims Rules PDF document opens in new window shown below. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website. Interested persons have until August 1, 2015, to submit comments electronically to Andrew J. Daire, Chair, at andrewd@carls-patio.com, and to the Bar staff liaison, Josine Blackwell, at jblackwell@flabar.org.


RULE/FORMVOTEEXPLANATION
7.08020:0:1The proposed amendments to this rule reflect the Committee’s review of Florida’s e-filing and e-service rules and procedures as it relates to the participation of pro se parties. The proposed amendment to subdivision (b) creates two new subdivisions (1) and (2) to address parties represented by an attorney and parties not represented by an attorney. Also, the amendment to subdivisions (b)(2) and (d) proposes adding specific reference to rules 2.516(b) and 2.525 of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. Finally, the proposed amendment to subdivision (e) is created to be consistent with the proposed amended language in subdivison (b).
7.09017:6:0Subdivision (a) was amended for consistency, to reflect the proposed amendment to subdivision (b). Subdivision (b) was amended to address a situation in which a court would dismiss a case due to the failure of a plaintiff to appear at a pretrial conference, even when return of service is filed with the court showing non-service of the defendant. The amendment to subdivision (b) seeks to alleviate this issue by creating an exception when a return of non-service is filed at least 5 days prior to a pretrial conference, in order to require the cancelation of the pretrial conference as to any non-served party only. In that circumstance, the plaintiff is provided with the opportunity to request a new summons/notice to appear, along with a new initial appearance date for a pretrial conference.
7.16025:1:0Proposed amendments to subdivisions (a) and (b) are in response to the Committee’s proposed amendment of rule 7.090(b).

SMALL CLAIMS RULES COMMITTEE
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The Small Claims Rules Committee invites comments on proposed three-year cycle amendments to the Florida Small Claims Rule shown below. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar's website.

Interested persons have until August 15, 2015, to submit comments electronically
to Andrew J. Daire, Chair of the Small Claims Rules Committee, at andrewd@carls-patio.com, and to the Bar staff liaison, Heather Telfer, at htelfer@flabar.org.

RULE/FORMVOTEEXPLANATION
7.05017-0-0Subdivision (e) was amended to correct the citation to cross reference Rule 7.050(d) (pretrial conferences); the correct cross reference is Rule 7.090(b) (pretrial conferences).


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