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April 15, 2015
Amendments to family law forms

The Florida Supreme Court recently adopted amendments to a number of Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms on its own motion. The amendments were necessary in light of the implementation of e-service and e-filing procedures. In general, the amendments add language explaining e-service and e-filing, add e-mail as a method of service to the certificate of service for forms not requiring personal service, and add information about e-service and e-filing procedures to the General Instructions for Self-Represented Litigants. Other minor amendments are also made.

The Court invites all interested persons to comment on the amended forms, which are listed below and can be viewed in full online at http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/opinions.shtml. All comments must be filed with the Court on or before May 26, 2015, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case. If filed by an attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar, the comment must be electronically filed via the Portal in accordance with In re Electronic Filing in the Supreme Court of Florida via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC13-7 (Feb. 18, 2013). If filed by a nonlawyer or a lawyer not licensed to practice in Florida, the comment must be electronically filed via e-mail in accordance with In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). Electronically filed documents must be submitted in Microsoft Word 97 or higher. Any person unable to submit a comment electronically must mail or hand-deliver the originally signed comment to the Florida Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk, 500 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1927; no additional copies are required or will be accepted.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA

IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORMS, SC15-44

The forms amended are:

12.901(b)(1), Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.901(b)(2), Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Property but No Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.901(b)(3), Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.902(d), Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit;

12.902(f)(1), Marital Settlement Agreement for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.902(f)(2), Marital Settlement Agreement for Dissolution of Marriage with Property but No Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.902(i), Affidavit of Corroborating Witness;

12.902(i), Notice of Social Security Number;

12.903(a), Answer, Waiver, and Request for Copy of Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage;

12.903(b), Answer to Petition for Dissolution of Marriage;

12.903(c)(1), Answer to Petition and Counterpetition for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.903(c)(2), Answer to Petition and Counterpetition for Dissolution of Marriage with Property but No Minor or Dependent Child(ren);

12.903(c)(3), Answer to Petition and Counterpetition for Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent or Minor Child(ren) or Property;

12.903(d), Answer to Counterpetition;

12.903(e), Answer to Supplemental Petition;

12.904(a), Petition for Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.904(b), Petition for Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.905(a), Supplemental Petition to Modify Parental Responsibility, Visitation, or Parenting Plan/Time-Sharing Schedule and Other Relief;

12.905(b), Supplemental Petition for Modification of Child Support;

12.905(c), Supplemental Petition for Modification of Alimony;

12.905(d), Supplemental Petition for Temporary Modification of Parenting Issues for Child(ren) of Parent Activated, Deployed, or Temporarily Assigned to Military Service;

12.910(b), Process Service Memorandum;

12.912(a), Memorandum for Certificate of Military Service;

12.912(b), Affidavit of Military Service;

12.913(a)(1), Notice of Action for Dissolution of Marriage (No Child or Financial Support);

12.913(a)(2), Notice of Action for Family Cases with Minor Child(ren);

12.914, Certificate of Service;

12.915, Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address

12.921, Notice of Hearing (Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officer);

12.922(a), Motion for Default, and 12.922(b), Default;

12.922(c), Motion to Set Aside Default or Default Judgment;

12.923, Notice of Hearing (General);

12.924, Notice for Trial;

12.927, Notice of Voluntary Dismissal;

12.931(a), Notice of Production from Nonparty and 12.931(b), Subpoena for Production of Documents from Nonparty;

12.940(d), Motion to Modify or Dissolve Temporary Injunction;

12.941(a), Verified Motion for Temporary Injunction to Prevent Removal of Minor Child(ren) and/or Denial of Passport Services;

12.941(b), Temporary Injunction to Prevent Removal of Minor Child(ren) and/or Denial of Passport Services (Ex Parte);

12.941(c), Temporary Injunction to Prevent Removal of Minor Child(ren) and/or Denial of Passport Services (After Notice);

12.941(d), Emergency Verified Motion for Child Pick-Up Order;

12.941(e), Order to Pick-Up Minor Child(ren);

12.942(a), Motion for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem;

12.943, Motion to Deviate from Child Support Guidelines;

12.944(a), Motion for Testimony and Attendance of Minor Child(ren);

12.944(b), Order for Testimony and Appearance of Minor Child(ren);

12.947(a), Motion for Temporary Support, Time-Sharing and Other Relief with Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.947(b), Temporary Order of Support, Time-Sharing, and Other Relief with Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.947(c), Motion for Temporary Support and Other Relief with No Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.947(d), Order for Temporary Support and Other Relief with No Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.950(a), Agreement for Relocation with Minor Child(ren);

12.950(b), Motion for Order Permitting Relocation by Agreement;

12.950(c), Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren) and Relocation;

12.950(d), Supplemental Petition to Permit Relocation with Minor Child(ren);

12.950(e), Motion for Temporary Order Granting Relocation;

12.950(f), Temporary Order Granting/Denying Relocation;

12.950(g), Motion for Civil Contempt and/or Return of Child(ren);

12.950(h), Order on Motion for Civil Contempt for Relocation and/or Return of Child(ren);

12.950(i), Final Judgment/Supplemental Judgment Granting Relocation;

12.950(j), Final Judgment/Supplemental Judgment Denying Relocation;

12.951(a), Petition to Disestablish Paternity and/or Terminate Child Support Obligation;

12.951(b), Order Disestablishing Paternity and/or Terminating Child Support Obligation;

12.960, Motion for Civil Contempt/Enforcement;

12.961, Notice of Hearing on Motion for Contempt/Enforcement;

12.962, Writ of Bodily Attachment (Child Support);

12.970(a), Petition for Temporary Custody by Extended Family;

12.970(b), Petition for Concurrent Custody by Extended Family;

12.970(c), Waiver of Service of Process and Consent for Temporary Custody by Extended Family;

12.970(d), Waiver of Service of Process and Consent for Concurrent Custody by Extended Family;

12.970(e), Order Granting Petition for Temporary Custody by Extended Family;

12.970(f), Order Granting Petition for Concurrent Custody by Extended Family;

12.980(a), Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence;

12.980(b)(1), Order Setting Hearing on Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence, Repeat Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, or Stalking, without Issuance of an Interim Temporary Injunction;

12.980(b)(2), Order Denying Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence, Repeat Violence, Dating Violence, or Sexual Violence, or Stalking;

12.980(c)(1), Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence with Minor Child(ren)

12.980(c)(2), Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence without Minor Child(ren);

12.980(d)(1), Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence with Minor Child(ren) (After Notice);

12.980(d)(2), Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence without Minor Child(ren) (After Notice);

12.980(e), Order of Dismissal of Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence, Repeat Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, or Stalking;

12.980(f), Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Repeat Violence;

12.980(g), Supplemental Affidavit in Support of Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating, or Sexual Violence, or Stalking;

12.980(h), Request for Confidential Filing of Address;

12.980(i), Motion for Extension of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating or Sexual Violence, or Stalking;

12.980(j), Motion for Modification of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating or Sexual Violence, or Stalking;

12.980(k), Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Repeat Violence;

12.980(l), Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Repeat Violence (After Notice);

12.980(m), Order Extending Injunction for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating or Sexual Violence, or Stalking;

12.980(n), Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Dating Violence;

12.980(o), Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Dating Violence;

12.980(p), Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Dating Violence (After Notice);

12.980(q), Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Sexual Violence;

12.980(r), Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Sexual Violence;

12.980(s), Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Sexual Violence (After Notice);

12.980(t), Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Stalking;

12.980(u), Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Stalking;

12.980(v), Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Stalking (After Notice);

12.980(w), Petition by Affidavit for Order to Show Cause for a Violation of Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating, or Sexual Violence, or Stalking;

12.981(a)(1), Stepparent Adoption: Consent and Waiver by Parent;

12.981(a)(2), Stepparent Adoption: Consent of Adoptee;

12.981(a)(3), Affidavit of Nonpaternity;

12.981(a)(4), Petition for Stepparent Adoption: Affidavit of Diligent Search;

12.981(a)(5), Indian Child Welfare Act Affidavit;

12.981(a)(6), Motion for Search of Putative Father Registry;

12.981(a)(7), Order Granting Motion for Search of Putative Father Registry;

12.981(b)(1), Joint Petition for Adoption by Stepparent;

12.981(b)(2), Final Judgment of Stepparent Adoption;

12.981(c)(1), Petition for Adoption of Adult by Stepparent;

12.981(c)(2), Stepparent Adoption: Consent of Adult Adoptee’s Spouse;

12.981(d)(1), Petition for Adoption Information;

12.981(d)(2), Order Releasing Adoption Information;

12.982(a), Petition for Change of Name (Adult);

12.982(b), Final Judgment of Change of Name (Adult);

12.982(c), Petition for Change of Name (Minor Child(ren);

12.982(d), Consent for Change of Name (Minor Child(ren));

12.982(e), Final Judgment of Change of Name (Minor Child(ren));

12.982(f), Petition for Change of Name (Family);

12.982(g), Final Judgment of Change of Name (Family);

12.983(a), Petition to Determine Paternity and for Related Relief;

12.983(b), Answer to Petition to Determine Paternity and for Related Relief;

12.983(c), Answer to Petition and Counterpetition to Determine Paternity and for Related Relief;

12.983(d), Answer to Counterpetition;

12.983(e), Motion for Scientific Paternity Testing;

12.983(f), Order on Motion for Scientific Paternity Testing;

12.983(g), Final Judgment of Paternity;

12.990(b)(1), Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage with Minor Child(ren) (Uncontested);

12.990(b)(2), Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage with Property but No Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (Uncontested);

12.990(b)(3), Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage with No Property or Minor Child(ren) (Uncontested);

12.990(c)(1), Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.990(c)(2), Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage with Property but No Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.993(a), Supplemental Final Judgment Modifying Parental Responsibility, Visitation, or Parenting Plan/Time-Sharing Schedule and Other Relief;

12.993(b), Supplemental Final Judgment Modifying Child Support;

12.993(c), Supplemental Final Judgment Modifying Alimony;

12.993(d), Supplemental Temporary Judgment Modifying Parenting Issues for Child(ren) of a Parent Activated, Deployed, or Temporary Assigned to Military Service;

12.994(a), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.994(b), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent or Minor Child(ren);

12.995(a), Parenting Plan;

12.995(b), Supervised/Safety-Focused Parenting Plan;

12.995(c), Relocation/Long Distance Parenting Plan;

[Revised: 08-08-2018]