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Proposed Amendment to Family Law Rules Concerning Financial Affidavits

The Family Law Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendment anticipated to be included in a report to the court concerning regarding financial affidavits. Interested persons have until May 30, 2021, to submit any comments, electronically, to Cory Brandfon, chair of the Family Law Rules Committee, and to the Bar staff liaison Mikalla Davis.

Proposal Summary

Rule 12.285 (Mandatory Disclosure) 18-2-1 Adds a new subdivision (c)(2) that will allow waiver of filing the financial affidavit in certain circumstances.

Deletes the last sentence in subdivision (d)(1) to align with the new (c)(2).

Form 12 .902 (k)(Notice of Joint Verified Waiver of Filing Financial Affidavit) 18-2-1 Adds a new form to complete if litigants are waiving filing the financial affidavit.
Form 12.902 (l) (Affidavit of Income for Child Support) 21-0-0 Adds a new form to complete if litigants are waiving filing the financial affidavit and in compliance with Florida Statutes.

Full Text of Proposal

May Bar News Publication FLRC Financial Affidavit