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Amendments to the family law forms

The Florida Supreme Court recently adopted amendments to the Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms on its own motion. The amendments (1) revise language in notices of hearing to comply with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.540; (2) remove unnecessary or unauthorized requests for personal information; (3) add language to forms used in proceedings for temporary injunctions to expressly advise litigants that failure to appear at the final hearing may result in the issuance of a permanent injunction; (4) add language in the petition for temporary injunction forms making a specific prayer for entry of a temporary injunction; (5) update language relating to health and dental insurance, where applicable, to reflect current statutory requirements; and (6) revise the method of payment sections, where applicable, to add the central depository within each circuit as an entity able to accept court-ordered payments.

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. An original and nine paper copies of all comments must be filed with the Court on or before August 6, 2012, 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. Electronic copies of all comments also must be filed in accordance with the Court’s administrative order In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004).

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA

IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORMS, SC12-510

The forms amended are:

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, or Sexual Violence 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.

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, or Sexual Violence.

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 Violence, Repeat Violence, Dating Violence, or Sexual Violence.

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

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

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

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 Violence, Repeat Violence, Dating Violence, or Sexual Violence.

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 by Affidavit for Order to Show Cause for a Violation of Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence, Repeat Violence, Dating Violence, or Sexual Violence.

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