CHECKLIST

CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATION CHECKLIST

A Supplemental Petition for Modification of Child Support is used when either the mother or father of a minor child(ren) (in some cases both) are requesting the court to change/modify existing child support order. Below is a list of the forms TYPICALLY USED for this particular case. Please note the forms required for each case varies. Keep in mind some counties may require additional documentation versus other county courts.

This list could vary if the state changes their procedures so please verify this information using the checklist provided in the Supplemental Petition for Modification of Child Support. Every single one of these forms have instructions and information as provided by the Florida bar.

  • Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases (form 12.928)
  • Summons: Personal Service on an Individual (form 12.910(a))
  • Process Service Memorandum (form 12.910(b))
  • Supplemental Petition for Modification of Child Support (form 12.905(b))
  • Notice of Social Security Number (form 12.902(j)) – if not previously filed
  • Family Law Financial Affidavit (form 12.902(b) OR902(c))
  • Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure (form 12.932)
  • Disclosure from Nonlawyer (form 12.900(a))
  • Child Support Guidelines Worksheet (form 12.902(e))
  • Settlement Agreement (there is no form for this agreement but form 12.902(f)(1) can be used as an example)
  • Notice of Related Cases (form 12.900(h)

*The documents above in italics are documents that will vary on the case if they should be provided to the court and some may need to be provided later on as the case progress. The other documents are mandatory.

You must pay the appropriate filing fees to the clerk of the circuit court. If you and your spouse cannot afford to pay the filing fees, you may fill out an Application for Determination of Civil Indigent Status, and file it with your petition for dissolution of marriage. You may obtain this form from the clerk and he or she will determine whether you are eligible to have filing fees waived.

DISCLAIMER: This checklist was created by Yaritza Reyes; Reyes LegalDoc Prep. & Services. The information in this page was created for informational purposes only and in no way shall be construed as legal advice. Should you need legal advice we highly recommend you seek legal advice through the consultation from a licensed attorney. For your convenience, this is the Florida Bar’s phone number should you need an attorney: (800) 342-8011

FORMS CAN BE FOUND HERE

Last updated: 10/2016

Here is a video on how to calculate Child Support


SIMPLE DIVORCE WITH NO CHILDREN NO PROPERTY CHECKLIST

A Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage is used if the following list as stated in the Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.901(a) is met:

  • You and your spouse agree that the marriage cannot be saved.
  • You and your spouse have no minor or dependent child(ren) together, the wife does not have any minor or dependent children born during the marriage, and the wife is not now pregnant.
  • You and your spouse have worked out how the two of you will divide the things that you both own (your assets) and who will pay what part of the money you both owe (your liabilities), and you are both satisfied with this division.
  • You are not seeking support (alimony) from your spouse, and vice versa.
  • You are willing to give up your right to trial and appeal.
  • You and your spouse are both willing to go into the clerk’s office to sign the petition (not necessarily together).
  • You and your spouse are both willing to go to the final hearing (at the same time).

Below is a list of the forms TYPICALLY USED for this particular case. Please note the forms required for each case varies. Keep in mind some counties may require additional documentation versus other county courts.

This list could vary if the state changes their procedures so please verify this information using the checklist provided in the Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage. Every single one of these forms have instructions and information as provided by the Florida bar.

  • Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases (form 12.928)
  • Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage (form 12.901(a)
  • Disclosure from Nonlawyer (form 12.900(a))
  • Final Judgment of Simplified Dissolution of Marriage (form 12.990(a))
  • Affidavit of Corroborating Witness, (form 12.902(i)) IF YOU DON’T HAVE A VALID FL ID CARD
  • Marital Settlement Agreement (form 12.902(f)(3)

*The documents above in italics are documents that will vary on the case if they should be provided to the court and some may need to be provided later on as the case progress. The other documents are mandatory.

You must pay the appropriate filing fees to the clerk of the circuit court. If you and your spouse cannot afford to pay the filing fees, you may fill out an Application for Determination of Civil Indigent Status, and file it with your petition for dissolution of marriage. You may obtain this form from the clerk and he or she will determine whether you are eligible to have filing fees waived.

DISCLAIMER: This checklist was created by Yaritza Reyes; Reyes LegalDoc Prep. & Services. The information in this page was created for informational purposes only and in no way shall be construed as legal advice. Should you need legal advice we highly recommend you seek legal advice through the consultation from a licensed attorney. For your convenience, this is the Florida Bar’s phone number should you need an attorney: (800) 342-8011

FORMS CAN BE FOUND HERE

Last updated: 10/2016

Here is a video on how to Prepare Simple Divorce Forms – Florida


DIVORCE WITH NO CHILDREN AND NO PROPERTY CHECKLIST

A Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with NO Dependent or Minor Child(ren) or Property is used in cases when there are NO common children and NO minor children born into the marriage and NO marital assets or debt and neither are requesting alimony. Below is a list of the forms TYPICALLY USED for this particular case. Please note the forms required for each case varies. Keep in mind some counties may require additional documentation versus other county courts.

This list could vary if the state changes their procedures so please verify this information using the checklist provided in the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with NO Dependent or Minor Child(ren) or Property. Every single one of these forms have instructions and information as provided by the Florida bar.

  • Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases (form 12.928)
  • Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with NO Dependent or Minor Child(ren) or Property (form 12.901(b)(3))
  • Notice of Social Security Number (form 12.902(j))
  • Family Law Financial Affidavit (form 12.902(b) OR902(c))
  • Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure (form 12.932)
  • Disclosure from Nonlawyer (form 12.900(a))
  • Affidavit of Corroborating Witness, (form 12.902(i)) IF YOU DON’T HAVE A VALID FL ID CARD

WHEN BOTH SPOUSES ARE AGREEING THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE ADDED (blank forms are provided free of charge):

  • Answer, Waiver, and Request for Copy of Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage (form 12.903(a)
  • Notice of Social Security Number (form 12.902(j))
  • Family Law Financial Affidavit (form 12.902(b) OR902(c))
  • Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure (form 12.932)
  • Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage with No Property or Minor Child(ren) (Uncontested) (form 12.990(b)(3))

WHEN THE OTHER SPOUSE NEEDS TO BE SERVED ADD THE FOLLOLWING DOCUMENTS:

  • Summons: Personal Service on an Individual (form 12.910(a))
  • Process Service Memorandum (form 12.910(b))

*The documents above in italics are documents that will vary on the case if they should be provided to the court and some may need to be provided later on as the case progress. The other documents are mandatory.

You must pay the appropriate filing fees to the clerk of the circuit court. If you and your spouse cannot afford to pay the filing fees, you may fill out an Application for Determination of Civil Indigent Status, and file it with your petition for dissolution of marriage. You may obtain this form from the clerk and he or she will determine whether you are eligible to have filing fees waived.

DISCLAIMER: This checklist was created by Yaritza Reyes; Reyes LegalDoc Prep. & Services. The information in this page was created for informational purposes only and in no way shall be construed as legal advice. Should you need legal advice we highly recommend you seek legal advice through the consultation from a licensed attorney. For your convenience, this is the Florida Bar’s phone number should you need an attorney: (800) 342-8011

FORMS CAN BE FOUND HERE

Last updated: 10/2016


DIVORCE WITH PROPERTY BUT NO CHILDREN CHECKLIST

A Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Property BUT NO Dependent or Minor Child(ren) is used in cases when there are NO common children and NO minor children born into the marriage. This petition is used to establish the division of property and debt. Below is a list of the forms TYPICALLY USED for this particular case. Please note the forms required for each case varies. Keep in mind some counties may require additional documentation versus other county courts.

This list could vary if the state changes their procedures so please verify this information using the checklist provided in the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Property BUT NO Dependent or Minor Child(ren). Every single one of these forms have instructions and information as provided by the Florida bar.

  • Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases (form 12.928)
  • Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Property BUT NO Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (form 12.901(b)(2))
  • Notice of Social Security Number (form 12.902(j))
  • Family Law Financial Affidavit (form 12.902(b) OR902(c))
  • Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure (form 12.932)
  • Disclosure from Nonlawyer (form 12.900(a))
  • Affidavit of Corroborating Witness, (form 12.902(i)) IF YOU DON’T HAVE A VALID FL ID CARD

WHEN BOTH SPOUSES ARE AGREEING THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE ADDED (blank forms are provided free of charge):

  • Answer, Waiver, and Request for Copy of Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage (form 12.903(a)
  • Notice of Social Security Number (form 12.902(j))
  • Family Law Financial Affidavit (form 12.902(b) OR902(c))
  • Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure (form 12.932)
  • Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage with Property but No Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (Uncontested). (form 12.990(b)(2))
  • Marital Settlement Agreement (form 12.902(f)(2) – COMPLETED

WHEN THE OTHER SPOUSE NEEDS TO BE SERVED ADD THE FOLLOLWING DOCUMENTS:

  • Summons: Personal Service on an Individual (form 12.910(a))
  • Process Service Memorandum (form 12.910(b))

*The documents above in italics are documents that will vary on the case if they should be provided to the court and some may need to be provided later on as the case progress. The other documents are mandatory.

You must pay the appropriate filing fees to the clerk of the circuit court. If you and your spouse cannot afford to pay the filing fees, you may fill out an Application for Determination of Civil Indigent Status, and file it with your petition for dissolution of marriage. You may obtain this form from the clerk and he or she will determine whether you are eligible to have filing fees waived.

DISCLAIMER: This checklist was created by Yaritza Reyes; Reyes LegalDoc Prep. & Services. The information in this page was created for informational purposes only and in no way shall be construed as legal advice. Should you need legal advice we highly recommend you seek legal advice through the consultation from a licensed attorney. For your convenience, this is the Florida Bar’s phone number should you need an attorney: (800) 342-8011

FORMS CAN BE FOUND HERE

Last updated: 10/2016


DIVORCE WITH CHILDREN AND PROPERTY CHECKLIST

A Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Children is used in cases when there are common children or minor children born into the marriage. This petition can also be used to divide property and debt. Below is a list of the forms TYPICALLY USED for this particular case. Please note the forms required for each case varies. Keep in mind some counties may require additional documentation versus other county courts.

This list could vary if the state changes their procedures so please verify this information using the checklist provided in the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Children. Every single one of these forms have instructions and information as provided by the Florida bar.

  • Cover Sheet for Family Court Cases (form 12.928)
  • Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Children (form 12.901(b)(1))
  • Notice of Social Security Number (form 12.902(j))
  • Family Law Financial Affidavit (form 12.902(b) OR902(c))
  • Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure (form 12.932)
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit (form 12.902(d))
  • Disclosure from Nonlawyer (form 12.900(a))
  • Child Support Guidelines Worksheet (form 12.902(e))
  • Notice of Related Cases (form 12.900(h))
  • Affidavit of Corroborating Witness, (form 12.902(i)) IF YOU DON’T HAVE A VALID FL ID CARD
  • Parenting Plan (form 12.995(a, (b) or (c)) (if both agree this form needs to be prepared)

WHEN BOTH SPOUSES ARE AGREEING THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE ADDED (blank forms are provided free of charge):

  • Answer, Waiver, and Request for Copy of Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage (form 12.903(a)
  • Notice of Social Security Number (form 12.902(j))
  • Family Law Financial Affidavit (form 12.902(b) OR902(c))
  • Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure (form 12.932)
  • Marital Settlement Agreement for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren), (form 12.902(f)(1)) – COMPLETED

WHEN THE OTHER SPOUSE NEEDS TO BE SERVED ADD THE FOLLOLWING DOCUMENTS:

  • Summons: Personal Service on an Individual (form 12.910(a))
  • Process Service Memorandum (form 12.910(b))

*The documents above in italics are documents that will vary on the case if they should be provided to the court and some may need to be provided later on as the case progress. The other documents are mandatory.

You must pay the appropriate filing fees to the clerk of the circuit court. If you and your spouse cannot afford to pay the filing fees, you may fill out an Application for Determination of Civil Indigent Status, and file it with your petition for dissolution of marriage. You may obtain this form from the clerk and he or she will determine whether you are eligible to have filing fees waived.

DISCLAIMER: This checklist was created by Yaritza Reyes; Reyes LegalDoc Prep. & Services. The information in this page was created for informational purposes only and in no way shall be construed as legal advice. Should you need legal advice we highly recommend you seek legal advice through the consultation from a licensed attorney. For your convenience, this is the Florida Bar’s phone number should you need an attorney: (800) 342-8011

FORMS CAN BE FOUND HERE

Last updated: 10/2016