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Family Court Services

The Family Court Services (FCS) staff provides access to the legal system, guidance in understanding court procedures, distribution of family law forms approved by the Supreme Court of Florida and free notary services. Individuals are advised FCS staff does not represent them in their case. Legal advice cannot be given.

Pro se = A self- represented litigant is a person who decided to pursue or respond to a family law case without the assistance of a lawyer.

A family law case is any case that is assigned to the family law division (which will be identified with a division beginning with "FM") in a judicial circuit. The family law division has jurisdiction over dissolution of marriage, custody and visitation, child support, name change, paternity, adoption, delayed birth certificates, and post judgment domestic violence matters.

It is highly advisable to consult with an attorney who will represent you and your interests.

Areas Available for Assistance: Click here to be taken to the Checklist & Forms provided online.

  • Adoption (Relative/Step-Parent)
  • Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) with or without minor children/property
  • Child Custody
  • Foreign Orders/Judgments (Out of State Orders)
  • Department of Revenue (DOR) Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Motions
  • Modifications
  • Name Changes
  • Paternity
  • Response to Petitions
  • Temporary Needs
  • Time-Sharing (Visitation)

FCS walk-in hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Our office is located at 501 West Adams Street, Second Floor Room 2150, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Litigants will be assisted on a first come, first served basis.

Case Managers are not Attorneys.
Case Managers are not authorized to fill out paperwork or to give legal advice.
If you have complicated legal issues, you will be advised to speak with an attorney. 

Our other locations are as follows:

Nassau County
Nassau County Annex
76347 Veterans Way
Yulee, Florida 32034
(904) 548-4908
(By Appointment Only)
Clay County
Room 103 Clay County Courthouse
825 North Orange Avenue
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043
(904) 278-3636

Resources for Virtual Court Hearings via Zoom, please see link below:
Rules for Virtual Court Hearings
How to Use Zoom for a Virtual Court Hearing

Florida Courts HELP App

Florida Courts Help AppFlorida Courts Help seeks to help Floridians who represent themselves in family law cases.

The Florida Courts Help app works on Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app offers in one place information for people seeking a divorce, adoption, orders of protection, name change, and other family law issues.

The app puts help at the fingertips for any mobile device user, with:

  • 186 Supreme Court-approved family law forms that can be filled out on the device
  • Links and contact information for help centers all around the state
  • Plain-language instructions and descriptions of first steps and next actions
  • Pointers and contact for a full range of legal help from multiple online resources, free and low-cost legal services, lawyer referrals and other information, including eligibility criteria
  • User-friendly instructions for initial steps and pointers about what happens next

Get the App

Download on the Apple App Store          Get the app on Google Play          Available at Amazon App Store

Get More Information on Florida Courts Help App

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