The Family Court Services 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 that Family Court Services 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
- Name Changes
- Response to Petitions
- Temporary Needs
- Time-Sharing (Visitation)
The FCS staff will assist litigants from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, on a 'walk-in' basis.
Walk-in's are seen on a first come, first serve basis.
Due to high volume and complexity of some cases, wait times for the walk-in service may vary.
Case Managers are not Attorneys.
Case Managers are not authorized to fill out paperwork or to give legal advice.
If you have a complicated legal issues, you will be advised to speak with an attorney.
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