Family Law Resources

To better prepare you through the difficulties of a Family Law matter, these resource links provide you with the standard State and Local documents required as well as links to helpful resource materials.
Discovery Documents

Use these links for specific state and local forms required in many Family Law matters. Some of these documents are mandatory; some only have to be provided if requested.

Family Law Financial Affidavit Individual gross income over $50,000

The Financial Affidavit is mandatory in almost every family law matter. From the date a party is served with a Petition, they have forty-five (45) days to provide the Court with an accounting of their finances. This is a very important document as it is the basis for alimony, child support, and equitable distribution. The affidavit requires that you list and account for all of your income, expenses, assets and liabilities. It is best practice to go through bank statements, billing statements, credit card statements, and paystubs to have an accurate accounting of your income and expenses.

Family Law Financial Affidavit Individual gross income under $50,000

This is considered the Short Form version of a Financial Affidavit.

Mandatory Financial Disclosure

Certain documents have to be exchanged in almost every family law matter. From the date a party is served with a Petition, they have forty-five (45) days to provide the Court with a copy of these documents. Some of the documents requested are three years of tax returns, three months of checking account statements, three months of pay stubs, and 12 months of credit card statements. This can be a time-consuming process which means you will need to start working on gathering these documents as soon as possible.

Standard Family Law Interrogatories

These are not mandatory in every case, but can be requested. These are questions in reference to a party’s history, assets, finances, and debts.

Standing Family Law Court Order

This is a standing order that the parties must abide by during a family law matter in the Seventh Judicial Cirtcuit which encompasses Flagler County, Volusia County, St. John’s County, and Putnam County.

Seventh Circuit Timesharing Guidelines

The Seventh Judicial Circuit also has Timesharing Guidelines in which they use to base timesharing. The Court has several different options for timesharing and will likely utilize one of them. As your attorney, I will help mold a timesharing schedule that is most practical and effective for your circumstance. We do not have to utilize one of these guidelines, but they are there to guide the process.

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act

This sworn document is mandatory in all matters involving minor children. You must inform the court where and whom the minor child has lived for the past five years. The court bases their ability to have jurisdiction over the matter through this sworn document.

Parenting Plan

A Parenting Plan is mandatory every case involving minor children. The Parenting Plan informs the Court how the minor child will be raised, the rights and responsibilities of each parent and the timesharing each parent will enjoy.

Notice of Mandatory Parent Education Course

In every new case involving minor children, each party must complete an online parenting class and file a certificate of completion within 45 days of the filing of a Petition. This is a link to find court-approved parenting course providers for the Seventh Judicial Circuit.

List of Florida court-approved Parenting Course Providers

Local, online, and webinar providers

Resource Links

Use these resource links to review specific cases on the clerk sites as well as court statutes and procedures.

Clerk of the Circuit Court, Volusia County

You are able to review your court documents and case update through the clerk of court website. There are also resources to find documents and contact information for court personnel.

Flagler County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller

You are able to review your court documents and case update through the clerk of court website. There are also resources to find documents and contact information for court personnel.

Florida Bar Family Law Section

Valuable research and resources to help understand Family Law.

Florida's Family Court

A plethora of information and tools to help understand Family Law.

Florida Statutes: Dissolution of Marriage, Support, Time-Sharing

Florida Statute Chapter 61 encompasses pertinent information and a guide on what to expect in Court with your divorce.

Family Law Rules of Procedure

A basis for the timelines and rules that the Court will follow.

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