WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
This platform is designed to assist litigants that are representing themselves in family court cases to easily access information. Our office’s function is to also assist the Judges and Magistrates of the Family Court Division with the efficient case management of Family Court Cases involving Self-Represented Litigants.
The functions of the Family Court Case Management are governed by Florida Statute 29.004(10) and Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.545.
"Pro Se” is another term for litigants who represent themselves (self-represented litigants) in a legal proceeding without the aid of an attorney. It is important to understand that choosing to represent yourself means that the Court will expect you to follow the same rules and procedures that an attorney must follow. Therefore, it is still the responsibility of a Pro Se” litigant to be aware of laws and legal rules before appearing in court, as the Judge, Magistrate, Case Managers, Deputy Clerks, or other court personnel are not allowed to give you any legal advice.