Family Case Checklist
*** REMINDER ***
Before submitting a Request for Hearing Form, you must file and complete all required documents on the corresponding checklist with the Clerk of the Court.
FAMILY LAW FORMS
To help the many litigants who file cases in family courts who are not represented by an attorney (self-represented litigants), and to improve the response of the courts to the self-represented litigants, the Florida Supreme Court has adopted standardized family law forms that can be used by the self-represented litigants to process their family law case. The court adopted forms are identified as Florida Family Law Rules and Procedure Forms, or Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms.
- This Checklist shall be filed in the court file, and must be completed in order for the case to proceed to a final hearing. Completion of the Checklist includes the filing of all required documents and forms listed on the Checklist, and indicating their respective dates of filing.
- All pleadings/forms filed with the Court must be completely filled out. Do not leave anything on the pleadings/forms blank. If a provision does not apply to your case, put “N/A” for “Not Applicable.” Failure to completely fill out all pleadings/forms will constitute a deficiency in the documents required to obtain a final hearing and may result in a delay in the proceedings.
- The Checklist lists the minimum requirements may not be all-inclusive for every case. If you have any questions or concerns about your case, you should consult an attorney. The Checklist and instructions provided herein should not be substituted for legal advice from an attorney.
- All self-represented litigants shall register their email or make use of the portal: https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/default.aspx
- Upon completion and filing of the Checklist, please submit a Request for Hearing or Other Action form below. Failure to complete the Request for Hearing or Other Action form will result in a delay in the proceeding of your case.