Form 12.900(A) "Disclosure From Nonlawyer" - Florida

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  • Released on November 1, 2012;
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE
FORM 12.900(a)
DISCLOSURE FROM NONLAWYER (11/12)
When should this form be used?
This form must be used when anyone who is not a lawyer in good standing with The Florida Bar
helps you complete any Florida Family Law Form. Attorneys who are licensed to practice in
other states but not Florida, or who have been disbarred or suspended from the practice of law
in Florida, are nonlawyers for the purposes of the Florida Family Law Forms and instructions.
The nonlawyer must complete this form and both of you are to sign it before the nonlawyer assists
you in completing any Family Law Form.
In addition, on any other form with which a nonlawyer helps you, the nonlawyer shall complete
the nonlawyer section located at the bottom of the form unless otherwise specified in the
instructions to the form. This is to protect you and be sure that you are informed in advance of
the nonlawyer’s limitations.
What should I do next?
A copy of this disclosure, signed by both the nonlawyer and the person, must be given to the
person to retain and the nonlawyer must keep a copy in the person’s file. The nonlawyer shall
also keep copies for at least 6 years of all forms given to the person being assisted.
Special Notes
This disclosure form does NOT act as or constitute a waiver, disclaimer, or limitation of liability.
Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(a), Disclosure from Nonlawyer
(11/12)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE
FORM 12.900(a)
DISCLOSURE FROM NONLAWYER (11/12)
When should this form be used?
This form must be used when anyone who is not a lawyer in good standing with The Florida Bar
helps you complete any Florida Family Law Form. Attorneys who are licensed to practice in
other states but not Florida, or who have been disbarred or suspended from the practice of law
in Florida, are nonlawyers for the purposes of the Florida Family Law Forms and instructions.
The nonlawyer must complete this form and both of you are to sign it before the nonlawyer assists
you in completing any Family Law Form.
In addition, on any other form with which a nonlawyer helps you, the nonlawyer shall complete
the nonlawyer section located at the bottom of the form unless otherwise specified in the
instructions to the form. This is to protect you and be sure that you are informed in advance of
the nonlawyer’s limitations.
What should I do next?
A copy of this disclosure, signed by both the nonlawyer and the person, must be given to the
person to retain and the nonlawyer must keep a copy in the person’s file. The nonlawyer shall
also keep copies for at least 6 years of all forms given to the person being assisted.
Special Notes
This disclosure form does NOT act as or constitute a waiver, disclaimer, or limitation of liability.
Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(a), Disclosure from Nonlawyer
(11/12)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE _________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR ___________________________________ COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: ________________________
Division: ________________________
_______________________________,
Petitioner,
and
_______________________________,
Respondent.
DISCLOSURE FROM NONLAWYER
{Name} __________________________________________ told me that he/she is a nonlawyer
and may not give legal advice, cannot tell me what my rights or remedies are, cannot tell me how to testify
in court, and cannot represent me in court.
Rule 10-2.1(b) of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar defines a paralegal as a person who works
under the supervision of a member of The Florida Bar and who performs specifically delegated substantive
legal work for which a member of The Florida Bar is responsible. Only persons who meet the definition
may call themselves paralegals. {Name}
______, informed me that he/she is not a paralegal as
defined by the rule and cannot call himself/herself a paralegal.
{Name}
, told me that he/she may only type the factual information provided
by me in writing into the blanks on the form. Except for typing, {name}
____,
may not tell me what to put in the form and may not complete the form for me. However, if using a form
approved by the Supreme Court of Florida, {name}
________________________,
may ask me factual questions to fill in the blanks on the form and may also tell me how to file the form.
{Choose one only}
____
I can read English.
____
I cannot read English, but this disclosure was read to me [fill in both blanks] by
{name}
_ in {language}
________, which I understand.
Dated:
Signature of Party
Signature of NONLAWYER
Printed Name:
Name of Business:
Address:
Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(a), Disclosure from Nonlawyer (11/12)
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