Form 12.900(H) "Notice of Related Cases" - Florida

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE
FORM 12.900(h), NOTICE OF RELATED CASES (11/13)
When should this form be used?
Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.545(d) requires the petitioner in a family law case to file
with the court a notice of related cases, if any. Your circuit may also require this form to be filed
even if there are no related cases. A case is considered related if
 it involves the same parties, children, or issues and is pending when the family law
case is filed; or
it affects the court’s jurisdiction to proceed- or
an order in the related case may conflict with an order on the same issues in the
new case; or
an order in the new case may conflict with an order in the earlier case.
This form is used to provide the required notice to the court.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. It must be filed with the clerk of the circuit
court with the initial pleading in the family law case.
What should I do next?
A copy of the form must be served on the presiding judges, either the chief judge or the family
law administrative judge, and all parties in the related cases. You should also keep a copy for
your records. Service must be in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516.
Where can I look for more information?
Before proceeding, you should read “General Information for Self-Represented Litigants”
found at the beginning of these forms. The words that are in ”bold underline” in these
instructions are defined there. For further information, see Florida Rule of Judicial
Administration 2.545(d).
Special notes . . .
Remember, a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. If a nonlawyer helps you fill
out these forms, that person must give you a copy of a Disclosure from Nonlawyer, Florida
Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(h), Notice of Related Cases (11/13)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE
FORM 12.900(h), NOTICE OF RELATED CASES (11/13)
When should this form be used?
Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.545(d) requires the petitioner in a family law case to file
with the court a notice of related cases, if any. Your circuit may also require this form to be filed
even if there are no related cases. A case is considered related if
 it involves the same parties, children, or issues and is pending when the family law
case is filed; or
it affects the court’s jurisdiction to proceed- or
an order in the related case may conflict with an order on the same issues in the
new case; or
an order in the new case may conflict with an order in the earlier case.
This form is used to provide the required notice to the court.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. It must be filed with the clerk of the circuit
court with the initial pleading in the family law case.
What should I do next?
A copy of the form must be served on the presiding judges, either the chief judge or the family
law administrative judge, and all parties in the related cases. You should also keep a copy for
your records. Service must be in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516.
Where can I look for more information?
Before proceeding, you should read “General Information for Self-Represented Litigants”
found at the beginning of these forms. The words that are in ”bold underline” in these
instructions are defined there. For further information, see Florida Rule of Judicial
Administration 2.545(d).
Special notes . . .
Remember, a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. If a nonlawyer helps you fill
out these forms, that person must give you a copy of a Disclosure from Nonlawyer, Florida
Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(h), Notice of Related Cases (11/13)
Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(a), before he or she helps you. A nonlawyer helping
you fill out these forms must also put his or her name, address, and telephone number on the
bottom of the last page of every form he or she helps you complete.
Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(h), Notice of Related Cases (11/13)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.:
Division:
_____________________________,
Petitioner,
and
_____________________________,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF RELATED CASES
1. Petitioner submits this Notice of Related Cases as required by Florida Rule of Judicial Administration
2.545(d). A related case may be an open or closed civil, criminal, guardianship, domestic violence,
juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency, or domestic relations case. ! case is “related” to this
family law case if it involves any of the same parties, children, or issues and it is pending at the time
the party files a family case- if it affects the court’s jurisdiction to proceed- if an order in the related
case may conflict with an order on the same issues in the new case; or if an order in the new case
may conflict with an order in the earlier litigation.
[check one only]
___ There are no related cases.
___ The following are the related cases (add additional pages if necessary):
Related Case No. 1
Case Name(s): _____________________________________________________________________
Petitioner ________________________________________________________________________
Respondent _______________________________________________________________________
Case No.: _________________________________ Division: ________________________________
Type of Proceeding: [check all that apply]
____ Dissolution of Marriage
____ Paternity
____ Custody
____ Adoption
____ Child Support
____ Modification/Enforcement/Contempt Proceedings
____ Juvenile Dependency
____ Juvenile Delinquency
____ Termination of Parental Rights
____ Criminal
____ Domestic/Sexual/Dating/Repeat
____ Mental Health
Violence or Stalking Injunctions
____ Other {specify}___________________________
Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(h), Notice of Related Cases (11/13)
State where case was decided or is pending: ____ Florida ____ Other: {specify} _________________
for example, Fifth Circuit Court, Marion
Name of Court where case was decided or is pending (
County, Florida
): __________________________________________________________________
Title of last Court Order/Judgment (if any): ______________________________________________
Date of Court Order/Judgment (if any): _________________________________________________
Relationship of cases check all that apply]:
____ pending case involves same parties, children, or issues;
____ may affect court’s jurisdiction-
____ order in related case may conflict with an order in this case;
____ order in this case may conflict with previous order in related case.
Statement as to the relationship of the cases: ____________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
Related Case No. 2
Case Name(s): _____________________________________________________________________
Petitioner ________________________________________________________________________
Respondent _______________________________________________________________________
Case No.: _________________________________ Division: ________________________________
Type of Proceeding: [check all that apply]
____ Dissolution of Marriage
____ Paternity
____ Custody
____ Adoption
____ Child Support
____ Modification/Enforcement/Contempt Proceedings
____ Juvenile Dependency
____ Juvenile Delinquency
____ Termination of Parental Rights
____ Criminal
____ Domestic/Sexual/Dating/Repeat
____ Mental Health
Violence or Stalking Injunctions
____Other {specify}__________________________
State where case was decided or is pending: ____ Florida ____ Other: {specify} _________________
for example, Fifth Circuit Court, Marion
Name of Court where case was decided or is pending (
County, Florida
): __________________________________________________________________
Title of last Court Order/Judgment (if any): ______________________________________________
Date of Court Order/Judgment (if any): _________________________________________________
Relationship of cases check all that apply]:
____ pending case involves same parties, children, or issues;
Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(h), Notice of Related Cases (11/13)
____ may affect court’s jurisdiction-
____ order in related case may conflict with an order in this case;
____ order in this case may conflict with previous order in related case.
Statement as to the relationship of the cases: ____________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
Related Case No. 3
Case Name(s): _____________________________________________________________________
Petitioner ________________________________________________________________________
Respondent _______________________________________________________________________
Case No.: _________________________________ Division: ________________________________
Type of Proceeding: [check all that apply]
____ Dissolution of Marriage
____ Paternity
____ Custody
____ Adoption
____ Child Support
____ Modification/Enforcement/Contempt Proceedings
____ Juvenile Dependency
____ Juvenile Delinquency
____ Termination of Parental Rights
____ Criminal
____ Domestic/Sexual/Dating/Repeat
____ Mental Health
Violence or Stalking Injunctions
____Other {specify} __________________________
State where case was decided or is pending: ____ Florida ____ Other: {specify} _________________
for example, Fifth Circuit Court, Marion
Name of Court where case was decided or is pending (
County, Florida
): __________________________________________________________________
Title of last Court Order/Judgment (if any): ______________________________________________
Date of Court Order/Judgment (if any): _________________________________________________
Relationship of cases check all that apply]:
____ pending case involves same parties, children, or issues;
____ may affect court’s jurisdiction-
____ order in related case may conflict with an order in this case;
____ order in this case may conflict with previous order in related case.
Statement as to the relationship of the cases: ____________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
2. [check one only]
____ I do not request coordination of litigation in any of the cases listed above.
Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(h), Notice of Related Cases (11/13)
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