Form 12.902(I) "Affidavit of Corroborating Witness" - Florida

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  • Released on February 1, 2018;
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.902(i),
AFFIDAVIT OF CORROBORATING WITNESS
(02/18)
When should this form be used?
This form may be used to corroborate residency in a dissolution of marriage proceeding. To get a
dissolution (divorce) in Florida, either party must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months before filing
the petition. Residency may be corroborated by a valid Florida’s driver’s license, Florida identification
card, or voter’s registration card (issue date of document must be at least 6 months before the date the
case is actually filed with the clerk of the circuit court), or the testimony or affidavit of someone other
than you or your spouse. This form is used to corroborate residency by affidavit. The person signing this
form must know that you have lived in the State of Florida for at least 6 months before the date you filed
your petition for dissolution of marriage.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink, and signed in the presence of a notary public or deputy
clerk. After completing this form, you should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the
county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for you records.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING E-FILING
The Florida Rules of Judicial Administration now require that all petitions, pleadings, and documents be
filed electronically except in certain circumstances. Self-represented litigants may file petitions or other
pleadings or documents electronically; however, they are not required to do so. If you choose to file
your pleadings or other documents electronically, you must do so in accordance with Florida Rule of
Judicial Administration 2.525, and you must follow the procedures of the judicial circuit in which you file.
The rules and procedures should be carefully read and followed.
What should I do next?
A copy of this form must be mailed, e-mailed, or hand delivered to the other party in your case, if it is not
served on him or her with your initial papers.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING E-SERVICE ELECTION
After the initial service of process of the petition or supplemental petition by the Sheriff or certified
process server, the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration now require that all documents required or
permitted to be served on the other party must be served by electronic mail (e-mail) except in certain
circumstances. You must strictly comply with the format requirements set forth in the Rules of Judicial
Administration. If you elect to participate in electronic service, which means serving or receiving pleadings
by electronic mail (e-mail), or through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, you must review Florida Rule of
Judicial Administration 2.516. You may find this rule at
www.flcourts.org
through the link to the Rules of
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(i), Affidavit of Corroborating Witness
(02/18)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.902(i),
AFFIDAVIT OF CORROBORATING WITNESS
(02/18)
When should this form be used?
This form may be used to corroborate residency in a dissolution of marriage proceeding. To get a
dissolution (divorce) in Florida, either party must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months before filing
the petition. Residency may be corroborated by a valid Florida’s driver’s license, Florida identification
card, or voter’s registration card (issue date of document must be at least 6 months before the date the
case is actually filed with the clerk of the circuit court), or the testimony or affidavit of someone other
than you or your spouse. This form is used to corroborate residency by affidavit. The person signing this
form must know that you have lived in the State of Florida for at least 6 months before the date you filed
your petition for dissolution of marriage.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink, and signed in the presence of a notary public or deputy
clerk. After completing this form, you should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the
county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for you records.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING E-FILING
The Florida Rules of Judicial Administration now require that all petitions, pleadings, and documents be
filed electronically except in certain circumstances. Self-represented litigants may file petitions or other
pleadings or documents electronically; however, they are not required to do so. If you choose to file
your pleadings or other documents electronically, you must do so in accordance with Florida Rule of
Judicial Administration 2.525, and you must follow the procedures of the judicial circuit in which you file.
The rules and procedures should be carefully read and followed.
What should I do next?
A copy of this form must be mailed, e-mailed, or hand delivered to the other party in your case, if it is not
served on him or her with your initial papers.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING E-SERVICE ELECTION
After the initial service of process of the petition or supplemental petition by the Sheriff or certified
process server, the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration now require that all documents required or
permitted to be served on the other party must be served by electronic mail (e-mail) except in certain
circumstances. You must strictly comply with the format requirements set forth in the Rules of Judicial
Administration. If you elect to participate in electronic service, which means serving or receiving pleadings
by electronic mail (e-mail), or through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, you must review Florida Rule of
Judicial Administration 2.516. You may find this rule at
www.flcourts.org
through the link to the Rules of
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(i), Affidavit of Corroborating Witness
(02/18)
Judicial Administration provided under either Family Law Forms: Getting Started, or Rules of Court in the
A-Z Topical Index.
SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANTS MAY SERVE DOCUMENTS BY E-MAIL; HOWEVER, THEY ARE NOT
REQUIRED TO DO SO. If a self-represented litigant elects to serve and receive documents by e-mail, the
procedures must always be followed once the initial election is made.
To serve and receive documents by e-mail, you must designate your e-mail addresses by using the
Designation of Current Mailing and E-mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form
12.915, and you must provide your e-mail address on each form on which your signature appears. Please
CAREFULLY read the rules and instructions for: Certificate of Service (General), Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.914; Designation of Current Mailing and E-mail Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915; and 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 chapter 61, Florida Statutes.
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 Family Law Rules of
Procedure Form 12.900(a), before he or she helps you. A nonlawyer helping you fill out these forms also
must 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 Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(i), Affidavit of Corroborating Witness
(02/18)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
In re: The Marriage of:
Case No.:
Division:
,
Petitioner,
and
,
Respondent.
AFFIDAVIT OF CORROBORATING WITNESS
I, {full legal name}
, being sworn, certify that the following
statements are true: I have known {name}
________ since
{approximate date}
; to the best of my understanding the petition in this action was
filed on {date}
_____; and I know of my own personal knowledge that this person has
resided in the State of Florida for at least 6 months immediately prior to the date of filing of the petition.
I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this
affidavit and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or
imprisonment.
Dated:
Signature of Corroborating Witness
Printed Name:
Address:
City, State, Zip:
Telephone Number:
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF
Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on
by
.
NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK
[Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary or
clerk.]
____
Personally known
____
Produced identification
Type of identification produced
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(i), Affidavit of Corroborating Witness (02/18)
IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM, HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW:
[fill in all blanks]
This form was prepared for the: {choose only one} _____ Affiant _____ Petitioner _____Respondent
This form was completed with the assistance of:
{name of individual}
____________________________________________,
{name of business} _______________________________________________________________,
{address}
_______________________________________,
{city}
________ ,{state} _____, {zip code}___________, {telephone number}
______.
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