Form 12.902(D) "Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (Uccjea) Affidavit" - Florida

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.902(d)
UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT
(UCCJEA) AFFIDAVIT
(02/18)
When should this form be used?
This form should be used in any case involving parental responsibility for, custody of, or time-sharing or
visitation with, any minor child(ren). This affidavit is required even if the parental responsibility for,
custody of, or time-sharing or visitation with, the minor child(ren) is not in dispute.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign the form
before a notary public or deputy clerk. You should then file it with the clerk of the circuit court in the
county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for your 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
Judicial Administration provided under either Family Law Forms: Getting Started, or Rules of Court in the
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(d), Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction
and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit (02/18)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.902(d)
UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT
(UCCJEA) AFFIDAVIT
(02/18)
When should this form be used?
This form should be used in any case involving parental responsibility for, custody of, or time-sharing or
visitation with, any minor child(ren). This affidavit is required even if the parental responsibility for,
custody of, or time-sharing or visitation with, the minor child(ren) is not in dispute.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign the form
before a notary public or deputy clerk. You should then file it with the clerk of the circuit court in the
county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for your 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
Judicial Administration provided under either Family Law Forms: Getting Started, or Rules of Court in the
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(d), Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction
and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit (02/18)
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 sections 61.501-61.542, Florida Statutes.
Special notes...
With this form, you must also file a Notice of Confidential Information within Court Filing, Florida Rules
of Judicial Administration Appendix to Rule 2.420 Form.
Effective October 1, 2008, terms such as custodial parent, noncustodial parent, primary residential
parent, secondary residential parent, and visitation were removed from Chapter 61, Florida Statutes;
however, because the UCCJEA uses the terms, custody and visitation, they are included in this form.
Parents must develop a Parenting Plan that includes, among other things, their time-sharing schedule
with the minor child(ren). If the parents cannot agree, a parenting plan will be established by the Court.
If you are the petitioner in an injunction for protection against domestic violence case and you have filed
a Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form
12.980(h), you should write confidential in any space on this form that would require you to write the
address where you are currently living.
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(d), Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction
and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit (02/18)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.:
Division:
,
Petitioner,
and
,
Respondent.
UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT
(UCCJEA) AFFIDAVIT
I, {full legal name}
____________, being sworn, certify that the following
statements are true:
1. The number of minor child(ren) subject to this proceeding is
. The name, place of
birth, birth date, and sex of each child; the present address, periods of residence, and places
where each child has lived within the past five (5) years; and the name, present address, and
relationship to the child of each person with whom the child has lived during that time are:
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS TRUE ABOUT CHILD #
1 :
Child’s Full Legal Name:
Place of Birth:
Date of Birth:
Sex:
Child’s Residence for the past 5 years:
Dates
Address (including city and
Name and present address of
Relationship
(From/To)
state) where child lived
person child lived with
to child
/present*
____/____
____/____
____/____
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(d), Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement
Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit (02/18)
____/____
____/____
* If you are the petitioner in an injunction for protection against domestic violence case and you have
filed a Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form
12.980(h), you should write confidential in any space on this form that would require you to enter the
address where you are currently living.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS TRUE ABOUT CHILD #
:
Child’s Full Legal Name:
Place of Birth:
Date of Birth:
Sex:
Child’s Residence for the past 5 years:
Dates
Address (including city and
Name and present address of
Relationship
(From/To)
state) where child lived
person child lived with
to child
/present
____/____
____/____
____/____
____/____
____/____
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS TRUE ABOUT CHILD #
:
Child’s Full Legal Name:
Place of Birth:
Date of Birth:
Sex:
Child’s Residence for the past 5 years:
Dates
Address (including city and
Name and present address of
Relationship
(From/To)
state) where child lived
person child lived with
to child
/present
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(d), Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement
Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit (02/18)
____/____
____/____
____/____
____/____
____/____
2. Participation in custody or time-sharing proceeding(s):
[Choose only one]
______ I HAVE NOT participated as a party, witness, or in any capacity in any other litigation or
custody proceeding in this or any other state, jurisdiction, or country, concerning parental
responsibility for, custody of, or time-sharing or visitation with a child subject to this
proceeding.
______ I HAVE participated as a party, witness, or in any capacity in any other litigation or
custody proceeding in this or another state, jurisdiction, or country, concerning parental
responsibility for, custody of, or time-sharing or visitation with a child subject to this proceeding.
Explain:
a. Name of each child:
b. Type of proceeding:
c. Court and state:
d. Date of court order or judgment (if any):
3. Information about custody or time-sharing proceeding(s):
[Choose only one]
______ I HAVE NO INFORMATION of any parental responsibility, custody, time-sharing, or
visitation proceeding pending in a court of this or any other state, jurisdiction, or country
concerning a child subject to this proceeding.
______ I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION concerning a parental responsibility, custody,
time-sharing, or visitation proceeding pending in a court of this or another state concerning a
child subject to this proceeding, other than set out in item 2. Explain:
a. Name of each child involved in said litigation:
b. Type of proceeding:
c. Court and state:
d. Date of court order or judgment (if any):
e. Case Number: _______________________________________________________________
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(d), Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement
Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit (02/18)