Form 12.910(B) "Process Service Memorandum" - Florida

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.910(b),
PROCESS SERVICE MEMORANDUM (11/15)
When should this form be used?
You should use this form to give the sheriff’s department (or private process server) instructions for
serving the other party in your case with the Summons: Personal Service on an Individual, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.910(a), and other papers to be served. On this form you can tell the
sheriff’s department the best times to find the person at work and/or at home. You can also include a
map to the other person’s home or work place to help the sheriff find the person and deliver the
summons. Do not forget to attach to the summons a copy of your initial petition and any other papers
you want personally served on the other party.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should file the original
with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where your petition was filed and attach a copy to the
Summons: Personal Service on an Individual, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.910(a).
You should also 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.
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. You should read the instructions for Summons: Personal Service on an
Individual, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.910(a), for additional information.
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 A-Z Topical Index.
SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANTS MAY SERVE DOCUMENTS BY E-MAIL; HOWEVER, THEY ARE NOT
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.910(b), Process Service Memorandum
(11/15)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.910(b),
PROCESS SERVICE MEMORANDUM (11/15)
When should this form be used?
You should use this form to give the sheriff’s department (or private process server) instructions for
serving the other party in your case with the Summons: Personal Service on an Individual, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.910(a), and other papers to be served. On this form you can tell the
sheriff’s department the best times to find the person at work and/or at home. You can also include a
map to the other person’s home or work place to help the sheriff find the person and deliver the
summons. Do not forget to attach to the summons a copy of your initial petition and any other papers
you want personally served on the other party.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should file the original
with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where your petition was filed and attach a copy to the
Summons: Personal Service on an Individual, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.910(a).
You should also 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.
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. You should read the instructions for Summons: Personal Service on an
Individual, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.910(a), for additional information.
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 A-Z Topical Index.
SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANTS MAY SERVE DOCUMENTS BY E-MAIL; HOWEVER, THEY ARE NOT
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.910(b), Process Service Memorandum
(11/15)
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 Administration2.516.
Special notes...
If you fear that disclosing your address would put you in danger because you are the victim of sexual
battery, aggravated child abuse, stalking, aggravated stalking, harassment, aggravated battery, or
domestic violence, you should complete a Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(h), file it with the clerk, and write confidential in the space
provided on the petition.
Nonlawyer. 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 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 12.910(b), Process Service Memorandum
(11/15)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE _______________________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR ________________________ COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: ___________________________ ___
Division: __________________________________________________________________________________ ________
__________________________________,
Petitioner,
and
__________________________________,
Respondent,
PROCESS SERVICE MEMORANDUM
TO:
_____ Sheriff of ________________________ County, Florida; _____________________ Division
_____ Private process server: ______________________________________________________
Please serve the {name of document(s)} ______________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
in the above-styled cause upon:
Party: {full legal name} __________________________________________________________________
Address or location for service: ___________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Work Address: _________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
If the party to be served owns, has, and/or is known to have guns or other weapons, describe what type
of weapon(s): _________________________________________________________________________
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: _________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Dated: ______________________
_______________________________________
Signature of Party
*Printed Name: __________________________
*Address: ______________________________
*City, State, Zip: __________________________
*Telephone Number: ______________________
*Fax Number: ___________________________
*Designated E-mail Address(es) _____________
_______________________________________
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.910(b), Process Service Memorandum (11/15)
* Please see the Special Notes section in the instructions to this form regarding Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.980(h), Request for Confidential Filing of Address, which may be used if
you need to keep your addresses or telephone numbers confidential for safetyreasons.
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 Petitioner. 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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