Form 12.914 "Certificate of Service" - Florida

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  • Released on November 1, 2015;
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.914
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE (11/15)
When should this form be used?
After a petition or supplemental petition has been properly served (through either personal service or
constructive service), both parties must serve copies of all additional documents or papers they file with
the clerk on the other party, or his or her attorney, if he or she has one. Each time you file a document,
you must certify that you provided the other party with a copy. Many of the Florida Family Law Forms
already have a place above the signature line for this certification. It looks like this:
I certify that a copy of this document was (
) mailed (
) faxed and mailed (
) e-mailed (
)
hand-delivered to the person(s) listed below on {date} ______________________________________
Other party or his/her attorney:
Name: _______________________________________
Address: _____________________________________
City, State, Zip: ________________________________
Fax Number: __________________________________
Designated E-mail Address(es):____________________
_____________________________________________
If a form you are filing has a certificate, you do not need to file a separate Certificate of Service, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.914. However, each time you file a document that does
not have a certificate like the one above, you must file a Certificate of Service, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.914, and serve a copy of the document on the other party.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form (giving the name of each
form, document, or paper filed), you should sign the form before a notary public or deputy clerk. You
should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where your case 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.
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.914, Certificate of Service (11/15)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.914
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE (11/15)
When should this form be used?
After a petition or supplemental petition has been properly served (through either personal service or
constructive service), both parties must serve copies of all additional documents or papers they file with
the clerk on the other party, or his or her attorney, if he or she has one. Each time you file a document,
you must certify that you provided the other party with a copy. Many of the Florida Family Law Forms
already have a place above the signature line for this certification. It looks like this:
I certify that a copy of this document was (
) mailed (
) faxed and mailed (
) e-mailed (
)
hand-delivered to the person(s) listed below on {date} ______________________________________
Other party or his/her attorney:
Name: _______________________________________
Address: _____________________________________
City, State, Zip: ________________________________
Fax Number: __________________________________
Designated E-mail Address(es):____________________
_____________________________________________
If a form you are filing has a certificate, you do not need to file a separate Certificate of Service, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.914. However, each time you file a document that does
not have a certificate like the one above, you must file a Certificate of Service, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.914, and serve a copy of the document on the other party.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form (giving the name of each
form, document, or paper filed), you should sign the form before a notary public or deputy clerk. You
should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where your case 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.
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.914, Certificate of Service (11/15)
What should I do next?
The copy you are providing to the other party must be either mailed, e-mailed, or hand-delivered to the
opposing party or his or her attorney on the same day indicated on the certificate of service. If it is
mailed, it must be postmarked on the date indicated in the certificate of service.
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
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.
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. For more information, see rule 1.080, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and rule
12.080, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure.
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 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 12.914, Certificate of Service (11/15)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE _______________________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR ________________________ COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: ___________________________
Division: _________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________,
Petitioner,
and
__________________________________,
Respondent,
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I certify that a copy of {name of document(s)} ________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
was (
) mailed (
) faxed and mailed (
) e-mailed (
) hand-delivered to the person listed below on
{date} __________________________.
Other party or his/her attorney:
Name: ______________________________________
Address: ____________________________________
City, State, Zip: _______________________________
Fax Number: _________________________________
Designated E-mail Address(es): __________________
____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
Signature of Party
Printed Name: _________________________________
Address: ______________________________________
City, State, Zip: _________________________________
Fax Number: ___________________________________
Designated E-mail Address(es): ____________________
_____________________________________________
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} (
) 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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