Form 12.947(A) "Motion for Temporary Support, Time-Sharing, and Other Relief With Dependent or Minor Child(Ren)" - Florida

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.947(a),
MOTION FOR TEMPORARY SUPPORT, TIME-SHARING, AND OTHER
RELIEF WITH DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN) (11/15)
When should this form be used?
This form may be used by:
(1) The respondent or the petitioner in a pending dissolution of marriage action. For you to use this
form, a petition for dissolution of marriage must have already been filed. You should use this form to
ask the court to award any of the following: temporary use of assets; temporary exclusive use of the
marital home; temporary responsibility for liabilities/debts; temporary spousal support (alimony);
temporary time-sharing schedule with minor child(ren); temporary child support; and other relief.
OR
(2) The petitioner in a pending action for support unconnected with dissolution. For you to use this
form, a petition for support unconnected with dissolution of marriage must have already been filed.
You should use this form to ask the court to award temporary spousal support (alimony) and/or
temporary child support.
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 the petition for dissolution of marriage 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, along with all of the other forms required with this motion, must be mailed, e-mailed
or hand delivered to the other party in your case. When you have filed all of the required forms, you are
ready to set a hearing on your motion. You should check with the clerk, family law intake staff, or judicial
assistant for information on the local procedure for scheduling a hearing. When you know the date and
time of your hearing, you should notify the other party using a Notice of Hearing (General), Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.923, or other appropriate notice of hearingform.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING E-SERVICE ELECTION
After the initial service of process of the petition or supplemental petition by the Sheriff or certified
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for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.947(a), Motion for Temporary
nstructions
Support, Time-Sharing, and Other Relief With Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (11/15)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.947(a),
MOTION FOR TEMPORARY SUPPORT, TIME-SHARING, AND OTHER
RELIEF WITH DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN) (11/15)
When should this form be used?
This form may be used by:
(1) The respondent or the petitioner in a pending dissolution of marriage action. For you to use this
form, a petition for dissolution of marriage must have already been filed. You should use this form to
ask the court to award any of the following: temporary use of assets; temporary exclusive use of the
marital home; temporary responsibility for liabilities/debts; temporary spousal support (alimony);
temporary time-sharing schedule with minor child(ren); temporary child support; and other relief.
OR
(2) The petitioner in a pending action for support unconnected with dissolution. For you to use this
form, a petition for support unconnected with dissolution of marriage must have already been filed.
You should use this form to ask the court to award temporary spousal support (alimony) and/or
temporary child support.
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 the petition for dissolution of marriage 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, along with all of the other forms required with this motion, must be mailed, e-mailed
or hand delivered to the other party in your case. When you have filed all of the required forms, you are
ready to set a hearing on your motion. You should check with the clerk, family law intake staff, or judicial
assistant for information on the local procedure for scheduling a hearing. When you know the date and
time of your hearing, you should notify the other party using a Notice of Hearing (General), Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.923, or other appropriate notice of hearingform.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING E-SERVICE ELECTION
After the initial service of process of the petition or supplemental petition by the Sheriff or certified
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for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.947(a), Motion for Temporary
nstructions
Support, Time-Sharing, and Other Relief With Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (11/15)
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. Words in bold underline in these instructions are defined there. For further
information, see chapter 61, Florida Statutes, rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, and rule
1.610, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.
Special notes
If you use paragraph 1.c. of this form to ask the court to enter a temporary injunction, the court may
require you to post a bond.
With this form you must also file the following, if not already filed:
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(d), if this case involves a minor or dependent child(ren).
Notice of Social Security Number, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(j).
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(e), if
you are asking that temporary child support be ordered. (If you do not know the other party’s
income, you may file this worksheet as soon as a copy of his or her financial affidavit has been
served on you.)
The parties seeking relief shall serve a financial affidavit (Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form
12.902 (b) or (c)) and certificate of compliance (Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.932) with
the notice of hearing on the motion for temporary support and time-sharing.
Parenting Plan… If you have reached an agreement on either a temporary Parenting Plan or time-sharing
schedule, either one of the following proposed temporary Parenting Plans or a time-sharing schedule,
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for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.947(a), Motion for Temporary
nstructions
Support, Time-Sharing, and Other Relief With Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (11/15)
signed by both parties, should be filed. Parenting Plan, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form
12.995(a), Safety-Focused Parenting Plan, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.995(b),
or Relocation/Long Distance, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.995(c). If you have
not reached an agreement, a proposed Parenting Plan or temporary time-sharing schedule may be filed
for consideration by the Court.
Temporary Order... These family law forms contain a Temporary Order for Support, Time-Sharing, and
Other Relief with Dependent or Minor Child(ren), Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form
12.947(b), which the judge may use. You should check with the clerk, family law intake staff, or judicial
assistant to see if you need to bring it with you to the hearing. If so, you should type or print the heading,
including the circuit, county, case number, division, and the parties’ names, and leave the rest blank for
the judge to complete at your hearing.
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 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.
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for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.947(a), Motion for Temporary
nstructions
Support, Time-Sharing, and Other Relief With Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (11/15)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE _______________________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR ________________________ COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: ___________________________
Division: _________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________,
Petitioner,
and
__________________________________,
Respondent,
MOTION FOR TEMPORARY SUPPORT, TIME-SHARING, AND OTHER
RELIEF WITH DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN)
The _____ Petitioner _____ Respondent requests that the Court enter an order granting the following
temporary support:
{Complete all that apply}
1. Assets and Liabilities.
a. _____ Award temporary exclusive use and possession of the marital home. {address}
______________________________________________________________________________
The Court should do this because: __________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
b. _____ Award temporary use and possession of marital assets. {Specify, without giving
account numbers}
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
The Court should do this because: __________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
c. _____ Enter a temporary injunction prohibiting the parties from disposing of any marital
assets, other than ordinary and usual expenses. {Explain} ____________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
The Court should do this because: __________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
d. _____ Require temporary payment of specific marital debts. {Explain without using account
numbers} ___________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.947(a), Motion for Temporary Support, Time-
Sharing, and Other Relief With Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (11/15)
The Court should do this because: __________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
2. Child(ren).
1. _____ Enter a temporary Parenting Plan with a time-sharing schedule for the parties’ minor
child(ren).
2.
_____ Enter a temporary injunction prohibiting the parties from permanentlyremoving
the child(ren) from the jurisdiction of the Court.
The Court should do this because: __________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
3. Support.
a. _____ Award temporary child support of $ __________ per month.
b. _____ Award temporary spousal support/alimony of $ __________ per month.
The Court should do this because: __________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
4. Attorney’s fees and costs.
a. _____ Award temporary attorney’s fees of $ __________.
b. _____ Award temporary costs of $ __________.
The Court should do this because: __________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
5. Other Relief. {specify} ____________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
6. A completed Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(d), is filed with this motion or has already
been filed with the Court.
7. A completed Notice of Social Security Number, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law
Form 12.902(j), is filed with this motion or has already been filed with the Court.
8. I request that the Court hold a hearing on this matter and grant the relief specifically requested
and any other relief this Court may deem just and proper.
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.947(a), Motion for Temporary Support, Time-
Sharing, and Other Relief With Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (11/15)
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