Form 12.950(G) "Motion for Civil Contempt and/or Return of Child(Ren)" - Florida

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.950(g)
MOTION FOR CIVIL CONTEMPT AND/OR RETURN OF CHILD(REN)
(11/15)
When should this form be used?
You may use this form to ask the court to enforce a prior court order, final judgment or to request the
return of a child(ren) who has been relocated in violation of Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes .
What should I do next?
To initiate a civil contempt/enforcement proceeding against a party who has relocated with a child
contrary to the requirements of a prior court order, or is otherwise not complying with a prior court order
concerning relocation, or in the event there has been a relocation in violation of Section 61.13001, Florida
Statutes, you must file a motion with the court explaining what the party has failed to do. This form
should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign it before a notary
public or deputy clerk. You should then 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.
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
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.950(g), Motion for Civil Contempt
and/or Return of Child(ren) (11/15)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.950(g)
MOTION FOR CIVIL CONTEMPT AND/OR RETURN OF CHILD(REN)
(11/15)
When should this form be used?
You may use this form to ask the court to enforce a prior court order, final judgment or to request the
return of a child(ren) who has been relocated in violation of Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes .
What should I do next?
To initiate a civil contempt/enforcement proceeding against a party who has relocated with a child
contrary to the requirements of a prior court order, or is otherwise not complying with a prior court order
concerning relocation, or in the event there has been a relocation in violation of Section 61.13001, Florida
Statutes, you must file a motion with the court explaining what the party has failed to do. This form
should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign it before a notary
public or deputy clerk. You should then 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.
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
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.950(g), Motion for Civil Contempt
and/or Return of Child(ren) (11/15)
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.
A copy of this form must be personally served by a sheriff or private process server or mailed*, e-mailed*
or hand delivered to any other party(ies) in your case. *Please note that if notice is mailed or e-mailed,
the court in certain circumstances may not consider mailing or e-mailing to be adequate notice. If you
want to be sure, you should have the motion personally served. This is a technical area of the law; if you
have any questions about it, you should consult a lawyer. For more information on personal service, see
the instructions for Summons: Personal Service on an Individual, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure
Form 12.910(a).
The court will then set a hearing. You should check with the clerk of court, judicial assistant, or family law
intake staff for information on the local procedure for scheduling a hearing. Once you know the time
and date of the hearing, you will need to complete Notice of Hearing on Motion for
Contempt/Enforcement, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.961, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form 12.921, or Order of Referral to General Magistrate, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.920(b), which will specify a time and place for a hearing on the issue. A
copy of the form you used to schedule the hearing must be mailed, e-mailed, or hand-delivered to the
other party. Again, if notice is mailed or e-mailed, the court in certain circumstances may not consider
that to be adequate notice. If you want to be sure, you should have the notice personally served. This is
a technical area of the law; if you have any questions about it, you should consult a lawyer. For more
information on personal service, see the instructions for Summons: Personal Service on an Individual,
Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.910(a).
At the hearing, as in other civil proceedings, you, as the party seeking contempt or return of children, will
have the burden of proof. The other party will have an opportunity to put on defenses, if any apply. If
the judge finds the other party to be in willful contempt or in violation of Section 61.13001, Florida
Statutes, the judge may order appropriate sanctions to compel compliance or return of the child(ren) by
the other party, including jail, payment of attorneys’ fees, suit money, court costs, coercive or
compensatory fines, and may order any other relief permitted by law.
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. See also section 61.14, Florida Statutes and rule 12.615, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure.
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 12.950(g), Motion for Civil Contempt
and/or Return of 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 CIVIL CONTEMPT AND/OR RETURN OF CHILD(REN)
_____ Petitioner _____ Respondent requests that the Court enter an order of civil contempt and/or an
order for return of child(ren) against _____ Petitioner _____ Respondent because he/she has relocated
with the parties’ minor child(ren) or has taken other action with respect to relocation.
I.
NONCOMPLIANCE OR VIOLATION
A. The other party in this case has willfully failed to comply with the: {Choose onlyone}
1.
_____ Court order or judgment entered on {date} _________________________, by
{court, city, and state} ___________________________________________________________.
_____ Please indicate here if the judgment or order is not from this Court and attach a copy of
the judgment or order to this motion.
2.
_____ Written Agreement of the parties.
3.
_____ Relocation procedures of Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes.
B. This order, judgment, agreement, or statute, required the other party in this case to do or not
do the following: {Explain what the other party was ordered to do or not do} ___________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
_____ Please indicate here if additional pages are attached.
C. The other party in this case has willfully failed to comply with this order or judgment of the
court , a written agreement, or the requirements of Section 61.13001,Florida Statutes: {Explain what
the other party has or has not done}. ___________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
_____ Please indicate here if additional pages are attached.
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.950(g), Motion for Civil Contempt and/or Return of Child(ren)
(11/15)
II.
REQUEST FOR RELIEF OR SANCTION
A. _____ There IS a prior court order or judgment and I respectfully request that the court issue an
order holding the above-named person in civil contempt, if appropriate, and/or providing the
following relief: {Indicate all that apply}
1.
_____ ordering the immediate return of the minor child(ren);
2.
_____ granting a temporary order restraining the relocation of minor child(ren);
3.
_____ enforcing or compelling compliance with the prior order or judgment;
4.
_____ requiring the other party to pay costs and fees in connection with this motion;
5.
_____ if the other party is found to be in civil contempt, ordering a compensatory fine;
6.
_____ if the other party is found to be in civil contempt, ordering a coercive fine;
7.
_____ if the other party is found to be in civil contempt, ordering incarceration of the
other party after setting an appropriate purge;
8.
_____ issuing a writ of bodily attachment as appropriate;
9.
_____ awarding make-up time-sharing with minor child(ren) as follows {explain}
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
10.
_____ awarding attorney’s fees; and/or
11.
_____ awarding other relief, including sanctions, {explain}:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
OR
B. _____ There is NO prior court order; however, the above-named person has violated the
requirements of Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes, and I respectfully request that the court issue an
order providing the following relief:
1.
_____ ordering the immediate return of the minor child(ren);
2.
_____ granting a temporary order restraining the relocation of the minor child(ren);
3.
_____ enforcing or compelling compliance with Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes;
4.
_____ requiring the other party to pay costs and fees in connection with this motion;
5.
_____ awarding make-up time-sharing with minor child(ren) as follows {explain}: _____
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
6.
_____ awarding attorneys’ fees; and/or
7.
_____ awarding other relief, including sanctions, {explain}: ________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.950(g), Motion for Civil Contempt and/or Return of Child(ren)
(11/15)
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:
Printed Name: _________________________________
Address: ______________________________________
City, State, Zip: _________________________________
Telephone Number: _____________________________
Fax Number: ___________________________________
Designated E-mail Address(es): ____________________
_____________________________________________
I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this
motion and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or
imprisonment.
Dated: ______________________
____________________________________________
Signature of Party or his/her attorney
Printed Name: _________________________________
Address: ______________________________________
City, State, Zip: _________________________________
Telephone Number: _____________________________
Fax Number: ___________________________________
Designated E-mail Address(es): ____________________
_____________________________________________
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
deputy clerk.]
____
Personally known
____
Produced identification
____
Type of identification produced ________________________________
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.950(g), Motion for Civil Contempt and/or Return of Child(ren)
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