Form 12.950(D) "Supplemental Petition to Permit Relocation With Minor Child(Ren)" - Florida

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY
LAW FORM 12.950(d)
SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION TO PERMIT RELOCATION WITH
MINOR OR DEPENDENT CHILD(REN)
(02/18)
When should this form be used?
This form should be used when you are asking the court to permit the relocation of your
principal residence and :
1. You plan to relocate your residence more than 50 miles from your principal residence at the
time of entry of the last order which established or modified primary residence, custody,
visitation, or time-sharing;
2. The court has not entered an order granting permission to relocate.
3. The relocation will be for a period of 60 consecutive days or more, not including any
absence for purposes of vacation, education, or health care for the child(ren).
4. Your order regarding custody, primary residence, visitation, time-sharing or parenting plan
was entered before October 1, 2009, and the order does not expressly govern the relocation
of the child(ren); was entered on or after October 1, 2006; or your case was pending on
October 1, 2009.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. You must fill in all sections of the form. After
completing the form, you should sign the form before a notary public or deputy clerk. You
should file this form in the county where the original order was entered. If the order was
entered in another state, or if the child(ren) live(s) in another state, you should speak with an
attorney about where to file this form. You should file the original with the clerk of the circuit
court 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 12.950(d), Supplemental Petition to
Permit Relocation with Minor or Dependent Child(ren)(02/18)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY
LAW FORM 12.950(d)
SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION TO PERMIT RELOCATION WITH
MINOR OR DEPENDENT CHILD(REN)
(02/18)
When should this form be used?
This form should be used when you are asking the court to permit the relocation of your
principal residence and :
1. You plan to relocate your residence more than 50 miles from your principal residence at the
time of entry of the last order which established or modified primary residence, custody,
visitation, or time-sharing;
2. The court has not entered an order granting permission to relocate.
3. The relocation will be for a period of 60 consecutive days or more, not including any
absence for purposes of vacation, education, or health care for the child(ren).
4. Your order regarding custody, primary residence, visitation, time-sharing or parenting plan
was entered before October 1, 2009, and the order does not expressly govern the relocation
of the child(ren); was entered on or after October 1, 2006; or your case was pending on
October 1, 2009.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. You must fill in all sections of the form. After
completing the form, you should sign the form before a notary public or deputy clerk. You
should file this form in the county where the original order was entered. If the order was
entered in another state, or if the child(ren) live(s) in another state, you should speak with an
attorney about where to file this form. You should file the original with the clerk of the circuit
court 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 12.950(d), Supplemental Petition to
Permit Relocation with Minor or Dependent Child(ren)(02/18)
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 Administration 2.516.
What should I do next?
For your case to proceed, you must properly notify the other parent and every other person
entitled to, access, time-sharing, or visitation with the child(ren) in your case of the
supplemental petition. “Other Person” means an individual who is not the parent but with
whom the child resides pursuant to court order, or who has the right of access to, time-sharing
with, or visitation with the child(ren). If you know where he or she lives, you should use
personal service. If you absolutely do not know where he or she lives, you may use constructive
service. You may also be able to use constructive service if the other party resides in another
state or country. However, if constructive service is used, the court may only grant limited
relief. For more information on constructive service, see Notice of Action For, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form 12.913(a)(2), and Affidavit of Diligent Search and Inquiry,
Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.913(b). If the other party is in the military
service of the United States, additional steps for service may be required. See, for example,
Memorandum for Certificate of Military Service, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law
Form 12.912(a). The law regarding constructive service and service on an individual in the
military service is very complex. If you have any questions about service, you may wish to
consult an attorney regarding these issues.
If personal service is used, the other party has 20 days to answer after being served with your
supplemental petition. Your case will then generally proceed in one of the following three ways:
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.950(d), Supplemental Petition to
Permit Relocation with Minor or Dependent Child(ren)(02/18)
DEFAULT. If after 20 days, no answer has been filed, you may file a Motion for Default, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.922(a), with the clerk of court. Then, if you have
filed all of the required papers, you may contact the clerk, family law intake staff, or judicial
assistant to set a final hearing. You must notify the other party of the hearing by using a Notice
of Hearing (General), Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.923, or other
appropriate notice of hearing form.
UNCONTESTED. If the respondent files either an answer that agrees with everything in your
supplemental petition or an answer and waiver, and you have complied with mandatory
disclosure and filed all of the required papers, you may contact the clerk, family law intake staff,
or judicial assistant to set a final hearing. You must notify the other party of the hearing by
using a Notice of Hearing (General), Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.923,
or other appropriate notice of hearing form.
CONTESTED. If the respondent files either an answer or an answer and counterpetition, which
disagrees with or denies anything in your supplemental petition, and you are unable to settle
the disputed issues, you should file a Notice for Trial, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family
Law Form 12.924, after you have complied with mandatory disclosure and filed all of the
required papers. Some circuits may require the completion of mediation before a final hearing
may be set. Then you should contact the clerk, family law intake staff, or judicial assistant for
instructions on how to set your case for trial (final hearing). If the respondent files an answer
and counterpetition, you should answer the counterpetition within 20 days using an Answer to
Counterpetition, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.903(d).
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 chapter 61, Florida Statutes.
Special notes...
If you do not have the money to pay the filing fee, you may obtain an Application for
Determination of Civil Indigent Status from the clerk, fill it out, and the clerk will determine
whether you are eligible to have filing fees deferred.
If there is a domestic violence case and you want to keep your address confidential for safety
reasons, do not enter the address, telephone number, and fax information at the bottom of this
form. Instead, file a Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.980(h).
With this form, you must also file the following:
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit, Florida
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.950(d), Supplemental Petition to
Permit Relocation with Minor or Dependent Child(ren)(02/18)
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(d).
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form
12.902(e). (If you do not know the other party’s income, you may file this worksheet after
his or her financial affidavit has been served on you.)
Agreement for Relocation, if you have reached an agreement on any or all of the issues
attach the proposed Agreement For Relocation with Minor Child(ren). Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law 12.950(a). Both parties must sign this agreement before a
notary public. Any issues on which you are unable to agree will be considered contested
and settled by the judge at the final hearing.
Notice of Social Security Number, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form
12.902(j), if not previously filed.
Family Law Financial Affidavit, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(b) or (c).
Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure, Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure Form 12.932. (This must be filed within 45 days of service of the supplemental
petition on the respondent, if not filed at the time of the supplemental petition, unless you
and the other party have agreed not to exchange these documents.)
Updating Information. A parent or other person seeking to relocate has a continuing duty to
provide current and updated information required by the relocation statute when that
information becomes known.
Parenting and Time-Sharing. If you and the other parent and every other person entitled to
access to or time-sharing with the child(ren) are unable to agree on the parenting arrangements
and a time-sharing schedule, a judge will decide for you as part of establishing a Parenting Plan.
The judge will decide the parenting arrangements and a time-sharing schedule based upon the
child(ren)’s best interests. Regardless of whether there is an agreement, the court reserves
jurisdiction to modify issues relating to the minor child(ren).
Failure to obtain an Order prior to relocation renders the supplemental petition to relocate
legally insufficient.
The judge may request a parenting plan recommendation or appoint a guardian ad litem in
your case. This means that a neutral person will review your situation and report to the judge
concerning parenting issues. The purpose of such intervention is to be sure that the best
interests of the child(ren) is (are) being served. For more information, you may consult section
61.13, Florida Statutes.
If one has not already been completed, the court may require the completion of a parenting
course before a final hearing is set. You should contact the clerk, family law intake staff, or
judicial assistant about requirements for parenting courses or mediation where you live.
Child Support. Both parents are required to provide financial support for their minor or
dependent child(ren); however, the court may order one parent to pay child support to the
other parent. Florida has adopted guidelines for determining the amount of child support to be
paid. These guidelines are based on the combined income of both parents and take into
account the financial contributions of both parents and the number of overnights the child(ren)
spend with each parent. You must file a Family Law Financial Affidavit. Florida Family Law Rules
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.950(d), Supplemental Petition to
Permit Relocation with Minor or Dependent Child(ren)(02/18)
of Procedure Form 12.902(b) or (c), and the other parent will be required to do the same. From
your financial affidavits, you should be able to calculate the amount of child support that should
be paid using the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure
Form 12.902(e). Because the child support guidelines take several factors into consideration,
change over time, and vary from state to state, your child support obligation may be more or
less than that of other people in seemingly similar situations.
Temporary Relief. If you need temporary relief regarding relocation of the minor child(ren),
complete paragraph twelve contained in the Supplemental Petition To Permit Relocation of
Minor Child(ren).
Final Judgment Form. These family law forms contain a Final Judgment/Supplemental Final
Judgment Permitting Relocation, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.950(i),
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 or trial.
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.
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.950(d), Supplemental Petition to
Permit Relocation with Minor or Dependent Child(ren)(02/18)
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