Form 12.981(C)(2) "Stepparent Adoption: Consent of Adult Adoptee's Spouse" - Florida

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  • Released on February 1, 2018;
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.981(c)(2),
STEPPARENT ADOPTION: CONSENT OF ADULT ADOPTEE’S SPOUSE
(02/18)
When should this form be used?
This form must be completed by the spouse of an adult who is being adopted.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, the spouse of the adoptee
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 the petition for adoption of an adult 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 pleading or other document 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.
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 12.981(c)(2), Stepparent Adoption: Consent of
Adult Adoptee’s Spouse (02/18)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.981(c)(2),
STEPPARENT ADOPTION: CONSENT OF ADULT ADOPTEE’S SPOUSE
(02/18)
When should this form be used?
This form must be completed by the spouse of an adult who is being adopted.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, the spouse of the adoptee
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 the petition for adoption of an adult 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 pleading or other document 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.
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 12.981(c)(2), Stepparent Adoption: Consent of
Adult Adoptee’s Spouse (02/18)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: _________________________
Division: _________________________
IN RE: THE ADOPTION OF
________________________ ,
{use name to be given to adult} Adoptee(s).
STEPPARENT ADOPTION: CONSENT OF ADULT ADOPTEE’S SPOUSE
1.
I, {full legal name}
______________, am the spouse of
{full legal name} _________________________________________________, who Petitioner,
{full legal name} _________________________________________________ wishes to adopt.
2.
I consent to the adoption of my spouse by Petitioner.
3.
I understand my right to choose a person who does not have an employment, professional, or
personal relationship with the adoption entity or the prospective adoptive parents to be present
when this affidavit is executed and to sign it as a witness. The witness I selected is:
{full legal name}_______________________________________________________.
I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this
consent and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or
imprisonment.
Dated:
Signature of Spouse
Printed Name:
Address:
City, State, Zip:
Telephone Number:
Fax Number:
Designated E-mail Address(es): ____________________
_____________________________________________
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.981(c)(2), Stepparent Adoption: Consent of Adult Adoptee=s
Spouse (02/18)
____________________________________
_______________________________________
Signature of Witness
Signature of Witness
Printed Name: ________________________
Printed Name:
_______
Business Address:_____________________
Business Address:_____
_________________
Home Address: _______________________
Home Address:
_______
___
_______________________________________
Driver’s License or
Driver’s License or
State ID Card No.:_____________________
State ID Card No.:
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
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 ( ) stepparent (
) adult adoptee’s spouse.
This form was completed with the assistance of:
{name of individual} ___________________________________________________________________,
{name of business} _____________________________________________________________________,
{address} ____________________________________________________________________________,
{city} ________________,{state} ______, {zip code}_________,{telephone number} _________________.
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.981(c)(2), Stepparent Adoption: Consent of Adult Adoptee=s
Spouse (02/18)
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