Form 12.999 Final Disposition Form - Florida

Form 12.999 is a Florida Courts form also known as the "Final Disposition Form". The latest edition of the form was released in March 1, 2017 and is available for digital filing.

Download an up-to-date Form 12.999 in PDF-format down below or look it up on the Florida Courts Forms website.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE
FORM 12.999
FINAL DISPOSITION FORM
(03/17)
When should this form be used?
This form is filed by the petitioner or respondent for the use of the clerk of the court for the purpose of
reporting judicial workload data under section 25.075, Florida Statutes. When your case is completed, the
petitioner or respondent must complete this form and file it with the clerk.
What should I do next?
This form must be typed or printed in black ink. After completing and signing this form, you should then file it
and keep a copy for your records.
A copy of this form must be e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered to the other party(ies) in your case.
Instructions for completing this form
I.
Case Style. Enter the name of the court, the case number assigned at the time of the filing of the
petition, counterpetition, or motion, the name of the judge assigned, and the names of the petitioner and
respondent.
II.
Means of Final Disposition. Place an “x” on the appropriate line before the major category and the
appropriate subcategory, if applicable. The following are the definitions of the disposition categories.
A.
Dismissed Before Hearing or Trial. The case is settled, voluntarily dismissed, or otherwise
disposed of before a hearing or trial is held.
B.
Dismissed Under Settlement, Before Hearing or Trial. Before hearing or trial, the case is
voluntarily dismissed by the petitioner, respondent, or movant after a settlement.
C.
Dismissal Under Mediated Settlement, Before Hearing or Trial. The case is voluntarily dismissed
by the petitioner or respondent after a settlement is reached with mediation before a hearing
or trial is held.
D.
Other, Before Hearing or Trial. The case is dismissed before a hearing or trial in an action that
does not fall into one of the other disposition categories on this form.
E.
Dismissal Before Hearing or Trial. The case is dismissed by a judge voluntarily after a hearing or
trial is held.
Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.999, Final Disposition Form (03/17)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE
FORM 12.999
FINAL DISPOSITION FORM
(03/17)
When should this form be used?
This form is filed by the petitioner or respondent for the use of the clerk of the court for the purpose of
reporting judicial workload data under section 25.075, Florida Statutes. When your case is completed, the
petitioner or respondent must complete this form and file it with the clerk.
What should I do next?
This form must be typed or printed in black ink. After completing and signing this form, you should then file it
and keep a copy for your records.
A copy of this form must be e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered to the other party(ies) in your case.
Instructions for completing this form
I.
Case Style. Enter the name of the court, the case number assigned at the time of the filing of the
petition, counterpetition, or motion, the name of the judge assigned, and the names of the petitioner and
respondent.
II.
Means of Final Disposition. Place an “x” on the appropriate line before the major category and the
appropriate subcategory, if applicable. The following are the definitions of the disposition categories.
A.
Dismissed Before Hearing or Trial. The case is settled, voluntarily dismissed, or otherwise
disposed of before a hearing or trial is held.
B.
Dismissed Under Settlement, Before Hearing or Trial. Before hearing or trial, the case is
voluntarily dismissed by the petitioner, respondent, or movant after a settlement.
C.
Dismissal Under Mediated Settlement, Before Hearing or Trial. The case is voluntarily dismissed
by the petitioner or respondent after a settlement is reached with mediation before a hearing
or trial is held.
D.
Other, Before Hearing or Trial. The case is dismissed before a hearing or trial in an action that
does not fall into one of the other disposition categories on this form.
E.
Dismissal Before Hearing or Trial. The case is dismissed by a judge voluntarily after a hearing or
trial is held.
Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.999, Final Disposition Form (03/17)
F.
Dismissed Under a Settlement, After Hearing or Trial. The case is voluntarily dismissed by the
petitioner, respondent, or movant after a settlement is reached without mediation after a
hearing or trial is held.
G.
Dismissal Under a Mediated Settlement, After Hearing or Trial. The case is voluntarily dismissed
by the petitioner, respondent, or movant after a settlement is reached with mediation after a
hearing or trial.
H.
Other, After Hearing or Trial. The case is dismissed after hearing in an action that does not fall
into the categories listed on this form.
I.
Disposed by Default. ! respondent chooses not to or fails to contest the petitioner’s allegations
and a judgment against the respondent is entered by the court.
J.
Disposed by Judge. A judgment or disposition is reached by the judge in a case that is not
dismissed and in which no trial has been held. Includes stipulations by the parties, conditional
judgments, summary judgment after hearing, and any manner in which a judgment is entered,
excluding cases disposed of by default as in category I. above.
K.
Disposed by Nonjury Trial. The case is disposed as a result of a contested trial in which there is
no jury and in which the judge determines both the issues of fact and the law in the case.
L.
Disposed by Jury Trial. Any part of the case is disposed as a result of a jury trial (considered the
beginning of a jury trial to be when the jurors and alternates are selected and sworn).
M.
Other. The case is consolidated, submitted to mediation or arbitration, transferred, or
otherwise disposed of by any other means not listed in categories (A) to (L).
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.
Instructions for Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.999, Final Disposition Form (03/17)
FINAL DISPOSITION FORM
I.
Case Style
{Name of Court} __________________________________
{Petitioner}
{Case number}
{Judge} _________________________
{Respondent}
II.
Means of Final Disposition
Place an “x” on the line for the major category and one subcategory, f applicable only.
Dismissed before hearing/trial
Dismissed pursuant to settlement, before hearing or trial
Dismissed under a mediated settlement before hearing or trial
Other, before hearing or trial
Dismissed after hearing or trial
_
Dismissed pursuant to a settlement, after hearing or trial
_
Dismissed pursuant to a mediated settlement, after hearing or trial
_
Other after hearing or trial
Disposed by default
Disposed by judge
Disposed by nonjury trial
Disposed by jury trial
Other {specify}
.
Date: ________________________
Signature of Attorney or Party
Printed Name:
Address:
City, State, Zip:
Telephone Number:
E-mail address(es):
Fax number:
Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.999, Final Disposition Form (03/17)
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} _________, {telephone number}
.
Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.999, Final Disposition Form (03/17)

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