Family Division

 

Areas of Interest:

• Adoptions

• Annulments

• Child Support

• Dissolution of Marriage

• Temporary Custody by Extended Family

• Paternity

• Name Change

• Register a Foreign Judgment

• Termination of Parental Rights

• Injunctions: Domestic, Dating, Repeat, Sexual & Stalking

• Emancipation

• Juvenile Delinquency

• Juvenile Dependency

• Support Unconnected with a Dissolution of Marriage


 

Modifications and Enforcement:

We recommend you speak with the Self Help Advisor prior to filing to make sure you are filing the correct documents.
 
All Family Division filings are done in Customer Service in Building E.
 
Copies are available at Customer Service for a fee of $1.00 per page. Certification of a document is an additional $2.00.
 

Juvenile Delinquency:

Juvenile Delinquency cases involve children under the age of 18, and works closely with the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Judiciary, State Attorneys, Public Defenders, and law enforcement agencies.
 
All Delinquency records are confidential. As mandated by Florida Law, clerks may not give out any information over the phone or on the internet about any juvenile case. To view a court file, the authorized person must come in with a photograph identification.
 
If you are seeking the appointment of a public defender based on your inability to pay for a private attorney, per Chapter 27.42, Florida Statutes, complete the Application for Criminal Indigent Status.
 

Juvenile Dependency:

Juvenile Dependency handles cases involving children who have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Juvenile records are maintained as confidential under Florida Law.
 
All Dependency records are confidential. As mandated by Florida Law, clerks may not give out any information over the phone or on the internet about any juvenile case. To view a court file, the authorized person must come in with a photograph identification.
 
The Juvenile Division will only provide information regarding Juvenile cases to:
Child
Parents
Attorneys
Guardian ad litem
Law enforcement agencies
Department of Children and Families and its designees
Department of Juvenile Justice and its designees
Parole Commission
Department of Corrections
 
To contact the Juvenile Dependency division, call (386) 326-7650.


 

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