Who needs a Notice of Related Cases?
This form is completed by the petitioner in a family law case if there any cases related to the main one. A related case is a case that involves the same parties or affects the court jurisdiction to proceed. The notice must also be filed if the order in the related case conflicts with the same issues in the new case.
What is the purpose of the Notice of Related Cases?
The notice is filed to inform judges and other parties involved in the current case about the open or closed related civil, criminal, guardianship, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence or domestic relations case. The petitioner will add information about the related case, indicate the type of the proceeding, the state where it is pending, etc.
Is the Notice of Related Cases accompanied by other documents?
There is no need to attach other forms to this notice. The Certificate of Service is a part of this form and it is also completed by the petitioner.
When is the Notice of Related Cases due?
The notice form must be filed with the court clerk as soon as the case is filed so that the judges and parties have all the important information.
What information must be provided in the Notice of Related Cases?
The petitioner should add the following details to the form:
- Name of the petitioner
- Name of the respondent
- Information about the related case
- Type of the proceeding (dissolution of marriage, custody, child support, adoption,mental health, criminal)
- State where the case was declined
- Relationship of other cases
The petitioner must also sign the certificate of service. The certificate also asks for the petitioner’s name, address, phone number, email.
What do I do with the form after its completion?
The completed form is filed with the clerk of the Florida circuit court.