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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PETITION TO ESTABLISH PARENTING PLAN WITH TlME-SHARING
SCHEDULE WITH MINOR CHILD(REN) OF PARENTS WHO WERE NEVER MARRIED
When should this form be used?
paternity has been established by final judgment in a child support enforcement
filed by the Department of Revenue or other IV-D child support enforcement agency,
or by an
acknowledgment of paternity signed in conformity with §742.10(1), Florida Statutes, a
parent who was
never married to the other parent may use this form to establish parental
responsibility and to obtain a
Parenting Plan with a Time-Sharing Schedule. If the Department of
Revenue, has not filed a
or paternity has not been established, the parent must file
a Petition to Determine
Paternity and for Related Relief, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family
Law Form 12.983. This
form is only appropriate when the parents are unable to have the issues
of parenting time decided in the paternity
action. You should consult a family law attorney before
you file your petition.
you use the wrong
form, the court may dismiss the case.
What should I do next?
The petition and all other required forms must be typed or printed in black ink. After
the forms, you should sign the forms before a notary public or deputy clerk. You must
file the original
with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where you live and keep a copy
for your records. In
addition to this petition, you must also complete and file the following forms:
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit,
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(d). Form must be
completed, signed and
notarized and served with the summons.
Notice of Related Cases, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(h).
Civil Cover Sheet, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, Form 12.928.
Parenting Plan, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.995(a)
Supervised/Safety Focused Parenting Plan, Form 12.995(b). If the parents
have reached an
agreement, a signed and notarized Parenting Plan should be
attached. If the parents have not
reached an agreement, a proposed Parenting Plan
may be attached.
IF YOU ASK FOR CHILD SUPPORT:
Family Law Financial Affidavit, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form
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
petition on the
respondent, unless you filed it with your petition). You do not need to
file this form if you and the
other party have agreed not to exchange these documents.
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form,
12.902(e), if you are asking for child support to be established. If you do not
know the other's
parties income, you may file this worksheet after his or her
financial affidavit has been served on