Uncontested Change in Child Support
by Kari from Jacksonville, Florida, Duval County
What forms need to be filed if I have an uncontested change in child support? Circumstances have changed substantially and my ex and I share time with the kids 50/50% of the time.
In our divorce decree, I owe him $1100/month for child support as it is written he has primary residential and he did not have a job or income at the time.
He has now AGREED that neither of us owe the other child support and all monies for the kids will be split equally.
I intend to petition to modify the divorce decree to show 50% time spent with him and myself, as well as take out the child support obligation. What forms do I need to send to the Duval County Court for this to be signed and legal?
Answer to Florida Court Forms Question
The forms that you need can be found on the Florida Supreme Court website at www.flcourts.org.
To change or modify child support, file a Supplemental Petition to Modify Child Support, Form 12.905(b)
And to change your visitation schedule you can file a Supplemental Petition to Modify Parenting Plan/ Time-sharing Schedule and Other Relief, Form 12.905(a)
You will need to file one or the other, not both. Read the instructions for both forms to see which one is more appropriate for your situation. Have a look at our web-powered instructions page for form 12.905(b)
There are other forms that must be filed along with either of these Supplemental Petitions. These are:
- Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(d).
- Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(e). (If you do not know the other party’s income, you may file this worksheet after his or her financial affidavit has been served on you.)
- Parenting Plan, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form, 12.995(a) or 12.995(b). If the parties have reached an agreement, the Parenting Plan should be signed by both parties. If you have not reached an agreement, a proposed Parenting Plan may be filed. If this case involves a request for relocation of a minor child, pursuant to section 61.13001, Florida Statutes, a proposed Parenting Plan must be attached.
- Notice of Social Security Number, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(j), if not previously filed.
- Family Law Financial Affidavit, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(b) or (c). 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 supplemental petition on the respondent, if not filed at the time of the supplemental petition, unless you and the other party have agreed not to exchange these documents.)
The court must approve your proposed changes. The instructions for the Supplemental Petition, Form 12.905(a) state in part:
This form should be used when you are asking the court to change the current Parenting Plan/time-sharing schedule. The court can change the Parenting Plan/time-sharing schedule if the judge finds that there has been a substantial change in the circumstances of the parties and the change is in the child(ren)’s best interests.Notice:
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