Family Court Case Management

 

For more information about the Family Court Case Management offices and its services, please refer to the chart below.

Family Court Case Management Offices include:

County Location Phone #
Citrus County 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness 352-341-7007
Hernando County 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville 352-540-6274
Lake County 550 W. Main Street, Tavares 352-742-4301
Marion County 110 NW 1st Ave., Ocala 352-401-6717
Sumter County 215 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell 352-569-6964

The Fifth Judicial Circuit’s Family Court Case Management offices process cases which involve children and families. Case managers review, organize, and schedule cases in order to lead cases towards final disposition.

The Family Court Case Management offices originated in January, 1995, pursuant to a Supreme Court Mandate requiring all circuits to provide assistance to the public in domestic relations matters. The types of cases involved include, but are not limited to, Dissolution of Marriage, Paternity, Step-Parent Adoption, Name Changes, Custody by Extended Family, modifications and enforcement.

The Family Court Case Management offices assist self-represented litigants with general information and requirements for compliance.

The Family Court Case Management offices are prohibited from providing legal advice. Litigants are urged to consult with an attorney on their case.

Self Help Forms

Family Court packets, forms and checklists may be obtained from the Clerk of Court (Family Law Division) in Citrus, Hernando, Marion and Sumter counties. In Lake County, forms are NOT available at the clerk’s office or website.

Filing fees vary from county to county, therefore, you should check with each clerk’s office for a schedule of filing fees.

To further assist you, please identify the county in which your case is filed (or will be filed) and click on the link below:

Citrus County

Hernando County

Lake County

Marion County

Sumter County

Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course Providers

Section 61.21, Florida Statutes, requires the Department of Children and Families to provide each judicial circuit with a list of approved course providers and sites for the parent education and family stabilization course. Each circuit has a list of providers who offer the mandatory four (4) hour course at a variety of locations throughout the community.

Parents who are required to complete a Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course should know that some providers offer a sliding scale fee, based on your income. In addition, the Department does not monitor or control the cost of courses and prices do vary.

DCF is now providing a website for parents to find the most up to date information on the courses offered in Florida.
Link to Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course Providers

List of Children’s Educational Course Providers

 

Resources:

Florida State Courts – Court Programs – Videos about the Delinquency, Dependency and Injunction Process