Kristen Debyah – Court Program Specialist I
The Sumter County Family Court Case Management office is in the Sumter County Courthouse at 215 East McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, Florida 33513 along with the Sumter County Clerk of Court. We are unable to meet personally with self-represented litigants but you may contact our office, by phone, Monday through Friday, from 8:00am – 5:00pm, by calling 352-569-6949 for general information and procedures.
Complete packets, forms and checklists may be purchased from the Sumter County Clerk of Court. There is a nominal fee charged for the packets purchased from the Clerk of Court. Filing fees for family court cases vary so check with the Clerk of Court for the fee schedule.
Self-represented litigants go to the Clerk’s office on the 2nd floor to fill out and file their paperwork.
Case Managers review each case, to make sure all documents are completed and filed. Once each file is ready the case will be scheduled with the appropriate office.
The Family Court Case Management Office is prohibited from providing legal advice. Litigants are urged to consult with an attorney on their case.
Sumter County Clerk, http://www.sumterclerk.com/index.cfm/dissolution-of-marriage
Florida Supreme Court website (self-help forms) http://www.flcourts.org
Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course Providers http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/childwelfare/stabilization/