Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.905(c), Supplemental Petition for Modification of Alimony
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM
SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION FOR MODIFICATION OF ALIMONY
When should this form be used?
This form should be used when you are asking the court to change a current court-ordered alimony
obligation. The court can change an alimony order if the judge finds that there has been a substantial
change in the circumstances of the parties.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign the form before
a notary public or deputy clerk. You should file this form in the county where the original order was
entered. If the order was entered in another state, or if the respondent lives in another state, you should speak
with an attorney about where to file this form. You should file the original with the clerk of the circuit
court and keep a copy for your records.
What should I do next?
For your case to proceed, you must properly notify the other party in your case of the supplemental
petition. If you know where he or she lives, you should use personal service . If you absolutely do not
know where he or she lives, you may use constructive service . You may also be able to use constructive
service if the other party resides in another state or country. However, if constructive service is used, other
than granting a divorce, the court may only grant limited relief. For more information on constructive service,
see Notice of Action for Dissolution of Marriage, O‘ Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law
Form 12.913(a), and Affidavit of Diligent Search and Inquiry, O‘ Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure
Form 12.913(b). If the other party is in the military service of the United States, additional steps for service
may be required. See, for example, Memorandum for Certificate of Military Service, O‘ Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.912(a). In sum, the law re