Administrative Office of the Courts
The Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida
CASE PROGRESSION CHECKLIST
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN)
This checklist has been prepared to assist you with the necessary procedure for bringing your case to final
hearing. This checklist lists the minimum requirements and, even though fairly specific, may not be all-
inclusive for every case. It is not intended, and should not be substituted for proper legal advice from an
attorney. You should, however, find that making sure all necessary steps noted below are followed would
reduce procedural difficulties and time delays.
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren)-Form 12.901(b)(1).
Required forms filed with initial petition:
UCCJEA Affidavit - Form 12.902(d), is required in most matters involving children, including
request for the name change of a minor child.
Child Support Guideline Worksheet – 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 to
Financial Affidavit - Form 12.902(b) or 12.902(c) (according to your income-see instructions
Non-military Affidavit - Form 12.912(b). This form is required only for obtaining a default on
petitions that have been personally or constructively served.
Corroborating Witness Affidavit - Form 12.902(i) or photocopy of Florida Drivers License,
Florida Identification Card, or Voters I.D. Issue date of copied document must be at least six
months before date case is filed with Clerk of Court.
Summons: Personal Service on an Individual – Form 12.910(a). Not required if the other
party has signed a waiver of service.
Process Service Memorandum - Form 12.910(b).
Out of State Service Information: If service is required on a party residing outside of the state
of Florida, the party who filed the p