Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC20—17 Addresses Notary Requirement of Certain Family Law Forms

Written by Silvia McLain, Esq.

The requirement that Florida Family Law Forms be notarized or signed in the presence of a deputy clerk was suspended by the Florida Supreme Court through the close of business on Friday, April 17, 2020, or as provided by subsequent order, if the filer includes the following statement before the filer’s signature:

 

Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have read this document and the facts stated in it are true.

 

This exception does not apply to Florida Family Law Forms 12.902(f)(1), Marital Settlement Agreement for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren), 12.902(f)(2), Marital Settlement Agreement for Dissolution of Marriage with Property but No Dependent or Minor Child(ren), 12.902(f)(3),Marital Settlement Agreement for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage, and any other family law form that transfers the ownership of property, which must continue to be notarized or signed in the presence of a deputy clerk prior to filing.

 

See Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC20-17 included below for your review.