Upon the commencement of all family law actions, including proceedings to modify a final judgment service of process shall be as set forth in Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.070. The summons, cross-claim summons, and third-party summons in family law matters shall be patterned after Florida Family Law Form 12.910(a) and shall specifically contain the following language:

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.

This rule does not govern service of process in domestic and repeat violence proceedings.

Webmaster's Comment: Last Modified No. 89,955 February 26, 1999

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