I previous wrote about filing fees in Hillsborough County and Pinellas County. In this post I review current filing fees in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pasco County, for common family law matters. A person who initiates a family law case (the “Petitioner”) will pay the following:
Most of the local courthouses will be closed on February 21, 2011, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Closed courthouses include those located in the following judicial circuits:
I previous wrote about filing fees in Hillsborough County. In this post I review current filing fees in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, for common family law matters. A person who initiates a family law case (the “Petitioner”) will pay the following:
One of the first steps in initiating a divorce or other proceeding is to have a petition and other papers served on the other party (the “Respondent”). Sometimes the Respondent does not want to be found. Other times, the Respondent is, well, in the slammer. So how do you find out whether he or she is behind bars?
Judge Irene Sullivan, author of “Raised by the Courts”, appointee of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Law and Order Transition Team, and formerly a member of the Unified Family Court in the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas County), discusses dependency and delinquency in this video:
Florida law provides for four different types of violence-related restraining orders–also known as “injunctions”–for various circumstances: (i) domestic violence; (ii) sexual violence; (iii) dating violence; and (iv) repeat violence. The following video from the Pinellas County Clerk of the Court explains the circumstances for which each type of injunction may be appropriate:
Below is a video from ABC Action News which follows one family through Pinellas County’s Seventh Annual Day of Adoption (November 2010):
If a circuit court in Miami-Dade county ordered a parent to pay child support, that order may be enforced in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Hernando, Manatee, or any other county in Florida (so long as one party lives in that county). Along the same lines, alimony awards entered in one Florida county may be enforced in another Florida county.
Section 61.17, Florida Statutes, provides the basis for such enforcement.
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