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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR FLAGLER, PUTNAM, ST. JOHNS AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES


RE: STANDING FAMILY LAW COURT ORDER
REF: FM-2013-040-SC
(Rescinds FM-2006-040-SC)

WHEREAS, it has been made known to the undersigned that the establishment of a standing family law court order dealing with the parties’ responsibilities in original actions for dissolution of marriage, as well as actions for alimony and/or child support unconnected with dissolutions, is necessary for the efficient and proper administration of justice,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, TERENCE R. PERKINS, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby order as follows:

1.     A standing family law court order, in substantially the same format as Exhibit A attached hereto, will be issued in original actions for dissolution of marriage, as well as actions for alimony and/or child support unconnected with dissolutions.

2.    In cases affected by this order, the Clerk of Court shall advise the Petitioner and/or Petitioner’s attorney of the requirements of this order by providing him/her with a copy, in either physical or electronic format, of the standing family law court order when the case is filed. The Clerk of Court shall document the provision of the standing family law court order to the Petitioner and/or Petitioner’s attorney, and the method by which they were provided, in the appropriate case file. It is the responsibility of the Petitioner and/or Petitioner’s attorney to provide the Respondent with a copy of the standing family law order by including it with the petition at time of service. In cases where the Clerk of Court forwards the petition to the Sheriff for service, a copy of the standing family law court order must be included. The Court Administrator’s office will provide the Clerk with copies of the standing family law court order for distribution.

3.    Nothing in this order prohibits judges from issuing similar orders in other types of Family Law actions or providing service of the standing family law order in some other manner they deem appropriate.

4.    Failure to comply with the terms of the standing family law court order may result in appropriate sanctions against the offending party.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Administrative Order # FM-2006-040-SC is hereby rescinded.

TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, this 25th day of September 2013.

/s/ Terence R. Perkins
TERENCE R. PERKINS
CHIEF JUDGE