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Serving Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia Counties




Ref: FM-2018-040-SC (Rescinds FM-2013-040-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 dissolution of marriage, paternity and/or support actions is necessary for the efficient and proper administration of justice,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RAUL A. ZAMBRANO, 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 (PDF) attached hereto, is to be issued in dissolution of marriage, paternity and/or support actions.
    2. In cases affected by this order, the Clerk of Court is to 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’s provision of the order and the method by which it was provided, is to be noted 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 Court 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 is to be included with the service packet.  Upon request, 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 Court Order in some other manner as 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IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Administrative Order # FM-2013-040-SC is hereby rescinded.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 7th day of June 2018.

/s/ Raul A. Zambrano
Raul A. Zambrano
Chief Judge

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