INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE FORM
12.902(b), FAMILY LAW FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT (SHORT FORM) (01/15)
When should this form be used?
This form should be used when you are involved in a family law case which requires a financial affidavit
and your individual gross income is UNDER $50,000 per year unless:
(1) You are filing a simplified dissolution of marriage under rule 12.105 and both parties have
waived the filing of a financial affidavit;
(2) You have no minor children, no support issues, and have filed a written settlement agreement
disposing of all financial issues; or
(3) The court lacks jurisdiction to determine any financial issues.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign the form
before a notary public or deputy clerk. You should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in
the county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for your records.
What should I do next?
A copy of this form must be served on the other party in your case within 45 days of being served with
the petition, if it is not served on him or her with your initial papers. Service must be in accordance with
Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516.
Where can I look for more information?
Before proceeding, you should read “General Information for Self-Represented Litigants” found at the
beginning of these forms. The words that are in “bold underline” in these instructions are defined
there. For further information, see Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.285.
If you want to keep your address confidential because you are the victim of sexual battery, aggravated
child abuse, aggravated stalking, harassment, aggravated battery, or domestic violence, do not enter the
address, telephone, and fax information at the bottom of this form. Instead, file Request for
Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(h).
The affidavit must be completed using monthly income and expense amounts. If you are paid or your
bills are due on a schedule which is not monthly, you must convert those amounts. Hints are provided
below for making these conversions.
Instructions to Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(b), Family Law Financial Affidavit (Short Form)