IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE.

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Supreme Court of Florida.

IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE.

No. SC16-978

Decided: March 16, 2017

Judge Laurel Moore Lee, Chair, Family Law Rules Committee, Plant City, Florida; Charles Cole Jeffries, Jr., Past Chair, Family Law Rules Committee, Tampa, Florida; and John F. Harkness, Jr., Executive Director, and Krys Godwin, Bar Staff Liaison, The Florida Bar, Tallahassee, Florida, for Petitioner Sarah E. Kay, Co-Chair, Rules and Forms Committee, Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, Sessums BlackCaballero Ficarrotta, Tampa, Florida; C. Debra Welch, Co-Chair, Rules and Forms Committee, Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, The Law Firm of C. Debra Welch PA, West Palm Beach, Florida; Laura Davis Smith, Chair, Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, Greene Smith & Associates, P.A., Coral Gables, Florida; Thomas J. Sasser, Jorge M. Cestero, Peter J. Trombadore, and Trisha P. Armstrong of Sasser, Cestero & Sasser, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida; and Gregory Firestone, Ph.D., Sarasota, Florida, Responding with Comments

This matter is before the Court for consideration of proposed amendments to the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure and Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Forms. We have jurisdiction. See art. V, § 2(a), Fla. Const.

BACKGROUND

The Family Law Rules Committee (Committee) has filed an out-of-cycle report recommending the Court adopt multiple amendments to the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure to create a stand-alone set of rules to govern family law proceedings. The Committee also proposes amendments to several family law forms and proposes several new family law forms. All of the rule and form amendments were approved by the full Committee and the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar.

The Family Law Rules were first adopted by the Court in 1995. See In re Family Law Rules of Procedure, 663 So. 2d 1047 (Fla. 1995). The Committee in that case initially proposed stand-alone rules that incorporated the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure into the Family Law Rules and also included rules unique to family law proceedings. However, at that time, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar took the position that the Family Law Rules should reference the civil rules where necessary rather than totally incorporate them with significant changes. Id. at 1048. The Court agreed with this position. Although the Court found the Committee's stand-alone approach to the new rules “well intended,” it determined that putting the text of the civil rules, with stylistic and substantive changes, into the new rules “would make it difficult for general practitioners to easily discern what differences existed between the civil rules and the family law rules and what changes were in fact substantive and what changes were only stylistic.” Id. at 1047. Thus, the Court modified the Committee's proposals “to require that the civil rules apply to family law matters except as set forth in the family law rules.” Id. at 1048. The modified rules were adopted by the Court, with some revisions after further comment, and made effective January 1, 1996. See id. at 1049.

At present, the Board of Governors has unanimously voted to approve the proposed amendments in this case, and only three comments were filed in response to the Court's publication of the proposed amendments—only one of which opposes the stand-alone concept. Further, the Committee explains in its report:

Over the years, the whole concept of “family law” has grown from simply being “divorce court” into a now distinct court—one that has to constantly find ways to handle a growing number of issues that arise in twenty-first century families, such as paternity proceedings, disputes over time-sharing and visitation, domestic violence, and enforcement proceedings.

The Commission of Family Courts, created in 1990, has recommended “that the Supreme Court require each judicial circuit to submit to the court for approval a local rule establishing a family division in its circuit or a means to coordinate family law matters that affect one family if the circuit or part of the circuit is of such limited size that it is unable to administratively justify such a division.” In Re: Report of the Commission on Family Courts, 588 So. 2d 586 (Fla. 1991).

As society went through radical changes, various areas of government developed to assist families, creating an evolution such that the practice of what had simply been “family law,” which seemed to fit under the umbrella of the Civil Rules of Procedure, developed into the practice of marital and family law. This practice is now represented in The Florida Bar by its own section and in the Judiciary by each Circuit's Family Law Division.

The Committee also contends that a stand-alone rule set will be helpful and less confusing for pro se litigants in that for most issues they will not have to consult multiple sets of rules for guidance. Given the developments in the practice of marital and family law, the benefit to pro se litigants, and the Board's support for the proposals, we agree that consideration of a stand-alone set of rules for family law cases is warranted.

Prior to submission to the Court, the Committee published its proposals for comment in the August 1, 2015, edition of The Florida Bar News. Comments were received from several attorneys, a general magistrate, and the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar (Section). After consideration of the comments addressing specific rules, the Committee made further revisions to the proposed amendments. The rules that were amended in response to the comments received were then republished in the October 15, 2015, edition of The Florida Bar News. No additional comments were received in response to the second publication of the proposed rule amendments.

After the report was submitted to the Court, the proposals were again published for comment. Comments were received from the Section, Gregory Firestone, Ph.D., and the law firm of Sasser, Cestero & Sasser, P.A. The Committee filed a response to the comments.

Upon consideration of the report, the Committee's proposals, the comments, and the Committee's response thereto, we adopt the proposed rule amendments creating a stand-alone set of Family Law Rules of Procedure, with several modifications. Those modifications, as well as several issues and concerns raised by the comments filed, are discussed below.1

AMENDMENTS 2

First, the proposed amendment to Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.110 (General Rules of Pleading), in part, adds new subdivision (c) pertaining to verification of documents. As proposed, new subdivision (c)(1) would provide the statement to be included when verification is done in an individual capacity, and new subdivision (c)(2) would provide the statement to be included when verification is done in a representative capacity on behalf of a corporate entity. One of the comments filed takes issue with this proposed new provision pertaining to verification, specifically, the provision containing the oath to be given when a document is verified in a representative capacity. This provision is not contained in current Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.110, and the Committee does not explain the source of the wording it proposes. Accordingly, we decline to adopt this particular portion of the proposed amendment to this rule.

Next, the proposed amendments to Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.210 (Parties), in part, create a new subdivision (b) incorporating the provisions of Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.210 and stating that the “court shall have the discretion to appoint a guardian ad litem and/or attorney ad litem for a minor, incapacitated, or incompetent person not otherwise represented in an action or shall make such other order as it deems proper for the protection of the minor, incapacitated, or incompetent person.” A comment filed pertaining to this proposal raised the concern that this language is contrary to section 61.401, Florida Statutes (2016), and case law, noting that in some circumstances, appointment of a guardian ad litem is mandatory. See Turnier v. Stockman, 139 So. 3d 397, 400 n.2 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014) (setting forth circumstances in which courts may or must appoint guardian ad litem).

Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.210(b), currently applicable in family law proceedings, provides in part that the court “shall appoint a guardian ad litem for a minor or incompetent person not otherwise represented in an action or shall make such other order as it deems proper for the protection of the minor or incompetent person.” Although this provision uses the term “shall,” appointment of a guardian ad litem under this rule has been construed as being discretionary in nature. Tallahassee Mem'l Reg'l Med. Ctr. v. Petersen, 920 So. 2d 75, 78 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006). Thus, by changing this provision from “shall appoint” to “shall have the discretion to appoint,” the Committee has not changed its meaning. Further, courts applying this rule have recognized that although the rule is discretionary, other specific statutes and rules may require appointment of a guardian ad litem under certain circumstances. As pointed out by the comment, section 61.401, Florida Statutes (2016), provides:

In an action for dissolution of marriage or for the creation, approval, or modification of a parenting plan, if the court finds it is in the best interest of the child, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem to act as next friend of the child, investigator or evaluator, not as attorney or advocate. The court in its discretion may also appoint legal counsel for a child to act as attorney or advocate; however, the guardian and the legal counsel shall not be the same person. In such actions which involve an allegation of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect as defined in s. 39.01, which allegation is verified and determined by the court to be well-founded, the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem for the child. The guardian ad litem shall be a party to any judicial proceeding from the date of the appointment until the date of discharge.

Because the proposed amendments do not change the meaning of the rule and are not intended to supersede statutes requiring appointment of a guardian or attorney ad litem in specific circumstances, we defer to the expertise of the Committee and adopt the amendments to this rule as proposed.

Next, the proposed amendments to Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.270 (Consolidation; Separate Trials) delete the existing provision referencing Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.270 and replace it with a provision stating that “[r]elated cases and consolidation of cases are governed by Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.545.” Concerns were raised in a comment to this proposal that this change would result in increased litigation and expenditure of judicial resources by calling into question the customary practice of bifurcating into separate trials the issue of the validity of a premarital or postnuptial agreement and the remaining issues in a dissolution of marriage proceeding. The comment noted that Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.545 (Case Management) does not specifically address the consolidation or bifurcation of trials and contended that deleting the reference to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.270 could be construed as taking away the ability of family law trial judges to bifurcate family law cases on an issue by issue basis.

Although Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.545 does not specifically address consolidation or bifurcation of trials, it does address related cases. Rule 2.545(d) requires a petitioner in a family case to file a notice of related cases. The definition of “family cases” in the rule includes both “dissolution of marriage” and “declaratory judgment actions related to premarital, marital, or post marital agreements.” Thus, the rule already contemplates that these types of actions are separate but possibly related “family cases”; there should be no need to bifurcate them. Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.545 also requires the trial judge to “take charge of all cases at an early stage in the litigation,” “control the progress of the case,” and “take specific steps to monitor and control the pace of litigation,” including “developing rational and effective trial setting policies.” There is nothing in these provisions that would prevent the trial court from effectively managing related dissolution of marriage and declaratory judgment actions to resolve the question of the validity of a premarital, marital, or post marital agreement at an appropriate stage of the litigation. Given these provisions, we defer to the expertise of the Committee with regard to the concerns raised in this comment, and adopt the amendments to Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.270 as proposed.

With regard to the proposed amendments to Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.285 (Mandatory Disclosure) and Rule 12.350 (Production of Documents and Things and Entry Upon Land for Inspection and For Other Purposes), the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar (Section) in its comment suggested several additional amendments to these rules. In its response to this comment, the Committee stated that the Section's suggestions are being addressed by the Committee in its upcoming three-year-cycle report. In light of this response, we defer to the Committee and adopt the amendments to these rules as proposed.

Next, the Committee has proposed amendments to Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.340 (Interrogatories to Parties) incorporating the provisions of Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.340 (Interrogatories to Parties). Part of this proposal incorporates the provisions of Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.340(c) “Option to Produce Records” into Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.340. Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.340(c) states:

When the answer to an interrogatory may be derived or ascertained from the records (including electronically stored information) of the party to whom the interrogatory is directed or from an examination, audit, or inspection of the records or from a compilation, abstract, or summary based on the records and the burden of deriving or ascertaining the answer is substantially the same for the party serving the interrogatory as for the party to whom it is directed, an answer to the interrogatory specifying the records from which the answer may be derived or ascertained and offering to give the party serving the interrogatory a reasonable opportunity to examine, audit, or inspect the records and to make copies, compilations, abstracts, or summaries is a sufficient answer. An answer shall be in sufficient detail to permit the interrogating party to locate and to identify, as readily as can the party interrogated, the records from which the answer may be derived or ascertained, or shall identify a person or persons representing the interrogated party who will be available to assist the interrogating party in locating and identifying the records at the time they are produced. If the records to be produced consist of electronically stored information, the records shall be produced in a form or forms in which they are ordinarily maintained or in a reasonably usable form or forms.

One of the comments to this proposal points out that certain standard family law interrogatories contained in Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Forms 12.930(b) and (c) expressly state that the interrogated party may comply with the interrogatory by producing certain records and expresses concern that incorporating the provisions of Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.340(c) would permit production of records in response to other interrogatories as well. We conclude that this is not a valid concern because under current Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.340, the provisions of Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.340(c) are already applicable to family law proceedings.

However, the Committee's proposal incorporating the provisions of Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.340(c) removes the following language:

or from an examination, audit, or inspection of the records or from a compilation, abstract, or summary based on the records and the burden of deriving or ascertaining the answer is substantially the same for the party serving the interrogatory as for the party to whom it is directed, an answer to the interrogatory specifying the records from which the answer may be derived or ascertained and offering to give the party serving the interrogatory a reasonable opportunity to examine, audit, or inspect the records and to make copies, compilations, abstracts, or summaries.

This language is replaced simply with “production of the records in lieu of a written response is a sufficient answer.” Thus, the requirement that the “burden of deriving or ascertaining the answer is substantially the same for the party serving the interrogatory as for the party to whom it is directed” and the requirement that the answer specify the records from which the answer may be derived or ascertained and offer to give a reasonable opportunity to examine, audit, or inspect the records and make copies, compilations, abstracts, or summaries has been deleted. We conclude that this is a substantive change in the requirements of this rule. Accordingly, we adopt a modified version of this proposal that includes the above language.

The Committee has also proposed several amendments to Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.610 (Injunctions for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating, and Sexual Violence, and Stalking). These amendments would delete the words “Repeat” and “or Sexual” from the title of subdivision (c)(1)(A)(i) so that the amended title would read “Domestic or Dating Violence.” The same amendments are proposed in the body of the subdivision to remove references to “repeat” and “sexual violence.” Additionally, in the first sentence, the Committee proposes replacing the phrase “immediate and present” with the term “imminent” and adding the language “becoming the victim of,” such that the first sentence would read: “For the injunction for protection to be issued ex parte, it must appear to the court that an imminent danger of becoming the victim of domestic or dating violence exists.” The Committee further proposes amending the second sentence to add the language “and any other matters as provided by section 90.204(4), Florida Statutes,” to bring to light 2014 statutory amendments to section 90.204, Florida Statutes.

The Committee also proposes amending subdivision (c)(1)(A)(ii), creating new language specifically addressing the statutory standards for a temporary injunction for repeat or sexual violence to be issued ex parte. According to the Committee, the language of this subdivision closely mirrors the language of subdivision (c)(1)(A)(i), including containing a reference to section 90.204(4), Florida Statutes. Newly numbered subdivision (c)(1)(A)(iii) would then incorporate the language of existing subdivision (c)(1)(A)(ii), regarding stalking, with the addition of language to reference section 90.204(4), Florida Statutes, to bring to light the 2014 statutory amendments to that section.

One of the comments pertaining to this proposal contends that it is in conflict with section 784.046, Florida Statutes (2016). The plain language of this statute states:

[w]hen it appears to the court that an immediate and present danger of violence exists, the court may grant a temporary injunction which may be granted in an ex parte hearing, pending a full hearing, and may grant such relief as the court deems proper, including an injunction enjoining the respondent from committing any acts of violence. § 784.046(6)(a), Fla. Stat. (2016).

The comment contends that without explanation, the Committee proposes replacing “immediate and present danger” with “imminent danger” and proposes the creation of a new subdivision, which addresses only temporary injunctions for repeat and sexual violence and replaces the requirement that it must appear to the court “that an immediate and present danger of violence exists” with the requirement that “repeat or sexual violence exists.” The comment points out that section 784.046 does not distinguish between the different forms of injunction for repeat violence, dating violence, or sexual violence and contends that Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.610 should not either.

The comment is correct that the proposed amendments to subdivision (c)(1)(A) of Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.610 that appear to change the standard for issuance of a temporary injunction for domestic and dating violence from “immediate and present danger” of domestic or dating violence to “imminent danger of becoming the victim of” domestic or dating violence, and that would separate out sexual and repeat violence from subdivision (c)(1)(A)(i) and provide yet another standard for issuance of a temporary injunction in those situations—“that repeat or sexual violence exists”—are inconsistent with statutory law. Section 741.30(5)(a), Florida Statutes (2016), addresses injunctions for domestic violence and provides that a temporary injunction may be issued when “it appears to the court that an immediate and present danger of domestic violence exists.” Similarly, section 784.046, Florida Statutes (2016), addresses injunctions for repeat, dating, and sexual violence, and it provides that a temporary injunction may be issued “when an immediate and present danger of violence exists.”

The Florida Supreme Court Family Law Forms for temporary injunctions against repeat, sexual, dating, and domestic violence reflect the statutory standard. Form 12.980(k), Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Repeat Violence, recites that “[t]he statements made under oath by Petitioner make it appear that Section 784.046, Florida Statutes, applies to the parties, that Petitioner is a victim of repeat violence and that an immediate and present danger of repeat violence exists to Petitioner or to a member of Petitioner's family.” Form 12.980(r), Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Sexual Violence, states that “[t]he statements made under oath by Petitioner make it appear that Section 784.046, Florida Statutes, applies to the parties, that Petitioner is a victim of sexual violence by Respondent and meets the requirements for an injunction established by law,” i.e., that an immediate and present danger of violence exists, under section 784.046(6)(a), Florida Statutes (2016).

The temporary injunction forms for domestic and dating violence use both the “imminent danger” language and the “immediate and present danger” language. Form 12.980(o), Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Dating Violence, states:

The statements made under oath by Petitioner make it appear that Section 784.046, Florida Statutes, applies to the parties, that Petitioner is a victim of dating violence and/or Petitioner has reasonable cause to believe he or she is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of an act of dating violence by Respondent, and that an immediate and present danger of dating violence exists to Petitioner or to a member of Petitioner's immediate family.

Forms 12.980(c)(1), Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence with Minor Child(ren), and 12.980(c)(2), Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence without Minor Child(ren), both state:

The statements made under oath by Petitioner make it appear that section 741.30, Florida Statutes, applies to the parties. It also appears that Petitioner is a victim of domestic violence by Respondent, and/or Petitioner has reasonable cause to believe he/she is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence by Respondent, and that there is an immediate and present danger of domestic violence to Petitioner or persons lawfully with Petitioner.

Given the above, we decline to adopt the proposed amendments to Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.610.

CONCLUSION

We would like to thank the Family Law Rules Committee for its dedication, service, and diligent work in proposing the stand-alone set of rules for family law cases that we adopt here. We also thank the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar for its participation and input, as well as the valuable input of those who filed comments in this matter.

Accordingly, the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure and Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Forms are hereby amended as set forth in the appendix to this opinion. Language added to the rules is indicated by underscoring; deleted language is shown in struck-through type. The committee notes are offered for explanation only and are not adopted as an official part of the rules.

The amended forms are fully engrossed and ready for use. The forms may also be accessed and downloaded from the Florida State Courts' website at www.flcourts.org/resources-and-services/court-improvement/problem-solvingcourts/family-courts/family-law-forms.stml. By adoption of the amended forms, we express no opinion as to their correctness or applicability.

The amended rules and forms shall become effective immediately upon release of this opinion.

It is so ordered.

LAWSON, J., did not participate.

APPENDIX

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FOOTNOTES

1.   The Committee has proposed, and we adopt, other minor and editorial amendments to the family law forms to conform to the Court's Style Guide for rule amendment submissions.

2.   Other minor and editorial amendments are made to the rules.

PER CURIAM.

LABARGA, C.J., and PARIENTE, LEWIS, QUINCE, CANADY, and POLSTON, JJ., concur.

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