In 1995 the Florida Supreme Court created several simplified forms and directions to assist those persons in family law court cases that do not have attorneys to represent them (pro se litigants). This information is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from an attorney; but for those persons who decide to proceed on their own in certain types of court actions, without an attorney, the forms can be very helpful.
Each of these packets contains all the forms necessary to file that specific type of court action, along with instructions on how to prepare them.
The Clerk of Circuit Court will answer questions for you to the best of their ability, but they are not attorneys and cannot give you legal advice.
Some assistance may be obtained from the following source;
Family Court-Self Help Program|
Tenth Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 9000
Bartow, FL 33831
Telephone No: 1-800-780-5346 Ext. 4015
Below is the price list for Pro Se packets that can be purchased at the Hardee County Clerk of Courts, 417 W. Main St., Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873.
If you request a packet be mailed, there will be an additional charge for postage. If you have any questions, you can contact the Hardee County Clerk of Courts at (863) 773-4174 ext 7224.