COLLIER COUNTY FAMILY COURT
Court proceedings involving divorce and other family law matters are often emotional and difficult for all persons involved. It is highly advisable to consult with an attorney who will represent you and your interests.
If, however, you choose to represent yourself, Family Court Services in Lee County can assist you with the court process. Family Court Services assists individuals who are representing themselves in family law matters. The programís offices are located in Fort Myers adjacent to the Lee County Justice Center.
Also you can contact the Collier County Bar Association (239-252-8138) for an appointment for assistance in understanding the court procedures, distribution of family law forms approved by the Supreme Court of Florida and notary services.
COLLIER COUNTY FAMILY LAW PRACTICES AND PROCEDSURES
- Case Management Conferences (CMCs) are conducted by Family Law Case Managers, every Wednesday. CMCs are scheduled by an Order. If, a CMC needs to be rescheduled the request must be in the form of a Motion and Order or Stipulation and Order.
- Attorneys and/or self-represented parties are encouraged to bring your calendars to the Case Management Conferences (scheduling mediation, hearings, trials etc.).
AREAS AVAILABLE FOR ASSISTANCE
- Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) with or without minor children/ property
- Child support
- Parenting Time
- Response to Petitions
- Subpoena for Production of Documents from non-party
- Child Name Changes
FAMILY COURT FORMS:
Family court forms packets are available for all of the above areas in the Family Court Office or you can download individual forms you need at either of the following websites:
A "Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course" is required for all parties in a paternity case or dissolution of marriage case in which there are children. Click below to see a list of courses in the state of Florida approved by the Department of Children and Families for this purpose. Scroll down to the 20th Judicial Circuit to see the courses available in our area with a link to the website for course signup.
Carol Shepelrich (Family Law Case Manager) (239) 252-6280
Deborah Mravic (Program Coordinator) (239) 252-2603