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About the Unified Family Court Division

Welcome! As of July 1,2014 a Unified Family Court Division has been implemented in Collier County, pursuant to Rules 12.003, 12.004, 12.006, 12.007 and 12.271, Florida Family Rules of Procedure.

Unified Family Court includes Domestic Relations, Family Law Cases, Names Changes, Adoptions, Domestic Violence Cases, Dependency Cases and Delinquency Cases.


Effective Monday, October 30, 2017, the Unified Family Court in Collier County will be making a change from its current structure, to one UFC Cross-Over judge and two UFC Family Law/Domestic Violence Judges. Judge Greider will serve as the Unified Family Court Cross-Over Judge and Judge Cupp and Judge McGowan will serve as the two Unified Family Court Family Law/Domestic Violence Judges.

Please click the name of the judge presiding over your case, located below, for specific instructions and procedures.

You may also view the policies and procedures of the Unified Family Court judges, as well as other helpful forms and orders below:

If you are a self-represented party, you have the option to visit the Florida Self Help Family Law web site for imporant forms you may need to proceed in your case. You also have the option to visit the Family Law Help Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Collier County Courthouse, 3315 Tamiami Trail East, Ste., 102 Naples, FL 34112.

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.


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.


In order to provide a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process, a parenting coordinator assists the parents in making a parenting plan by facilitating the resolution of disputes between the parents by: [1] providing education, [2] making recommendations, and [3] making limited decisions within the scope of the court's order and parents' prior approval. The Parenting Coordinator Application Form and Training Standards may be found here: Parenting Coordinator Application Form and Training Standards



Carol Shepelrich (Family Law Case Manager) (239) 252-6280


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