Family Court Basics

Three decades of family court in Florida.
Click here for a timeline of significant events that have shaped Florida’s family court.

Family court jurisdiction.
Click here to see a list of all of the case types in family court.

Family court filing trends.
Currently, family court cases comprise approximately 40% of all circuit court filings. Click here to see more about filings trends.

Family court guiding principles.
Click here for the 12 guiding principles of family court as adopted by the Florida Supreme Court.

Core components of Florida family court.
Click here for the ten core components.

Court process maps.
Click here for process maps for dependency, delinquency, domestic violence injunctions, and divorce proceedings.

Family court resources.
Click here for more information about Florida’s family court.