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Use this template/form as an Affidavit of Corroborating Witness in the State of Florida


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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12.902(i),

AFFIDAVIT OF CORROBORATING WITNESS

When should this form be used?

This form may be used to prove residency in a dissolution of marriage proceeding. To get a divorce in

Florida, either the husband or the wife must have lived in Florida for at least 6 months before filing the

petition. Residency may be proved by a valid Florida’s driver’s license, Florida identification card, or

voter’s registration card (issue date of document must be at least 6 months before the date the case is

actually filed with the clerk of the circuit court), or the testimony or affidavit of someone other than you

or your spouse. This form is used to prove residency by affidavit. The person signing this form must

know that you have lived in the State of Florida for at least 6 months before the date you filed your

petition for dissolution of marriage.

This form should be typed or printed in black ink, and signed in the presence of a notary public or

deputy clerk. After completing this form, you should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court

in the county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for you records.

What should I do next?

A copy of this form must be mailed or hand delivered to the other party in your case, if it is not served on

him or her with your initial papers.

Where can I look for more information?

Before proceeding, you should read “General Information for Self-Represented Litigants” found at

the beginning of these forms. The words that are in “bold underline” in these instructions are defined

there. For further information, see section 61.021, Florida Statutes or section 61.052(2), Florida Statutes.

Special notes…

Remember, a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. If a nonlawyer helps you fill out

these forms, that person must give you a copy of a Disclosure from Nonlawyer, Florida Family Law

Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(a), before he or she helps you. A nonlawyer helping you fill out these

forms also must put his or her name, address, and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of

every form he or she helps you complete.

Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(i), Affidavit of Corroborating Witness (09/06)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,

IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.:

Division:

,

Petitioner,

and

,

Respondent.

AFFIDAVIT OF CORROBORATING WITNESS

I, {full legal name} , being sworn, certify that the

following statements are true: I have known {name} since

{approximate date} ; to the best of my understanding the petition in this action was

filed on {date} ; and I know of my own personal knowledge that this person has resided

in the State of Florida for at least 6 months immediately before {date} .

I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims

made in this affidavit and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes

fines and/or imprisonment.

Dated:

Signature of Corroborating Witness

Printed Name:

Address:

City, State, Zip:

Telephone Number:

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF

Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on by .

NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK

[Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary or clerk.]

____ Personally known

____ Produced identification

Type of identification produced

IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM, HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE

BLANKS BELOW:[fill in all blanks]

I, {full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer} ,

a nonlawyer, located at {street} , {city} ,

{state} , {phone} , helped {name} ,

who is the affiant, fill out this form.

Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(i), Affidavit of Corroborating Witness (09/06)

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