The Florida Supreme Court has approved a Family Law Rule Committee proposal that permits divorcing couples, under certain circumstances, to waive the filing of financial affidavits.

The amendments to Rule 12.285, which take effect November 1, apply only to uncontested divorces.

Parties will still be required to exchange the affidavits and “acknowledge that the responsibility to retain records rests solely with them,” the justices stressed in the September 7 order, In Re: Amendments to Family Law Rules of Procedure 12.285, and Forms 12.902(k) and 12.902 (l), Case No. SC2022-1738.

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