INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
DESIGNATION OF CURRENT MAILING AND E-MAIL ADDRESS
When should this form be used?
This form should be used to inform the clerk and the other party of your current mailing and e-mail
address(es) or any change of address. It is very important that the court and the other party in your case
have your correct address.
A party not represented by an attorney may choose to designate e-mail address(es) for service. A primary
and up to two secondary e-mail addresses can be designated. If you do so and the other party is
represented by an attorney or has also designated e-mail address(es) for service, e-mail will be the
exclusive means of service.
If there is any change in your mailing or e-mail address(es), you must complete a new form, file it with the
clerk, and serve a copy on any other party or parties in your case.
What should I do next?
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should file the original
with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where your case is filed and keep a copy for your records.
A copy of this form must be served on any other party in your case. Service must be in accordance with
Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING E-FILING
The Florida Rules of Judicial Administration now require that all petitions, pleadings, and documents be
filed electronically except in certain circumstances. Self-represented litigants may file petitions or other
pleadings or documents electronically; however, they are not required to do so. If you choose to file
your pleadings or other documents electronically, you must do so in accordance with Florida Rule of
Judicial Administration 2.525, and you must follow the procedures of the judicial circuit in which you file.
The rules and procedures should be carefully read and followed.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING E-SERVICE ELECTION
After the initial service of process of the petition or supplemental petition by the Sheriff or certified
process server, the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration now require that all documents required or
permitted to be served on the other party must be served by electronic mail (e-mail) except in certain
circumstances. You must strictly comply with the format requirements set forth in the Rules of Judicial
Administration. If you elect to participate in electronic service, which means serving or receiving pleadings
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915, Designation of Current Mailing and
E-mail Address (06/18)