Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.921, Notice of Hearing (Child Support
Enforcement Hearing Officer) (11/20)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
NOTICE OF HEARING
(CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT HEARING OFFICER)
When should this form be used?
A child support enforcement hearing officer is an attorney who has been appointed by administrative
order of the court to take testimony and recommend decisions in cases involving the establishment,
enforcement, and/or modification of child support. If your case only involves issues pertaining to child
support, you cannot object to the referral of your case to a hearing officer.
Use this form anytime you have set a hearing before a child support enforcement hearing officer and
have been instructed to send notice of the hearing to the other party. Before you fill out this form, you
should coordinate a hearing time and date with the hearing officer and the other party. If the
Department of Revenue is a party to the case, you may need to schedule your hearing time with the
attorney for the Department of Revenue. If your case involves a Motion for Civil Contempt in Support
Matters pursuant to Florida Family Rule of Procedure 12.615, you should use form 12.961—Notice of
Hearing on Motion for Civil Contempt/Enforcement Matters (Rule 12.615).
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should file this
document with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where your case is filed and keep a copy for
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.
What should I do next?
A copy of this form must be mailed, e-mailed, or hand-delivered to the other party in your case.
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 Florida Rules of
Judicial Administration. If you elect to participate in electronic service, which means serving or receiving