Ashburn, VA asked in Family Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida

Q: Do you need to report closed civil traffic cases on Notice of Related Cases?

I am filling out a "Notice of Related Cases" in relation to having my name legally changed. All I have on my record is a pair of civil traffic cases, but they are both closed cases. I verified they are closed through Duval County's CORE Website.

Do I still need to list those cases in my notice? I live in Duval County, both traffic cases took place in Duval county, and I will be changing my legal name in Duval county.

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Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
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  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The Notice of Related Cases is for cases that are related. For example: if there is a child support case and a divorce case. Closed traffic cases are not related to a name change.

Good luck!

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
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  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Advice I give all clients: Out of an abundance of caution why not list the two closed traffic cases on the document and make notations that the are closed traffic cases? That way no one can ever say you tried to mislead.

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