Land O' Lakes, FL asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida

Q: I'm representing myself and need to know how to ask for Production of documents and request for admission.

I have a few documents I need from my ex, and 12 questions I want him to answer. In my county we have a printable interrogatories paper, but nothing for the other 2. Not sure how to ask for them, or if there is anything special I have to do. Can I just email my request to his lawyer, or do I have to write it out and formally file with the courts and then serve him. I'm so confused but I cannot afford legal help right now. Please, any pointers as what to do would be greatly appreciated!

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: See the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, particularly Rules 1.280 through 1.280.

Mr.  Joseph Lafayette Gufford III
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Mr. Joseph Lafayette Gufford III
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Stuart, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It’s a really bad idea to represent yourself. The first place you need to look is at:https://www.flcourts.org/Resources-Services/Office-of-Family-Courts/Family-Courts/Family-Law-Forms?parentId=669505&sort=form/number%20asc,%20form/date%20desc&view=embed_custom&searchtype=form&limit=50&query=&offset=0

There should be interrogatories for initial actions and modification actions. You can also add interrogatories but be sure to word them very carefully. On Request for Production and Request for Admissions, there’s no real forms on the state website last time I checked but I’m sure you can Google it and get some results on how to do it.

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