Unified Family Court
The Unified Family Court (UFC) Division has jurisdiction to handle related family law matters (Family, Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency, and Domestic Violence (DV) Injunction cases) in multiple parts of the court system (“crossover” cases). In accordance with mandates issued by the Florida Supreme Court in May 2001 and January 2014, the Unified Family Court was established as a mechanism to provide a comprehensive, coordinated approach to handling complex related case matters, pursuant to the One Family, One Judge Model, with the overall purpose of promoting judicial economy, ensuring consistent rulings, and eliminating duplication of resources. A matter may qualify for transfer into the UFC Division when two or more open related cases involving any of the same parties, children, or issues, are pending simultaneously in the Family, Juvenile, and/or Domestic Violence Divisions.
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