The functions of the Family Court Case Management are governed by Florida Statute 29.004(10) and Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.545.
The primary function of the Family Court Case Management is to assist the Judges and Magistrates of the Family Court Division with the efficient case management of the “pro se” family court cases.
"Pro se” is another term for litigants who represent themselves (self-represented litigant) in a legal proceeding without the aid of an attorney. It is important to understand that choosing to represent yourself means that the Court will expect you to follow the same rules and procedures that an attorney must follow. Therefore, it is still the responsibility of a Pro se” litigant to be aware of laws and legal rules before appearing in court, as the Judge, Magistrate, Case Managers, Deputy Clerks, or other court personnel are not allowed to give you any legal advice.
Case Management is a procedure used to monitor and move the Family Court Cases through the court system in a timely and efficient manner while ensuring compliance with statutory requirements.
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