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Frequently Asked Questions For Financial Recovery

Welcome to the questions and answers area.
We have a large database of FAQs so we have organized them by topic. For frequently asked questions related to a specific topic, select it from the list below.

  

What can I do if I am not able to pay the filing fee?
You may however apply for determination of indigent status and if approved the clerk will enroll you in a payment plan. You may fill this application out in our Civil/ Family Department at the time of filing. There is an additional fee for this service
How can I enforce my Judgment that was ordered in another state?
The Clerk’s office is prohibited from giving any legal advice. You may research the laws online or at our Law Library located in the Manatee County Judicial Center. You may also seek legal advise through an attorney. The following are numbers that we suggest to you for legal services:
Gulf Coast Legal Service – 746-6151
Legal Aide of Manasota- 747-1628
Lawyer Referral Service- 1(800) 342-8011
How can I obtain Temporary Custody of a family member?
The Clerk’s office is prohibited from giving any legal advice. You may research the laws online or at our Law Library located in the Manatee County Judicial Center. You may also seek legal advise through an attorney. The following are numbers that we suggest to you for legal services:
Gulf Coast Legal Service – 746-6151
Legal Aide of Manasota- 747-1628
Lawyer Referral Service- 1(800) 342-8011
What do I do to change the amount of child support that I am currently paying?
The Clerk’s office is prohibited from giving any legal advice. You may research the laws online or at our Law Library located in the Manatee County Judicial Center. You may also seek legal advise through an attorney. The Clerk’s office does offer a list of several packets that you may file without an attorney. You may review the packets at the Clerk’s office or you may wish to visit : http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/family/forms_rules/index.shtml to decide if it fits your needs.