Unified Family Court

The Unified Family Court Program (UFC) is a special grant funded project in the Pasco County Court System dedicated to the proposition of:

  • One family
  • One judge
  • One courthouse location
Prior to the creation of the UFC program a family that was involved in some or all of the following family law legal actions could be assigned to as many as three judges, general masters, or hearing officers and the parties involved had to appear in multiple locations for court hearings.

  • Child support
  • Delinquency
  • Dependency
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
Now a family whose members are involved in any of these case types are eligible for reassignment to the Unified Family Court Program. Once assigned they are guaranteed that all their family law related cases would be managed by a UFC judge. The UFC Judges in Pasco County have been successfully hearing such cases for over one year.


When you file a case or a case is filed naming you as a party a special UFC Case Manager evaluates your current and prior court cases to determine your eligibility for the Unified Family Court Program. Once identified, the case is assigned to the appropriate UFC Judge and section.

The Clerk & Comptroller works closely with this program in linking and processing related cases in the Clerk's Case Management System. Therefore, whenever you appear at a hearing all your UFC related cases are easily identified and readily made available to the Court to expedite your hearing and subsequent court actions.
After this assessment all your cases subject to the UFC program will continue to be processed and calendared together. This system provides ongoing coordinated litigation and remedies for families involved in multiple family law actions under one judge and one court location.

Unified Family Court Judicial Assignments
Note: Judicial assignments are usually changed annually and may be changed at any time.

Court actions that are not subject to the Unified Family Court Program are:

  • County Civil
  • Criminal
  • Misdemeanor
  • Non-family Circuit Civil
  • Probate
  • Small Claims
Family Law Forms
For family law forms, please visit the Self-Help Center located on the Florida State Courts web site.

Florida State Courts
Representing Yourself in Family Court

For general information and locally approved forms for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, please visit their website.

The Sixth Judicial Circuit

Department Contact Information

Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Esq.
Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller
38053 Live Oak Avenue
Suite 205
Dade City, FL 33523-3894
352-521-4542, Option 3

Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Esq.
Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 338
New Port Richey, FL 34656-0338
Physical Location:
7530 Little Road
Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL 34654
727-847-8031, Option 3