(a) Prohibition. Unless otherwise provided by law or another rule of procedure, children who are witnesses, potential witnesses, or related to a family law case, are prohibited from being deposed or brought to a deposition, from being subpoenaed to appear at any family law proceeding, or from attending any family law proceedings without prior order of the court based on good cause shown. In addition to in-person proceedings, this rule applies to family law proceedings held remotely via communication technology. The parties, counsel, and the court must ensure that children are not present or nearby during any remote proceedings or able to overhear any remote proceedings.
(b) Related Proceedings. In a family law proceeding held concurrently with a proceeding governed by the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure govern as to the child’s appearance in court.
(c) Uncontested Adoption. This rule does not apply to uncontested adoption proceedings.