Terms Used In Florida Statutes 743.044

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
For the purpose of ensuring that a youth in foster care will be able to secure depository financial services, such as checking and savings accounts, the disability of nonage of minors shall be removed provided that the youth has reached 16 years of age, has been adjudicated dependent, is residing in an out-of-home placement as defined in s. 39.01, and has completed a financial literacy class. Upon issuance of an order by a court of competent jurisdiction, such a youth is authorized to make and execute all documents, contracts, or agreements necessary for obtaining the rights, privileges, and benefits of depository financial services as if the youth is otherwise competent to make and execute contracts. Execution of any such contract or agreement for depository financial services shall have the same effect as if it were the act of a person who is not a minor. A youth seeking to enter into such contracts or agreements or execute other necessary instruments incidental to obtaining depository financial services must present an order from a court of competent jurisdiction removing the disabilities of nonage of the minor under this section.