Terms Used In Florida Statutes 743.047

  • 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 child in foster care will be able to secure motor vehicle insurance, the disability of nonage of minors shall be removed provided that the child 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 driver education program. Upon issuance of an order by a court of competent jurisdiction, such child is authorized to make and execute all documents, contracts, or agreements necessary for obtaining motor vehicle insurance as if the child is otherwise competent to make and execute contracts. Execution of any such contract or agreement for motor vehicle insurance has the same effect as if it were the act of a person who is not a minor. A child seeking to enter into such contract or agreement or execute other necessary instrument incidental to obtaining motor vehicle insurance must present an order from a court of competent jurisdiction removing the disabilities of nonage of the minor pursuant to this section.