§ 61.501 Short title
§ 61.502 Purposes of part; construction of provisions
§ 61.503 Definitions
§ 61.504 Proceedings governed by other law
§ 61.505 Application to Indian tribes
§ 61.506 International application of part
§ 61.507 Effect of child custody determination
§ 61.508 Priority
§ 61.509 Notice to persons outside the state
§ 61.510 Appearance and limited immunity
§ 61.511 Communication between courts
§ 61.512 Taking testimony in another state
§ 61.513 Cooperation between courts; preservation of records
§ 61.514 Initial child custody jurisdiction
§ 61.515 Exclusive, continuing jurisdiction
§ 61.516 Jurisdiction to modify a determination
§ 61.517 Temporary emergency jurisdiction
§ 61.518 Notice; opportunity to be heard; joinder
§ 61.519 Simultaneous proceedings
§ 61.520 Inconvenient forum
§ 61.521 Jurisdiction declined by reason of conduct
§ 61.522 Information to be submitted to the court
§ 61.523 Appearance of parties and child
§ 61.524 Definitions
§ 61.525 Enforcement under the Hague Convention
§ 61.526 Duty to enforce
§ 61.527 Temporary visitation
§ 61.528 Registration of child custody determination
§ 61.529 Enforcement of registered determination
§ 61.530 Simultaneous proceedings
§ 61.531 Expedited enforcement of child custody determination
§ 61.532 Service of petition and order
§ 61.533 Hearing and order
§ 61.534 Warrant to take physical custody of child
§ 61.535 Costs, fees, and expenses
§ 61.536 Recognition and enforcement
§ 61.537 Appeals
§ 61.538 Role of state attorney
§ 61.539 Role of law enforcement officers
§ 61.540 Costs and expenses
§ 61.541 Application and construction
§ 61.542 Transitional provision

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 61 > Part II

  • Abandoned: means left without provision for reasonable and necessary care or supervision. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Child: means an individual who has not attained 18 years of age. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Child custody determination: means a judgment, decree, or other order of a court providing for the legal custody, physical custody, residential care, or visitation with respect to a child. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Child custody proceeding: means a proceeding in which legal custody, physical custody, residential care, or visitation with respect to a child is an issue. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Commencement: means the filing of the first pleading in a proceeding. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Court: means an entity authorized under the laws of a state to establish, enforce, or modify a child custody determination. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Home state: means the state in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as a parent for at least 6 consecutive months immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Initial determination: means the first child custody determination concerning a particular child. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Issuing court: means the court that makes a child custody determination for which enforcement is sought under this part. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Legislative Auditing Committee: means a committee or committees designated by joint rule of the Legislature, by the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Modification: means a child custody determination that changes, replaces, supersedes, or is otherwise made after a previous determination concerning the same child, regardless of whether it is made by the court that made the previous determination. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Office of Economic and Demographic Research: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. 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
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, or government; governmental subdivision, agency, instrumentality, or public corporation; or any other legal or commercial entity. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Person acting as a parent: means a person, other than a parent, who:
    (a) Has physical custody of the child or has had physical custody for a period of 6 consecutive months, including any temporary absence, within 1 year immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding; and
    (b) Has been awarded a child-custody determination by a court or claims a right to a child-custody determination under the laws of this state. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Physical custody: means the physical care and supervision of a child. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Tribe: means an Indian tribe, or band, or Alaskan Native village that is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • Warrant: means an order issued by a court authorizing law enforcement officers to take physical custody of a child. See Florida Statutes 1009.67
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011