§ 751.01 Purpose of act
§ 751.011 Definitions
§ 751.02 Temporary or concurrent custody proceedings; jurisdiction
§ 751.03 Petition for temporary or concurrent custody; contents
§ 751.04 Notice and opportunity to be heard
§ 751.05 Order granting temporary or concurrent custody

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 751 - Temporary Custody of Minor Children by Extended Family

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Concurrent custody: means that an eligible extended family member is awarded custodial rights to care for a child concurrently with the child's parent or parents. See Florida Statutes 751.011
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Extended family member: means a person who is:
    (a) A relative of a minor child within the third degree by blood or marriage to the parent;
    (b) The stepparent of a minor child if the stepparent is currently married to the parent of the child and is not a party in a pending dissolution, separate maintenance, domestic violence, or other civil or criminal proceeding in any court of competent jurisdiction involving one or both of the child's parents as an adverse party; or
    (c) An individual who qualifies as "fictive kin" as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 751.011
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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 1.01
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • 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 1.01
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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 1.01