Monthly Archives: December 2010

Section 61.45, Florida Statutes

For the latest version of this statute, go to http://www.leg.state.fl.us. Court-ordered parenting plan; risk of violation; bond.— (1)In any proceeding in which the court enters a parenting plan, including a time-sharing schedule, including in a modification proceeding, upon the presentation … Continue reading

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Section 61.405, Florida Statutes

For the latest version of this statute, visit http://www.leg.state.fl.us. Guardians ad litem; immunity.—Any person participating in a judicial proceeding as a guardian ad litem shall be presumed prima facie to be acting in good faith and in so doing shall … Continue reading

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Section 61.404, Florida Statutes

For the latest version of this statute, visit http://www.leg.state.fl.us. Guardians ad litem; confidentiality.—The guardian ad litem shall maintain as confidential all information and documents received from any source described in s. 61.403(2) and may not disclose such information or documents … Continue reading

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Section 61.403, Florida Statutes

Guardians ad litem; powers and authority.—A guardian ad litem when appointed shall act as next friend of the child, investigator or evaluator, not as attorney or advocate but shall act in the child’s best interest. A guardian ad litem shall have … Continue reading

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Section 61.402, Florida Statutes

Qualifications of guardians ad litem.— (1)A person appointed as a guardian ad litem pursuant to s. 61.401 must be: (a)Certified by the Guardian Ad Litem Program pursuant to s. 39.821; (b)Certified by a not-for-profit legal aid organization as defined in … Continue reading

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Section 61.401, Florida Statutes

Appointment of guardian ad litem.—In an action for dissolution of marriage or for the creation, approval, or modification of a parenting plan, if the court finds it is in the best interest of the child, the court may appoint a … Continue reading

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Section 61.30, Florida Statutes

Child support guidelines; retroactive child support.— (1) (a)The child support guideline amount as determined by this section presumptively establishes the amount the trier of fact shall order as child support in an initial proceeding for such support or in a proceeding … Continue reading

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Section 61.29, Florida Statutes

Child support guidelines; principles.—The following principles establish the public policy of the State of Florida in the creation of the child support guidelines: (1)Each parent has a fundamental obligation to support his or her minor or legally dependent child. (2)The … Continue reading

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Section 61.21, Florida Statutes

Parenting course authorized; fees; required attendance authorized; contempt.— (1)LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PURPOSE.—It is the finding of the Legislature that: (a)A large number of children experience the separation or divorce of their parents each year. Parental conflict related to divorce is a … Continue reading

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Section 61.20, Florida Statutes

Social investigation and recommendations regarding a parenting plan.— (1)In any action where the parenting plan is at issue because the parents are unable to agree, the court may order a social investigation and study concerning all pertinent details relating to … Continue reading

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