Part I of Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes is the main legislation in Florida that deals with divorce (referred to in the statutes as “dissolution of marriage”), support, and time-sharing. The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., presents links to Part I of Chapter 61 below:
Dissolution in chancery.
Dissolution of marriage to be a vinculo.
Commencement of a proceeding for dissolution of marriage or for alimony and child support; dissolution questionnaire.
Certain existing defenses abolished.
Dissolution of marriage.
Proceedings against nonresidents.
Alimony pendente lite; suit money.
Equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities.
Distribution of retirement plans upon dissolution of marriage.
Determination of entitlement to setoffs or credits upon sale of marital home.
Alimony and child support unconnected with dissolution.
Adjudication of obligation to support spouse or minor child unconnected with dissolution; parenting plan.
Attachment or garnishment of amounts due for alimony or child support.
Parenting plan recommendation; presumption of psychologist’s good faith; prerequisite to parent’s filing suit; award of fees, costs, reimbursement.
Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court.
Parental relocation with a child.
Temporary time-sharing modification and child support modification due to military service.
Court-ordered electronic communication between a parent and a child.
Petition for suspension or denial of professional licenses and certificates.
Suspension of driver’s licenses and motor vehicle registrations.
Sharing of information between consumer reporting agencies and the IV-D agency.
Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders.
Attorney’s fees, suit money, and costs.
Alimony and child support; additional method for enforcing orders and judgments; costs, expenses.
Alimony and child support; default in undertaking of bond posted to ensure payment.
Depository for alimony transactions, support, maintenance, and support payments; fees.
Clerk of the Court Child Support Enforcement Collection System Trust Fund.
Child Support Incentive Trust Fund.
Child Support Enforcement Application and Program Revenue Trust Fund.
Child Support Clearing Trust Fund.
Procurement of services for State Disbursement Unit and the non-Title IV-D component of the State Case Registry; contracts and cooperative agreements; penalties; withholding payment.
Identifying information concerning applicants for and recipients of child support services.
Mediation of certain contested issues.
Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period.
Social investigation and recommendations regarding a parenting plan.
Parenting course authorized; fees; required attendance authorized; contempt.
Child support guidelines; principles.
Child support guidelines; retroactive child support.
Appointment of guardian ad litem.
Qualifications of guardians ad litem.
Guardians ad litem; powers and authority.
Guardians ad litem; confidentiality.
Guardians ad litem; immunity.
Court-ordered parenting plan; risk of violation; bond.
Please note that these statutes are up-to-date as of the date of this posting (January 3, 2011). However, as family law is an area that frequently changes, you may want to review the Florida Legislature’s website for the latest.