Tag Archives: termination of parental rights

Baby Veronica Adoption Case Decided By U.S. Supreme Court

I have previously written about the adoption case of Baby Veronica.  In this case, a South Carolina court ordered a child to be taken from her prospective adoptive parents’ home and to be placed in her biological father’s home even … Continue reading

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Is Florida the Correct State for My Child Custody Issue?

Under chapter 61, Florida Statutes, a Florida court generally has jurisdiction for a new custody case (such as (i) divorce involving children’s issues/parenting plan, (ii) paternity/ establishment of time-sharing schedule, or (iii) temporary or concurrent custody of a child by … Continue reading

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Hillsborough County – New Child Custody Proceedings Administrative Order

Chief Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr., of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (Hillsborough County) recently entered a new administrative order that pertains to child custody proceedings.  Below is a summary of AO S-2011-014: For Chapter 751 Proceedings (Temporary Custody of Minor Children … Continue reading

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Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act Affidavit

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (known as the “UCCJEA”) is the body of law that provides Florida courts with authority to rule on issues of child custody.  In virtually every family law proceeding that involves child custody–including … Continue reading

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Section 61.531, Florida Statutes

Expedited enforcement of child custody determination.— (1)A petition under ss. 61.524-61.540 must be verified. Certified copies of all orders sought to be enforced and of any order confirming registration must be attached to the petition. A copy of a certified … Continue reading

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Section 61.522, Florida Statutes

Information to be submitted to the court.— (1)Subject to Florida law providing for the confidentiality of procedures, addresses, and other identifying information in a child custody proceeding, each party, in its first pleading or in an attached affidavit, shall give … Continue reading

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Section 61.503, Florida Statutes

Definitions.—As used in this part, the term: (1)“Abandoned” means left without provision for reasonable and necessary care or supervision. (2)“Child” means an individual who has not attained 18 years of age. (3)“Child custody determination” means a judgment, decree, or other … Continue reading

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