Part II of Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes is known as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”), and provides the basis for a court to rule on child custody issues. The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., presents links to Part II of Chapter 61 below:
61.501 Short title.
61.502 Purposes of part; construction of provisions.
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.
61.509 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.
61.525 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.
61.538 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.
Please note that these statutes are up-to-date as of the date of this posting (January 22, 2011). However, as family law is an area that frequently changes, you may want to review the Florida Legislature’s website for the latest.