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41. 63.032 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 63.032 63.032 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term:(1) “Abandoned” means a situation in which the parent or person having legal custody of a child, while being able, makes little or no provision for the child’s support or makes little or no effort to communicate with the child, which

42. 61.707 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 61.707 61.707 Jurisdiction.—(1) A court may issue an order regarding custodial responsibility only if the court has jurisdiction under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.(2) For purposes of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, the residence of the

43. 61.515 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 61.515 61.515 Exclusive, continuing jurisdiction.—(1) Except as otherwise provided in s. 61.517 , a court of this state which has made a child custody determination consistent with s. 61.514 or s. 61.516 has exclusive, continuing jurisdiction over the determination until:(a) A court of this st

44. 61.520 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 61.520 61.520 Inconvenient forum.—(1) A court of this state which has jurisdiction under this part to make a child custody determination may decline to exercise its jurisdiction at any time if it determines that it is an inconvenient forum under the circumstances and that a court of another st

45. 985.25 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 985.25 985.25 Detention intake.—(1) The department shall receive custody of a child who has been taken into custody from the law enforcement agency or court and shall review the facts in the law enforcement report or probable cause affidavit and make such further inquiry as may be necessary to

46. 409.176 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 409.176 409.176 Registration of residential child-caring agencies and family foster homes.—(1)(a) A residential child-caring agency or family foster home may not receive a child for continuing full-time care or custody, and a residential child-caring agency may not place a child for full-time

47. 984.01 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 984.01 984.01 Purposes and intent; personnel standards and screening.—(1) The purposes of this chapter are:(a) To provide judicial and other procedures to assure due process through which children and other interested parties are assured fair hearings by a respectful and respected court or oth

48. 985.0301 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 985.0301 985.0301 Jurisdiction.—(1) The circuit court has exclusive original jurisdiction of proceedings in which a child is alleged to have committed:(a) A delinquent act or violation of law.(b) A noncriminal violation that has been assigned to juvenile court by law.(2) The jurisdiction of th

49. 39.4085 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 39.4085 39.4085 Legislative findings and declaration of intent for goals for dependent children.—The Legislature finds and declares that the design and delivery of child welfare services should be directed by the principle that the health and safety of children should be of paramount concern a

50. 63.082 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 63.082 63.082 Execution of consent to adoption or affidavit of nonpaternity; family social and medical history; revocation of consent.—(1)(a) Consent to an adoption or an affidavit of nonpaternity shall be executed as follows:1. If by the person to be adopted, by oral or written statement in t

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