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The 2000 Florida Statutes

Title VI
Chapter 61
Dissolution Of Marriage; Support; Custody
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Chapter 61, Florida Statutes 2000



61.001  Purpose of chapter.

61.011  Dissolution in chancery.

61.021  Residence requirements.

61.031  Dissolution of marriage to be a vinculo.

61.043  Commencement of a proceeding for dissolution of marriage or for alimony and child support; dissolution questionnaire.

61.044  Certain existing defenses abolished.

61.046  Definitions.

61.052  Dissolution of marriage.

61.061  Proceedings against nonresidents.

61.071  Alimony pendente lite; suit money.

61.075  Equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities.

61.076  Distribution of retirement plans upon dissolution of marriage.

61.077  Determination of entitlement to setoffs or credits upon sale of marital home.

61.08  Alimony.

61.09  Alimony and child support unconnected with dissolution.

61.10  Adjudication of obligation to support spouse or minor child unconnected with dissolution; child custody, child's primary residence, and visitation.

61.11  Writs.

61.12  Attachment or garnishment of amounts due for alimony or child support.

61.121  Rotating custody.

61.13  Custody and support of children; visitation rights; power of court in making orders.

61.1301  Income deduction orders.

61.13015  Petition for suspension or denial of professional licenses and certificates.

61.13016  Suspension of driver's licenses and motor vehicle registrations.

61.13017  Withholding refund of motor vehicle impact fee.

61.1302  Short title.

61.1304  Purposes of act; construction of provisions.

61.1306  Definitions relating to Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act.

61.1308  Jurisdiction.

61.131  Notice and opportunity to be heard.

61.1312  Notice to persons outside this state; submission to jurisdiction.

61.1314  Simultaneous proceedings in other states.

61.1316  Inconvenient forum.

61.1318  Jurisdiction declined by reason of conduct.

61.132  Information under oath to be submitted to the court.

61.1322  Additional parties.

61.1324  Appearance of parties and the child.

61.1326  Binding force and res judicata effect of custody decree.

61.1328  Recognition of out-of-state custody decrees.

61.133  Modification of custody decree of another state.

61.1332  Filing and enforcement of custody decree of another state.

61.1334  Registry of out-of-state custody decrees and proceedings.

61.1336  Certified copies of custody decree.

61.1338  Taking testimony in another state.

61.134  Hearings and studies in another state; orders to appear.

61.1342  Assistance to courts of other states.

61.1344  Preservation of documents for use in other states.

61.1346  Request for court records of another state.

61.1348  International application.

61.1354  Sharing of information between consumer reporting agencies and the IV-D agency.

61.14  Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders.

61.16  Attorney's fees, suit money, and costs.

61.17  Alimony and child support; additional method for enforcing orders and judgments; costs, expenses.

61.18  Alimony and child support; default in undertaking of bond posted to ensure payment.

61.181  Depository for alimony transactions, support, maintenance, and child support payments; fees.

61.1811  Clerk of the Court Child Support Enforcement Collection System Trust Fund.

61.1812  Child Support Incentive Trust Fund.

61.1814  Child Support Enforcement Application and Program Revenue Trust Fund.

61.1816  Child Support Clearing Trust Fund.

61.182  Child Support Depository Trust Fund.

61.1824  State Disbursement Unit.

61.1825  State Case Registry.

61.1826  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.

61.183  Mediation of certain contested issues.

61.19  Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period.

61.191  Application.

61.20  Social investigation and recommendations when child custody is in issue.

61.21  Parenting course authorized; fees; required attendance authorized; contempt.

61.30  Child support guidelines; retroactive child support.

61.401  Appointment of guardian ad litem.

61.402  Qualifications of guardians ad litem.

61.403  Guardians ad litem; powers and authority.

61.404  Guardians ad litem; confidentiality.

61.405  Guardians ad litem; immunity.