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The 2023 Florida Statutes

Title VI
CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 61
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE; SUPPORT; TIME-SHARING
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F.S. 61.542
61.542 Transitional provision.A motion or other request for relief made in a child custody proceeding or to enforce a child custody determination that was commenced before the effective date of this part is governed by the law in effect at the time the motion or other request was made.
History.s. 5, ch. 2002-65.

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  1. Lunsford v. Engle

    312 So. 3d 904 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2021)   Cited 1 times
    Both Florida and Oregon have adopted the UCCJEA and, as a result, both Florida's and Oregon's UCCJEA statutes are nearly identical in most respects. Compare §§ 61.50161.542, Fla. Stat. (2015), with OR. REV. STAT. §§ 109.701 – 109.834 (2015).
    PAGE 911
  2. Martinez v. Lebron

    284 So. 3d 1146 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2019)   Cited 7 times
    The UCCJEA addresses subject matter jurisdiction in child custody proceedings. §§ 61.50261.542, Fla. Stat. (2017). Section 61.514 provides:
    PAGE 1148
  3. Keogh v. Keogh

    254 So. 3d 633 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2018)
    Codified at sections 61.501 -61.542, Florida Statutes (2017).
    PAGE 634
  4. Before proceeding, you should read General Information for Self-Represented Litigants found at the beginning of these forms. The words that are in bold underline in these instructions are defined there. For further information, see sections 61.50161.542, Florida Statutes.
    PAGE 399
  5. Baker v. Tunney

    201 So. 3d 1235 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2016)   Cited 5 times
    The UCCJEA governs jurisdiction over child custody matters and is set forth in sections 61.502 through 61.542, Florida Statutes (2015). See Hindle v. Fuith, 33 So.3d 782, 784 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010). Florida has jurisdiction to make an initial determination about child custody if Florida “is the home state of the child on the date of the commencement of the proceeding.” § 61.514(1)(a), Fla. Stat. (2015). “Home state” is defined as:
    PAGE 1237
  6. Kidwell v. Kidwell

    181 So. 3d 1190 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2015)   Cited 3 times
    Petitioner David Lee Kidwell seeks a writ of prohibition, essentially challenging a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage with a Minor Child that adjudicated issues of child support and parental responsibility. Kidwell asserts that the trial court lacked jurisdiction over the couple's child, pursuant to the Florida Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, Fla. Stat. § 61.50161.542 (2014). We deny the petition.
  7. Before proceeding, you should read "General Information for Self–Represented Litigants" found at the beginning of these forms. For further information, see rule 12.070, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, rule 1.070, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, sections 61.50161.542, Florida Statutes and chapter 49, Florida Statutes.
    PAGE 177
  8. Billie v. Stier

    141 So. 3d 584 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2014)
    Florida has adopted the UCCJEA. §§ 61.50161.542, Fla. Stat. (2012). “The UCCJEA unequivocally limits jurisdiction to determine initial custody matters ... to the child's ‘home state.’ ” Arjona v. Torres, 941 So.2d 451, 454 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006). The question of whether Florida is a child's “home state” depends on the facts of each case. Section 61.503(7), Florida Statutes (2012), defines “Home state” as “the state in which a child lived with a parent ... for at least 6 consecutive months immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding.” As it does not appear to be disputed by the father, for purposes of this petition, we proceed under the assumption that the children met the home state requirements necessary to confer jurisdiction to determine custody in the Tribal Court. But the analysis of whether the Tribal Court has jurisdiction does not end there.
    PAGE 586
  9. Florida has adopted the UCCJEA. §§ 61.501 - 61.542, Fla. Stat. (2012). "The UCCJEA unequivocally limits jurisdiction to determine initial custody matters . . . to the child's 'home state.'" Arjona v. Torres, 941 So. 2d 451, 454 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006). The question of whether Florida is a child's "home state" depends on the facts of each case. Section 61.503(7), Florida Statutes (2012), defines "Home state" as "the state in which a child lived with a parent . . . for at least 6 consecutive months immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding." As it does not appear to be disputed by the father, for purposes of this petition, we proceed under the assumption that the children met the home state requirements necessary to confer jurisdiction to determine custody in the Tribal Court. But the analysis of whether the Tribal Court has jurisdiction does not end there.
    PAGE 4
  10. Garces v. Legarda

    86 So. 3d 602 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2012)   Cited 4 times
    See§§ 61.50161.542, Fla. Stat. (2011).
    PAGE 607

    Cases from cite.case.law:

    KEOGH, v. KEOGH,, 254 So. 3d 633 (Fla. App. Ct. 2018)

    . . . Codified at sections 61.501 -61.542, Florida Statutes (2017). . . .

    IN RE AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORMS- A, 246 So. 3d 1131 (Fla. 2018)

    . . . Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, rule 1.070, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, sections 61.501-61.542 . . . Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, rule 1.070, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, sections 61.501-61.542 . . .

    IN RE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORMS- NOMENCLATURE, 235 So. 3d 357 (Fla. 2018)

    . . . For further information, see sections 61.501-61.542, Florida Statutes. Special notes... . . .

    BAKER, v. TUNNEY,, 201 So. 3d 1235 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2016)

    . . . UCCJEA governs jurisdiction over child custody matters and is set forth in sections 61.502 through 61.542 . . .

    KIDWELL, v. KIDWELL,, 181 So. 3d 1190 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2015)

    . . . . § 61.501-61.542 (2014). We deny the petition. . . .

    In AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORMS, 205 So. 3d 1 (Fla. 2015)

    . . . For further information, see sections 61.501-61.542, Florida Statutes. Special notes ... . . . Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, rule 1.070, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, sections 61.501-61.542 . . .

    In AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORMS, 173 So. 3d 19 (Fla. 2015)

    . . . For further information, see sections 61.501-61.542, Florida Statutes. Special notes ... . . . Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, rule 1.070, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, sections 61.501-61.542 . . .

    MAKAROS, v. CICHOCKI, 159 So. 3d 957 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2015)

    . . . under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”), codified at section 61.502-61.542 . . .

    BILLIE, v. STIER,, 141 So. 3d 584 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2014)

    . . . . §§ 61.50161.542, Fla. Stat. (2012). . . .

    GARCES, v. LEGARDA,, 86 So. 3d 602 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2012)

    . . . See §§ 61.50161.542, Fla. Stat. (2011). . . .

    In AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE, 84 So. 3d 257 (Fla. 2012)

    . . . Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, rule 1.070, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, sections 61.501-61.542 . . .

    In AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORMS, 59 So. 3d 792 (Fla. 2010)

    . . . For further information, see sections 61.501-61.542, Florida Statutes. Special notes... . . .

    HINDLE, v. FUITH,, 33 So. 3d 782 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2010)

    . . . is governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”), sections 61.502 to 61.542 . . .

    FRIER, Jr. v. FRIER,, 13 So. 3d 145 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2009)

    . . . Under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, sections 61.501 through 61.542, Florida . . .

    In AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORMS, 20 So. 3d 173 (Fla. 2009)

    . . . For further information, see sections 61.501-61.542, Florida Statutes. Special notes... . . .

    HOLLOWELL, v. TAMBURRO,, 991 So. 2d 1022 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2008)

    . . . visitation under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UC-CJEA”), sections 61.501-61.542 . . .

    BRULTE, v. BRULTE,, 967 So. 2d 1087 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2007)

    . . . pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”), sections 61.501 through 61.542 . . .

    STROMMEN, v. B. STROMMEN n k a, 927 So. 2d 176 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2006)

    . . . See § 61.542, Fla. Stat. (2002). . . . .

    B. STAATS, v. E. McKINNON, f k a E., 924 So. 2d 82 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2006)

    . . . under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), sections 61.501 through 61.542 . . .

    PATTERSON, v. TOMLINSON,, 875 So. 2d 646 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2004)

    . . . See § 61.542, Fla. Stat. (2002). . . .

    GIVENTER, v. GIVENTER,, 863 So. 2d 438 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2003)

    . . . concern regarding the trial judge’s responsibilities under the former UCCJA, now UCCJEA, sections 61.501-61.542 . . .

    SPINDLER, v. MAYOL,, 849 So. 2d 1102 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2003)

    . . . See § 61.542, Fla. Stat. (2002); Miles v. . . .

    R. MILES, v. M. HYMAN,, 836 So. 2d 1097 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2003)

    . . . See § 61.542, Fla. Stat. (2002). . . . .

    MORALES, v. SALAZAR,, 833 So. 2d 226 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2002)

    . . . See § 61.542, Fla. Stat. (2002). . . . .

    AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORMS- UCCJA FORMS, 836 So. 2d 1019 (Fla. 2002)

    . . . replace the reference to sections “61.1302-61.1354” with a reference to newly enacted sections “61.501 61.542 . . . For further information, see sections 61.501-61.542, Florida Statutes. Special notes ... . . . Specifically, chapter 2002-65 created sections 61.501 through 61.542, Florida Statutes (2002), and repealed . . .