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Legal Statutes: Florida

UPDATED July 16, 2017

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Chapter 751. Temporary Custody of Minor Children by Extended Family

back to top751.011. Definitions

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) “Concurrent custody” means that an eligible extended family member is awarded custodial rights to care for a child concurrently with the child's parent or parents.

(2) “Extended family member” means a person who is:

(a) A relative of a minor child within the third degree by blood or marriage to the parent; or

(b) The stepparent of a minor child if the stepparent is currently married to the parent of the child and is not a party in a pending dissolution, separate maintenance, domestic violence, or other civil or criminal proceeding in any court of competent jurisdiction involving one or both of the child's parents as an adverse party.
Laws 1993, c. 93-104, § 2; Laws 1996, c. 96-305, § 4. Amended by Laws 2006, c. 2006-167, § 2, eff. July 1, 2006; Laws 2010, c. 2010-30, § 3, eff. July 1, 2010.