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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 744.107, Florida Statutes 2004

744.107  Court monitors.--The court may, upon inquiry from any interested person or upon its own motion in any proceeding over which it has jurisdiction, appoint a monitor. The monitor may investigate, seek information, examine documents, or interview the ward and shall report to the court his or her findings. The court shall not appoint as a monitor a family member or any person with a personal interest in the proceedings. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, a monitor may be allowed a reasonable fee as determined by the court and paid from the property of the ward. No full-time state, county, or municipal employee or officer shall be paid a fee for such investigation and report.

History.--ss. 18, 26, ch. 75-222; s. 10, ch. 89-96; s. 4, ch. 90-271; s. 1068, ch. 97-102.