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2006 Florida Statutes

Section 742.021, Florida Statutes 2006

742.021  Venue, process, complaint.--The proceedings shall be in the circuit court of the county where the plaintiff resides or of the county where the defendant resides. The complaint shall aver sufficient facts charging the paternity of the child. Process directed to the defendant shall issue forthwith requiring the defendant to file written defenses to the complaint in the same manner as suits in chancery. Upon application and proof under oath, the court may issue a writ of ne exeat against the defendant on such terms and conditions and conditioned upon bond in such amount as the court may determine.

History.--s. 2, ch. 26949, 1951; s. 151, ch. 86-220.