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2006 Florida Statutes

Section 751.03, Florida Statutes 2006

751.03  Petition for temporary custody; contents.--Each petition for temporary custody of a minor child must be verified by the petitioner and must contain statements, to the best of petitioner's knowledge and belief, showing:

(1)  The name, date of birth, and current address of the child;

(2)  The names and current addresses of the child's parents;

(3)  The names and current addresses of the persons with whom the child has lived during the past 5 years;

(4)  The places where the child has lived during the past 5 years;

(5)  Information concerning any custody proceeding in this or any other state with respect to the child;

(6)  The residence and post office address of the petitioner;

(7)  The petitioner's relationship to the child;

(8)  The consent of the child's parents, or the specific acts or omissions of the parents which demonstrate that the parents have abused, abandoned, or neglected the child as defined in chapter 39;

(9)  Any temporary or permanent orders for child support, the court entering the order, and the case number;

(10)  Any temporary or permanent order for protection entered on behalf of or against either parent, the petitioner, or the child; the court entering the order; and the case number;

(11)  That it is in the best interest of the child for the petitioner to have custody of the child; and

(12)  A statement of the period of time the petitioner is requesting temporary custody, including a statement of the reasons supporting that request.

Only an extended family member may file a petition under this chapter.

History.--s. 4, ch. 93-104; s. 4, ch. 2006-167.