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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 88.2011

Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident.

In a proceeding to establish, enforce, or modify a support order or to determine parentage, a tribunal of this state may exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident individual or the individual’s guardian or conservator if:


The individual is personally served with citation, summons, or notice within this state;


The individual submits to the jurisdiction of this state by consent, by entering a general appearance, or by filing a responsive document having the effect of waiving any contest to personal jurisdiction;


The individual resided with the child in this state;


The individual resided in this state and provided prenatal expenses or support for the child;


The child resides in this state as a result of the acts or directives of the individual;


The individual engaged in sexual intercourse in this state and the child may have been conceived by that act of intercourse;


The individual asserted parentage in a tribunal or in a putative father registry maintained in this state by the appropriate agency; or


There is any other basis consistent with the constitutions of this state and the United States for the exercise of personal jurisdiction.


s. 2, ch. 96-189.