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The 2023 Florida Statutes

Title VI
Chapter 61
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F.S. 61.709
61.709 Notice requirement for deploying parent.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3), and subject to subsection (2), a deploying parent shall notify in a record to the other parent:
(a) A pending deployment not later than 7 days after receiving notice of deployment unless he or she is reasonably prevented from doing so by the circumstances of service, in which case the deploying parent shall provide notice as soon as reasonably possible.
(b) A proposed plan fulfilling each parent’s share of custodial responsibility during deployment provided as soon as reasonably possible after notice of deployment is given under paragraph (a).
(2) If a court order prohibits disclosure of the address or contact information of the other parent, notice pursuant to subsection (1) must be provided to the issuing court. If the address of the other parent is available to the issuing court, the court shall forward the notice to the other parent. The court shall keep confidential the address or contact information of the other parent.
(3) Notice pursuant to subsection (1) is not required if both parents are living in the same residence and have actual notice of the deployment or plan.
(4) In a proceeding regarding custodial responsibility, a court may consider the reasonableness of a parent’s efforts to comply with this section.
History.s. 1, ch. 2018-69.