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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title VI
CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 61
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE; SUPPORT; TIME-SHARING
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F.S. 61.745
61.745 Content of temporary custody order.An order granting custodial responsibility, when applicable, must:
(1) Designate the order as temporary and provide for termination after the deploying parent returns from deployment.
(2) To the extent permissible, identify the destination, duration, and conditions of the deployment.
(3) Specify the allocation of caretaking authority, decisionmaking authority, or limited contact among the deploying parent, the other parent, and any nonparent.
(4) Provide a process to resolve any dispute that may arise if the order divides caretaking or decisionmaking authority between individuals, or grants caretaking authority to one individual and limited contact to another individual.
(5) Provide for liberal communication between the deploying parent and the child during deployment, including through electronic means, unless it is not in the best interest of the child, and allocate any costs of communication.
(6) Provide for liberal contact between the deploying parent and the child during the time the deploying parent is on leave or otherwise available, unless it is not in the best interest of the child.
(7) Provide for reasonable contact between the deploying parent and the child after the parent’s return from deployment until the temporary order is terminated, even if the time of contact exceeds the time the deploying parent spent with the child before entry of the temporary order.
History.s. 1, ch. 2018-69.