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Information under oath to be submitted to the court.
Section 63.135, Florida Statutes 2004

63.135  Information under oath to be submitted to the court.--

(1)  Each party in an adoption proceeding, in the first pleading or in an affidavit attached to that pleading, shall give information under oath as to the child's present address, the places where the child has lived within the last 5 years, and the names and present addresses of the persons with whom the child has lived during that period. In the pleading or affidavit each party shall further declare under oath whether:

(a)  The party has participated as a party or witness or in any other capacity in any other litigation concerning the custody of the same child in this or any other state;

(b)  The party has information of any custody proceeding concerning the child pending in a court of this or any other state; and

(c)  The party knows of any person not a party to the proceedings who has physical custody of the child or claims to have custody or visitation rights with respect to the child.

(2)  If the declaration as to any item specified in subsection (1) is in the affirmative, the declarant shall give additional information under oath as required by the court. The court may examine the parties under oath about details of the information furnished and other matters pertinent to the court's jurisdiction and judgment of adoption.

(3)  Each party has a continuing duty to inform the court of any custody proceeding concerning the child in this or any other state about which he or she obtained information during this proceeding.

History.--s. 6, ch. 87-397; s. 340, ch. 95-147; s. 27, ch. 2003-58.