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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 61.001

Purpose of chapter.


This chapter shall be liberally construed and applied.


Its purposes are:


To preserve the integrity of marriage and to safeguard meaningful family relationships;


To promote the amicable settlement of disputes that arise between parties to a marriage; and


To mitigate the potential harm to the spouses and their children caused by the process of legal dissolution of marriage.


s. 1, ch. 71-241; s. 111, ch. 86-220.