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SB 1878: Family Law


Family Law; Revising provisions related to parenting coordination to include child support plans; authorizing a court to use a child support plan in its creation or approval of a certain schedule in a child support order or an income deduction order; removing the authority of the court to order the payment of attorney fees, suit money, and the cost of maintaining or defending a proceeding under ch. 61, F.S.; requiring a parent seeking an upward modification of an existing award to demonstrate that prior support payments have been used solely for the benefit of the child, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/5/2018 Senate • Filed
    1/12/2018 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations -SJ 198
    1/17/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 198
    3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Judiciary

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  • SB 1878, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/5/2018 at 6:43 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.046 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    61.125 Parenting coordination. Page 3 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 5 (pdf)
    61.16 Attorney’s fees, suit money, and costs. Page 13 (pdf)
    61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support. Page 15 (pdf)

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