Form 12.970(F) "Order Granting Petition for Concurrent Custody by Extended Family" - Florida

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE _________________________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR __________________________ COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: ______________________
Division: ______________________
IN THE INTEREST OF
________________________________
Child(ren)
__________________________________,
Petitioner,
and
__________________________________,
Respondent/_____________,
__________________________________,
Respondent/_______________.
ORDER GRANTING PETITION FOR
CONCURRENT CUSTODY BY EXTENDED FAMILY
This case came before this Court for a hearing on a Petition for Concurrent Custody by Extended
Family. The Court, having reviewed the file and heard the testimony, makes these findings of
fact and reaches these conclusions of law:
SECTION I. FINDINGS:
1. The Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter and the parties.
2. The minor child(ren) at issue in this matter are:
Name
Date of Birth
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
3. The Petitioner, {full legal name} __________________________________________ is
the {extended family relationship}_______________________________ of the child(ren).
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.970(f), Order Granting Petition for Concurrent Custody by
Extended Family (02/18)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE _________________________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR __________________________ COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: ______________________
Division: ______________________
IN THE INTEREST OF
________________________________
Child(ren)
__________________________________,
Petitioner,
and
__________________________________,
Respondent/_____________,
__________________________________,
Respondent/_______________.
ORDER GRANTING PETITION FOR
CONCURRENT CUSTODY BY EXTENDED FAMILY
This case came before this Court for a hearing on a Petition for Concurrent Custody by Extended
Family. The Court, having reviewed the file and heard the testimony, makes these findings of
fact and reaches these conclusions of law:
SECTION I. FINDINGS:
1. The Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter and the parties.
2. The minor child(ren) at issue in this matter are:
Name
Date of Birth
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
3. The Petitioner, {full legal name} __________________________________________ is
the {extended family relationship}_______________________________ of the child(ren).
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.970(f), Order Granting Petition for Concurrent Custody by
Extended Family (02/18)
4. The Petitioner currently has physical custody of the child(ren) and has had physical
custody of the child(ren) for at least 10 days in any 30-day period within the last 12
months.
5. The Petitioner does not have signed, written documentation from the parent(s) which is
sufficient to enable the custodian to do all the things necessary to care for the child(ren)
which are available to custodians who have an order for temporary custody by extended
family.
6. Parent {full legal name} _________________________________ of the child(ren):
{Choose one only}
____ Filed a Waiver and Consent
____ Was served with the petition and failed to file an Answer
____
Is deceased as evidenced by: _______________________________________
7. Parent {full legal name} _________________________________ of the child(ren):
{Choose one only}
____ Filed a Waiver and Consent
____ Was served with the petition and failed to file an Answer
____
Is deceased as evidenced by: _______________________________________
8. It is in the best interest of the child(ren) for the Petitioner to have concurrent custody.
SECTION II: CONCURRENT CUSTODY
1. The Petitioner,__________________________________________________, is granted
concurrent custody of the minor child(ren).
2. The Petitioner shall have all the concurrent rights and responsibilities of a legal parent.
3. The Petitioner is authorized to make all reasonable and necessary decisions for the minor
child(ren), including but not limited to:
a. Consent to all necessary and reasonable medical and dental care for the child(ren),
including nonemergency surgery and psychiatric care;
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.970(f), Order Granting Petition for Concurrent Custody by
Extended Family (02/18)
b. Secure copies of the child(ren)’s records, held by third parties, that are necessary
for the care of the child(ren), including, but not limited to: medical, dental, and
psychiatric records; birth certificates and other records; and educational records;
c. Enroll the child(ren) in school and grant or withhold consent for the child(ren) to be
tested or placed in special school programs, including exceptional education; and
d. Do all other things necessary for the care of the child(ren).
SECTION III. CHILD SUPPORT
{Insert the name or designation of the appropriate parent in the space provided}
1. The Petitioner _____ did _____ did not request the establishment of child support.
2. ____ If child support is requested, the parents have received personal or substituted
service of process, the petition requests an order for support of the child(ren), and there
is evidence of the parents’ ability to pay the support ordered.
_____ Parent {name or designation} _______________ and {if applicable}
_____ Parent {name or designation} ___________________
has the present ability to pay child support.
{Choose one only}
a.____ The amounts in the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure Form 12.902(e) filed by
_____Parent {name or designation} _____________________
_____ Parent {name or designation} _______________
are correct;
OR
b.____ The Court makes the following findings:
Parent {name or designation} ______________________________’s net monthly income
is $____________, (Child Support Guidelines ____%).
Parent {name or designation} ____________________________’s net monthly income is
$_____________, (Child Support Guidelines ____%)
Monthly child care costs are $_________________.
Monthly health/dental insurance costs are $_____________.
OR
c._____ Parent {name or designation} _______________ is currently ordered to pay child
support to the other parent in the amount of $__________ per ____________ as
established in the case of (style of case and number} ____________________________.
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.970(f), Order Granting Petition for Concurrent Custody by
Extended Family (02/18)
_____ All of the child support or _____ a portion of the child support in the amount of
$___________ shall be redirected to the Petitioner.
3. Amount
a. Parent {name or designation} __________________’s Obligation
Parent {name or designation} ________________ shall be obligated to pay child support
at the rate of $_______ per month for the _______children {total number of parties’
minor or dependent children} commencing _______________________ {month, day,
year} and terminating ________________________ {month, day, year}. Child support
shall be paid in the amount of $______________ per _____________ {week, month,
other} which is consistent with Parent {name or designation} ___________’s current
payroll cycle.
Upon the termination of child support for one of the parties’ children, child support in the
amount of $_____________ for the remaining _________ children {total number of
remaining children} shall be paid commencing __________________ {month, day, year}
and terminating _________________________ {month, day, year}. This child support
shall be paid in the amount of $_________ per _________ {week, month, other}
consistent with Parent {name or designation} ________________’s current payroll cycle.
{Insert paragraph for the child support obligation, including the amount, and
commencement and termination dates, for the remaining minor or dependent children,
which shall be payable as the obligation for each child ceases.}
Parent {name or designation} _______________ shall pay child support until all of the
minor or dependent children: reach the age of 18, become emancipated, marry, join the
armed services, die, or become self-supporting; or until further order of the court or
agreement of the parties. The child support obligation shall continue beyond the age of
18 and until high school graduation for any child who is dependent in fact, between the
ages of 18 and 19, and is still in high school, performing in good faith with a reasonable
expectation of graduation before the age of 19.
If the child support ordered deviates from the guidelines more than 5%, the factual
findings which support that deviation are: ____________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.
b. Parent {name or designation} __________________’s Obligation
Parent {name or designation} ________________ shall be obligated to pay child support
at the rate of $_________ per month for the ________children {total number of parties’
minor or dependent children} commencing______________________ {month, day, year}
and terminating __________________ {month, day, year}. Child support shall be paid in
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.970(f), Order Granting Petition for Concurrent Custody by
Extended Family (02/18)
the amount of $__________per ______________{week, month, other} consistent with
Parent {name or designation} ______________________’s current payroll cycle.
Upon the termination of the obligation of child support for one of the parties’ children,
child support in the amount of $__________ for the remaining ______ children {total
number of remaining children} shall be paid commencing _____________________
{month, day, year} and terminating ________________________ {month, day, year}. This
child support shall be paid in the amount of $______________ per _______________
{week, month, other} consistent with Parent {name or designation} _____________’s
current payroll cycle.
{Insert paragraph for the child support obligation, including the amount, and
commencement and termination dates, for the remaining minor or dependent children,
which shall be payable as the obligation for each child ceases.}
Parent {name or designation} ___________________ shall pay child support until all of
the minor or dependent children: reach the age of 18; become emancipated, marry, join
the armed services, die, or become self-supporting; or until further order of the court or
agreement of the parties. The child support obligation shall continue beyond the age of
18 and until high school graduation for any child who is dependent in fact, between the
ages of 18 and 19, and is still in high school, performing in good faith with a reasonable
expectation of graduation before the age of 19.
If the child support ordered deviates from the guidelines more than 5%, the factual
findings which support that deviation are:______________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.
4. Retroactive Child Support and/or Arrearages
{If both parents are ordered to pay retroactive child support and/or arrearages, please
include a separate paragraph for each parent.}
a. _____ Parent {name or designation} ____________________________________
shall pay retroactive child support in the amount of $__________________ as of
{date} ________________ to the Petitioner. The retroactive child support shall be
paid in the amount of $___________ per month, payable _____in accordance with
the employer’s payroll cycle, and in any event at least once per month _____ other
{explain} _________________commencing {date} _______________, until paid in full
including statutory interest.
b. _____ Parent {name or designation} _______________ _____owes child support
arrearages in the amount of $__________ as of {date} ________________ to the
other parent. The child support arrearages shall be paid in the amount of $_______
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.970(f), Order Granting Petition for Concurrent Custody by
Extended Family (02/18)